ICANN, the organization in charge of basic Internet name and addressing technology, today announced a new chief executive, Fadi Chehade.
The move was expected since last August when outgoing CEO Rod Beckstrom announced his eventual departure (PDF) from the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
But ICANN also announced that the leader of a controversial change, the expansion of generic top-level domains (GTLD) to include everything from .google to .sucks, also is stepping down. Hundreds have applied to operate the new GTLDs, and ICANN now is evaluating the applications.
Chehade, a 50-year-old citizen of Lebanon, Egypt, and the United … Read more