The current hardware the 'internet' is run on is owned by a large number of mostly capitalistic companies. Hardware comes, and hardware goes. There is probably still an AS400 mail relay out there that does reverse bang notation translations.
ICANN is a naming organization. Period. It has the canonical name:ip address list.
I can do it all without them. I can run my own DNS server. Or anyone can.
Currently in the works is a P2P distributed DNS list that is somewhat separated from ICANN.
Knowing how things really work is important.
I like how you said it, but I have no idea what you said.
Seems to me whoever controls the search engines controls the internet. How do you find what you want on the internet if there’s no search engine available that will let you see it?