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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers [ICANN] is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1998 to take over the operations of the Web from the United States government. The main duty of ICANN is to manage and control the domain name system [DNS] which is the main foundation for the world wide web. ICANN is also accountable for the technical operations of the world wide web, the creation of innovative ideas for the world wide web and also provides stability for the operations of the Internet. The governance and management of the Web by ICANN has become a contentious issue mainly because of their United States' influence on ICANN and the way it influences the choices made by ICANN. A good instance of that is the conclusion made by ICANN on the.xxx domain name. This choice is thought to be highly affected by the United States government. The question now is, вЂњShould ICANN continue to govern and control the Internet?вЂќ. In this essay, I will go through exactly what the popular media articles including newspaper articles and magazine articles say about this question. Also, I am going to discuss the perspective of scholarly articles including university press journals and books about this question. Byron Holland, the President and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority who wrote a popular media article in the world and Mail newspaper, believes the Internet should be left how it's at the moment. ICANN is doing a fantastic job in comparison to what any other country or organization would be able to do when they were to take over the affairs of this Internet (Holland, diploma. 8). He believes that the world wide web is better off accessible and free to allow innovations and creativity to occur (Holland, par. 11). T.. .