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The whole ICANN issue is a misperception of what the internet is. ICANN only controls the assignment of the nominal domain names like buzzmachine.com.
The internet can function fine without names (DNS) it is just necessary to use the IP numbers instead. This might make bookmarks a little more difficult to read, but the phone system has worked for a century with only numbers. Software like keyword searches can even allow use of words when trying to reach a site even if there was no DNS. AOL does this, for example.
It’s more political posturing by politicians who have no idea of what they are talking about. Who cares who hands out the names, it just a clerical function.
Oh they’ll be back.
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