While the COVID 19 virus has pretty much taken over the news in recent weeks, other things are still happening, albeit at a slower pace.
ICANN announced Monday that they had hired Mikhail Anisimov to head up their activities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
“Mikhail Anisimov is a well-known domain industry professional in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and a long-time ICANN community member,” said Sally Costerton, ICANN’s Senior Vice President for Global Stakeholder Engagement. “He will continue to build on the great work of his predecessors, bringing his knowledge of Internet governance and the domain industry to our organization. I look forward to working with him to deepen ICANN’s presence in the region.”
Anisimov is well known in the internet governance and internet industry space, having been with the Russian ccTLD (.ru) for the last 6 years. Prior to working for the .ru registry he worked with RU -CENTER, which is the largest hosting provider and domain name registrar in Russia.
Anisimov will be based in Moscow, though he is expected to work closely with Chris Mondini and his team who are in Brussels.