The Obama administration has decided to give up U.S. control over the Internet address system. While this system has already been managed by a private organization, the U.S. government has retained veto power. But on Thursday, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration endorsed a plan that will give web oversight to a broader online community that could allow foreign intervention.

A representative for that department says the new model will ensure a “vibrant and healthy Internet.” “The Internet’s multi-stakeholder community has risen to the challenge we gave them to develop a transition proposal that would ensure the Internet’s domain name system will continue to operate – CONTINUE