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ICANN Community Reactions To Beckstrom Resignation

News of Rod Beckstrom’s departure spread across the ICANN and wider internet community last night and has been getting quite a bit of mileage on various industry and personal blogs and sites. Here are a few that I came across: Kieren McCarthy suggests (strongly) that ICANN fired Beckstrom Nigel Roberts has a few choice words […]

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ICANN Official Release On Beckstrom Departure

ICANN has issued an official release regarding Rod Beckstrom’s announced departure. I wasn’t expecting the release to have any “meat”, but I think they’ve outdone themselves this time. It’s not just slightly fluffy, it’s practically redefined my understanding of fluff. There’s no indication as to why Beckstrom is standing down, so speculation will be rife […]

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Beckstrom announces departure from ICANN via Twitter

ICANN Chief Announces Departure Via Twitter

ICANN’s CEO and President, Rod Beckstrom, has announced that he will be stepping down in July of next year. The announcement came via Twitter of all places, with a press release, presumably with more details, due sometime soon: I have decided to wrap up my service at ICANN July 2012. Press release soon. With the […]

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ICANN Site Gets Facelift

ICANN’s main site has been given a drastic facelift. The organisation’s website had come under a lot of criticism due to the massive amount of information published on it which was rendered all but inaccessible due to the site’s poor layout and navigation. Over the last couple of years there have been a number of […]

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ICANN Chief Slaps Down ANA

Kevin reported in detail about the letter that ANA (Association of National Advertisers) sent to ICANN where they threatened to sue over the launch of new TLDs. ICANN chief, Rod Beckstrom, has replied in detail and while the response is polite it’s a bit of a slap down, as Beckstrom points out why ICANN believes […]

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New TLD Event To Be Held In Bulgaria

With the countdown towards the opening of the application window on new TLDs next January draws closer the number of new TLD related events is growing. In November there will be a one day event on new TLDs in Sofia, Bulgaria.   At the moment the timetable covers topics such as: intellectual property IDNs IPv6 […]

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ICM Registry Getting Into Bed With Domainers?

Is ICM Registry trying to win over domainers? According to an announcement earlier this afternoon ICM will be the overall Diamond Sponsor for T.R.A.F.F.I.C in October. The event’s organiser, Rick Schwartz, obviously expects some negative backlash from the announcement as in his email he states: We know this may be met with some amount of […]

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ICANN NomCom Appointees Announced

ICANN NomCom Appointees Announced

ICANN’s Nominating Committee announced their appointees last night. The NomCom is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN’s leadership. The NomCom is mandated to ensure that overall, ICANN’s leadership is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective. The basic criteria is that selectees are people of integrity, objectivity and sound judgment, can […]

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