The U.S. government has officially given up the address book of the internet to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers effective on October 1, 2016. This means that ICANN has become a self-regulating non-profit international organization managing the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, the system for online domains such as .com domains. Effective October 1, 2016, ICANN is no longer under the watch of the US’ National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Christopher Mondini, ICANN’s vice president for global business engagement, said the change will have no impact on day-to-day internet use, and will assure the global community that the system is free from government regulation and interference. ‘This is a new kind of governance model,’ he added.