Who owns the Internet?

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No one owns the internet, and only one organization controls the Internet in its entirety. More of a concept than an actual tangible entity, the Internet relies on a physical infrastructure that connects networks to other networks. There are many organizations, corporations, governments, schools, private citizens and service providers that all own pieces of the infrastructure, but there is no one body that owns it all. There are, however, organizations that oversee and standardize what happens on the Internet and assign IP addresses and domain names, such as the National Science Foundation, the Internet Engineering Task Force, ICANN, InterNIC and the Internet Architecture Board.

Answerlike you said no one owns the internet a group of experts made the internet
The Internet is comprised of many independent networks. As such, it does not have a single owner, instead many people and companies own small pieces of it.
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