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The Internet authority responsible the Web’s address system has been hacked, compromising employee emails and personal information.

Initial members of the ICANN board were chosen by the late Dr. Jonathon Postel, who headed IANA. IANA derived its authority under a contract from the U.S. government which financed the original research network, Advanced Internet US hands internet control to ICANN. The long-planned turnover takes place, but not before triggering an outcry from critics.