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ICANN Turning into a FIFA-Like Organization, Says the Guardian

A story published today in the Guardian warns that the US government’s plan to give up control of ICANN may create the web’s answer to Fifa. “What if instead of organising a football competition every four years, Fifa took on management of the internet? Leaving aside the arrests and bribery allegations, the organisation might look a bit like the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers… The scary thing about Fifa is that, when things go wrong, no one else has the power to intervene.”

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