ICANN CEO Göran Marby to speak at WHD.Global next month

ICANN CEO, Göran Marby, will be a speaker during Web Hosting Days Global – the hosting and cloud mega-conference that takes place in Germany. Mr. Marby will be addressing the community at WHD.global on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 with his presentation, “Shape the future of the Internet: Your business depends on it.” If you plan […]

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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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Göran Marby : New ICANN CEO’s name .com registered today

A few days after canceling its Panama meeting, ICANN announced a new CEO: Göran Marby. The Swedish technocrat has an impressive professional career, that includes working for the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency. He’s also serving on the Swedish E-identification Board. Despite heading a body that formulates regulations related to the Internet name space, Mr. […]

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Fadi Chehadé and gTLDs : 12 gesture photos from the Rod Beckstrom school of ICANN gesticulation!

There is no doubt that the void left behind by former ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, is immense. The legacy of the technocrat and poet continues to this day; he should be credited for bringing the ICANN gTLD program to completion. Fadi Chehadé is the current ICANN CEO, and he has done a remarkable job, considering […]

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Petition to reinstate Rod Beckstrom as ICANN CEO

We decided to launch a petition among domainers, asking for the reinstatement of Rod Beckstrom as CEO of ICANN. Why, you may ask. It’s not that the new CEO, Fadi Chehadé, is in any way incompetent; on the contrary, the man has an impressive resume as corporate executive. Unfortunately, Rod Beckstrom’s charisma and personality are […]

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Rod Beckstrom bids farewell

Rod Beckstrom, the outgoing CEO of ICANN bid farewell today to the Internet community he served since June 2009. In a blog post, he passed the baton to interim CEO, Akram Atallah whose tenure ends October 1st, whereupon Fadi Chehade takes over. Said Beckstrom: “These have been three of the busiest, most intense years in […]

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New ICANN CEO’s domain in the hands of Dutch ‘domain investor’

Fadi Chehade, new ICANN CEO, will assume office on October 1st – all while outgoing CEO, Rod Beckstrom‘s tenure ends on Sunday. As CEO, Fadi Chehade will receive a base salary of $560,000 plus up to $240,000 in bonuses. Nice! So how much of this money will he spend recovering his dot com? Shocking as […]

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Rod Beckstrom’s new role: Advisor to Greece?

Outgoing ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, gave a strong closing statement at ICANN #44 in Prague; perhaps, his last public speech as head of ICANN. Looking powerful and strangely handsome, Rob Beckstrom said from the podium that when he joined ICANN, the financial reserves were a mere $57 million. As he’s about to leave office, ICANN […]

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Five reasons why we can’t make fun of the new ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé

The new ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé takes over the ICANN leadership from outgoing CEO, Rod Beckstrom. We had a good, joyful time with Rod Beckstrom, poking well-meant fun whenever possible, but we won’t be able to do the same with Fadi Chehadé, unfortunately. 😀 Here are five reasons why: Fadi Chehadé has Lebanese roots. So […]

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Who is best suited for ICANN CEO?

On Friday, ICANN will reveal its new CEO that will take over the much-coveted (and often despised) spot from outgoing CEO, Rod Beckstrom. There are plenty of technocrats fit for the job, but who would be the best match for the job? Bill Gates? Mark Zuckerberg? Arianna Huffington? Someone else? With unemployment still high in […]

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Hank Alvarez for new ICANN CEO in July 2012

The announcement by ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, that he will terminate his contract with ICANN in 2012 came as a shock to many – except for members of ICANN that experienced Beckstrom’s performance first-hand. In that press release, Beckstrom was eager to toot his own horn and address his alleged achievements in a manner that […]

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