After a lawsuit spurred a cadre of volunteers to cede management duties of the Internet Time Zone Database, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has assumed control of the master list, which is used to coordinate time across different systems on the internet.
"The Time Zone Database provides an essential service on the internet and keeping it operational falls within ICANN's mission of maintaining a stable and dependable internet," said Akram Atallah, ICANN's chief operating officer, in a statement. ICANN took control of the database at the request of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
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