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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Rod Beckstrom: The ICANN icon of gTLDs

Rod Beckstrom will be remembered as the Internet technocrat who single-handedly managed to resurrect and deliver the long standing dream of ICANN for a truly wide Internet namespace. The former president and CEO of ICANN successfully pushed for the expansion of TLDs, following more than six years of prior activity on the subject with an […]

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Rod Beckstrom, former ICANN CEO, on CNN

Rod Beckstrom, former ICANN CEO, has given an interview on cybersecurity to CNN. Beckstrom also served as Director of the US National Cybersecurity Center, in 2008. Link to video interview.

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Forty-five percent of domainers want Rod Beckstrom to return

An astounding 45% of domain investors, high rank officers and even cleaning personnel are seeking the return of former ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom. This remarkable popularity vote signifies the role that Rod Beckstrom played as head of ICANN, during his four years of tenure. Although Beckstrom might return, his new role could be that of […]

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Starting in 2013: Registrars to take exam tests and other news

During a special late Friday night session, ICANN moved on with an interesting announcement regarding all ICANN-accredited domain registrars. The ICANN meeting involved the top tier key people of the agency, who shared ideas and pizza – a corporate move promoted by the Better Domains Through Better Work Environment coalition, sponsored by Verisign. “We had […]

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ICANNT.com – Welcome to the future of gTLDs

ICANNT.com was launched today, among cheers of joy from the participants of the 45th ICANN conference in Toronto, Canada. “So easy to navigate, I love the colors and it surely beats anything I witnessed during my tenure as CEO,” said former head of ICANN, Rod Beckstrom, tanned from deep-sea fishing in the Cayman islands. “It’s […]

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How Al Gore and Rod Beckstrom are connected

Former Vice President, Al Gore, took a sabbatical to the Greek islands of Heptanese, after losing the 2000 elections to George Bush. The sidekick to president Bill Clinton emerged several weeks later, sporting a full beard and having become an enlightened man. Having invented the notorious Information Superhighway – the reference to the public, commercial […]

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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 poetry: Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles!

It’s no secret that former ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom is a lover of Greece. Having spent some quality time with family after the end of his tenure in July, Rod Beckstrom visited Athens and naturally, the Greek island of Santorini. While most domainers remember Rod for his expressive gestures, there is another side that we […]

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The secret side of Rod Beckstrom

Following his departure from ICANN, former ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, spent some quiet time with friends and family in the Greek island of Santorini. Many domainers and industry specialists are fond of Rod Beckstrom and definitely miss his gregarious personality. Recently, we discovered a secret side to Rod’s online interests, and we are presenting it […]

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Rod Beckstrom tweets from Greece

Former ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, is enjoying some long-awaited vacations in Santorini, Greece, with his family. Recently, we made a parody post about Rod’s upcoming position as financial advisor to the Greek Prime Minister. Amazingly, our post correctly included a picture of Oia (pronounced Ee-ah) in Santorini; however, Rod is actually visiting the scenic Oia […]

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Rod Beckstrom in pictures!

The former ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, clearly enjoyed to use his hands during the numerous meetings he has attended in the past three years. It is with great pleasure that we present the best of Rod Beckstorm’s hand-gesture pictures, while hoping that Rod will stick around the domain community for a few more years. 😀

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