The principle of "Sovereignty" is no longer limited to the political dimensions as was the case in the last two centuries. A new technological dimension has been added to the already established original meaning. This is obvious through the states efforts to control their own distinctive domain names on the Internet. These names are assigned by ICANN[1]. It is a US (California) based international non-profit organization that controls distributing domain names on the Internet and the internet management processes. It can authorize entities to control their own domain names. It can even reassign or cancel the names of other entities. Thus, in effect, the sovereignty of the states is technically threatened by USA.

Keywords: Internet, ICANN, sovereignty

[1] ICANN- Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers