Fadi Chehadé : Former ICANN president’s legacy lives on

During his tenure as President CEO of ICANN, Fadi Chehadé became involved in the successful roll-out of the TLD Registry program. The end result: hundreds of new gTLDs were introduced to the world, creating an entirely new dynamic in the domain market. ICANN now holds onto millions of dollars in cash reserves, thanks to the […]

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Post-ICANN : Fadi Chehadé & Company launch web site

During the past week, former ICANN President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé, launched his professional web site. Operating from a Donuts gTLD, Mr. Chehadé & Company rolled out Chehade.Company. Among the company’s goals: “At Chehadé & Company, we are committed to catalyzing and enabling these collaborative networks, delivering practical solutions to the emerging issues. Strategy. Diplomacy. Partnerships […]

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Chehade.Company : Fadi Chehadé about to launch web site on new gTLD

Fadi Chehadé, outgoing ICANN president and CEO, gave a joyful welcome – and a teary farewell – to the attendants of ICANN55 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The Lebanese technocrat assisted with the expansion of the Internet namespace, as more than a thousand new gTLDs were approved during his tenure. As he’s moving on to “greener pastures,” […]

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Fadi Chehadé : Farewell video by the ICANN president

Fadi Chehadé is ending his tenure as ICANN president and CEO, with a welcome message to the participants of ICANN55 in Marrakesh, Morocco. Chehadé’s message also serves as a farewell note, although the spirit of the multi-stakeholder model will live on. As part of his message, Mr. Chehadé acknowledged that when it comes to food, […]

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The Onion : No excuse for ICANN to give away our dot .Onion brand

The Onion is a popular online publication, specializing in breaking news and almost real stories. As part of its annual gTLD allocation program, ICANN apparently identified dot .Onion as a reserved TLD and “gave” it to the Tor Project, without first consulting The Onion. Naturally, this unexpected move did not sit well with The Onion […]

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“FIFA reminds us of ICANN” : Sophia Bekele & Fadi Chehade’s resignation analysis

Sophia Bekele, founder of DotConnectAfrica and the Yes2DotAfrica campaign does not mince her words. In an article that offers an analysis of Fadi Chehadé’s resignation as president and CEO of ICANN – effective next year – Ms. Bekele invites more ICANN officials to resign. Cauterizing Fadi Chehadé’s departure as an indication of “mixed leadership record“, […]

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ICANN improvisation : Donuts, Inc. can offer ‘Combo gTLD’ strings

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé might be enjoying his final 10 months in office, but his ongoing efforts towards a unified multi-steak holder model are reaping results. The latest announcement from ICANN is related to gTLD string combining, a process that allows gTLD Registries such as Donuts, to offer domains in combined gTLDs. According to directive […]

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It doesn’t have to suck: ICANN allows less expensive dot .BLOWS to launch

After a massive number of complaints were lodged against the allegedly pro-consumer gTLD dot .SUCKS, ICANN, the governing authority of domain names is taking a different approach. “Indeed, paying $2,000 dollars to protect one’s brand amounts to highway robbery, and we’re going to fix that,” said the ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé. “Why deal with the […]

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Fadi Chehadé video interview to RSTV of India

ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé, gave a lengthy interview to the Indian television station RSTV, for the show Indian Standard Time. Anchor Siddharth Varadarajan conversed with the ICANN CEO for approximately half an hour. The discussion involved a variety of current subjects, including security, the expansion of the TLDs and Internet governance. Here is the complete […]

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Domain cybersquatter curses ICANN and its gTLD ‘nightmare’

A serial cybersquatter has gone on the offensive, lashing out on ICANN and its ‘nightmare‘ launch of hunderds of new gTLDs. Paul Skriminsky of New York, smashed his laptop in rage, after witnessing his revenue from typo PPC parking and sales of trademark domains plummet. “Those ICANN bastards, rolled out hundreds of new gTLDs like […]

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ICANN considers limitation of domain registrations to 100 per person!

Following on the footsteps of a recent interview to Sputnik News, ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé comes up with yet another shocker for the domainer community. Expectations about the multi-stakeholder model are running high, and the issue of Internet governance is one hot potato currently; the dessert is yet to come. According to sources, ICANN is […]

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Sputnik News: Interview with ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé

ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé, gave an interview to the Russian news agency, Sputnik News. The interview was conducted over the phone, by Russian investigative reporter, Nikolai Domienenko. Here are the highlights from the English edition, to be published tomorrow at Sputnik News: Nikolai Domienenko: Hello Fadi, and thank for interview grant. I ask you, what […]

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