Latest Rod Beckstrom Stories

Vocado Executive To Become New ICANN CEO
2012-06-24 05:23:52

The organization which oversees website domain names has chosen a little-known executive as the successor to departing chief executive Rod Beckstrom, according to various media reports published this weekend. Beckstrom, who is departing ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) when his three-year contract expires next month, will be replaced by Fadi Chehade. The 50-year-old Chehade, who is currently the CEO at cloud-based administrative software firm Vocado, will...

ICANN Opens Floodgates For Top Level Domains
2012-06-14 10:13:06

John Neumann for redOrbit.com “The internet is about to change forever — now a powerful change is coming.” Says Rod Beckstrom, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization responsible for giving the internet its basic operational framework. The new top-level domains, or TLDs, will start to come online in the first quarter of 2013. You will soon see the familiar web suffix of .com and .net replaced with .app,...

2012-06-13 14:28:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com U.S.-based companies are dominating the applications for new Internet address endings, according to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN said the U.S. is accounting for nearly half of all applications, with 884 requests for new suffixes out of a total of 1,930. There has been 40 of the applications from the U.K., 303 from the Asia-Pacific region, and 17 from Africa, according to ICANN. The organization revealed at a...

2012-06-12 23:03:02

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is set to reveal the over 1,900 generic top level domains (gTLDs) that they have received requests for on Wednesday, June 13th in London. ICANN will also be releasing the organizations that have sent these requests. Online Marketing Firm, fishbat, examines the implications for businesses and marketers. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 For the first time in the history of the internet, general top level domains (gTLDs) will be...

2011-10-10 14:30:00

Rod Beckstrom Tells Dubai Conference that Potential Applicants Also Need to Know of Challenges and Risks Dubai, U.A.E (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domain Program offers significant opportunities for Middle Eastern organizations to expand their online presence, according to Rod Beckstrom, CEO and President of ICANN. He stressed the benefits and challenges of the new domains for the Middle East, and cited the region's technological know-how as a factor that would...

2011-09-19 20:30:00

CEO Makes Announcement During gTLD Global Awareness Campaign in London London, U.K. (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 ICANN today launched a micro website for new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), a program that heralds one of the biggest changes to the Internet in its history. The site offers a wealth of information about the new program, including the Applicant Guidebook approved by ICANNâs Board of Directors. âœThis microsite will be an invaluable...

2011-08-18 08:25:00

The head of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees the Internet's infrastructure, announced that he will not seek another term and will be leaving the organization come next July. Rod Beckstrom, the chief executive officer of the group, said he would complete his three-year term, a term that has been marked by moves to expand and internationalize the Internet address system. But these efforts have also brought Beckstrom and ICANN into conflict with...

2011-08-04 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter to Mr. Rod Beckstrom, President, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today detailed major flaws in the proposed ICANN program that would permit applicants to claim virtually any word, generic or branded, as Internet top-level domains. In the first year alone, the ICANN plan would allow as many as 1,000 new top level domains with the same cap every year thereafter....

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