3/13/2012

The chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said the organization would review its conflict-of-interest policies in the wake of a controversy over a past chairman. ICANN came under criticism after it was revealed that former Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush had a role at a firm that stood to benefit from the planned expansion of top-level domains. Recently, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a U.S. Department of Commerce agency, rejected an ICANN request to continue oversight of the system by which Internet domain names and numbers are assigned.

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