ICANN says its all grown up and ready to move out of the nest. The keeper of all things domain name sent a long report to the Department of Congress, saying that it has achieved all the objectives required for independence, the BBC reports.
Paul Twomey, president of Icann, told the BBC that ICANN has "essentially complete(d)" all of the objectives the US government set up for separation.
"The Board proposes that the (Joint Project Agreement) is no longer necessary and can be concluded," wrote Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of the Icann board, in the letter accompanying the report.
Added Mr Twomey: "Has the process of the MoU and JPA towards building a stable, strong organization which can do this transition, has that been successful? The board is effectively saying yes. The JPA has been fundamentally achieved and what's more important is for the Department of Commerce and Icann to talk about what the next stage looks like."