ICANN names President and CEO Göran Marby to Replace Fadi Chehadé

08 Feb 2016   Los Angeles, California… Göran Marby, an experienced business executive and government leader has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).   “I’m delighted to announce Göran as the new head of ICANN,” said Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the …

Fadi Bites The Hand That Feeds ICANN, Calling Those “Hoggers” of Domains

  Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, in a story published by the HuffingtonPost.com, which also contains a video interview with Fadi at World Economic Forum in Davos, explaining how we “went from twenty-something” top domain names to hundreds” throws large domain investors under the bus and then backs up the bus and rolls over them …

Chairman Crocker’s Self Defense on ICANN’s Lack of Accountability and Transition

  ICANN accountability has come into question more than any other issue in the transitional discussions that led to the NETMundial conference. Under President Clinton in 1998, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) entered into a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to manage core functions of …

ICANN gears up for the arrival of new web domains

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the not-for-profit organization that oversees web addresses, has created two new executive positions as it prepares for the arrival of a slew of new web domain names.   Chief operating officer Akram Atallah will become president of the newly-created Generic Domains Division on July 1, ICANN …

GAC advice on gTLDs not binding – ICANN

First Reported on worldipreview.com The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is not obliged to implement government wishes about Internet domain names, according to board chair Steve Crocker.   Speaking in a video interview last week in response to Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) demands to kill off at least two generic top-level domain …