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May, 2010

  • 21 May

    Rod Beckstrom gives keynote speech

    Tens of thousands cheered last week at the Russian Internet Governance Forum in Moscow, where Rod Beckstrom gave a keynote speech entitled, “The future of ICANN: Toward a Global Internet.” The ICANN CEO is poised to join the ranks of Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy for his amazing …

March, 2010

  • 12 March

    Rod Beckstrom draws criticism over DNS security comment

    While speaking at an ICANN international meeting in Nairobi this week, Rod Beckstrom criticized the security of DNS, saying it “can stop any time.” Furthermore, he went on to state: The domain name system is under attack today as it has never been before. I have personally consulted with over …

  • 2 March

    Rod Beckstrom to visit China

    Rod Beckstrom is scheduled to visit China for two days next week. This will be the ICANN CEO’s first trip to the country since assuming his post last year. A number of things are on the agenda. A major point of discussion will be China’s plans to launch its own …

November, 2009

  • 19 November

    Internet Governance Forum concludes in Egypt

    The fourth-annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt has just concluded. Hot topics discussed at the international event include IPv6 adoption and America’s role in Internet affairs To spur IPv6 adoption, ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom proposed a “cash for clunkers” program through which old IPv4 …

October, 2009

  • 30 October

    Acceptance of IDN applications to begin next month

    ICANN has just announced that starting November 16, nations will be able to start applying for IDNs. This comes after a promise from the agency to speed up the creation of an IDN system. Rod Beckstrom, CEO of ICANN, stated: This is only the first step, but it is an …

  • 23 October

    ICANN Seoul Meeting starts this Monday

    Web industry leaders from across the world will be packing their bags this weekend for ICANN’s 36th International Meeting in Seoul, South Korea. The event runs October 25- 30. A hot topic of discussion will be IDNs— domains containing non-Latin characters. Rod Beckstrom, CEO of ICANN, stated: This is an …

  • 2 October

    Rod Beckstrom answers your questions

    ICANN has been criticized in the past for paying too little attention to end users. Now the agency’s CEO, Rod Beckstrom, has decided to give Joe the Plumber an ear and an eye by answering a few questions submitted by readers at Guardian.co.uk. Here is a summary of the questions …

September, 2009

  • 17 September

    ICANN receives letter of concern from Congress

    Two high-ranking Republicans from the House Judiciary Committee– Lamar Smith, R-TX, and Howard Coble, R-NC– sent a letter to new ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom this week expressing concern about the new gTLD system and the expiration of the JPA, slated to occur in less than two weeks. The two expressed …

July, 2009

  • 22 July

    New ICANN CEO releases address

    New ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom has been in his post for more than three weeks now, but just released his first public address yesterday. In the message, Paul Twomey’s replacement talks about how excited he is to be working at ICANN and details his plans for the future. While it’s …

  • 13 July

    Beckstrom: "ICANN is functioning properly [because] the Internet is functioning properly"

    Forget about problems like cybersquatting, unethical registrar practices, and the blatant commercialization of domains ICANN has allowed to go on for years. Oh no, everything is fine at the California organization. In a recent statement, new CEO Rod Beckstrom eased all doubts: There will always be different voices out there, …