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ICANN hires former ARI exec to head gTLD relations

Kevin Murphy, June 12, 2013, 17:49:04 (UTC), Domain Policy

Krista Papac, formerly chief strategy officer with AusRegistry and ARI Registry Services, has joined ICANN as gTLD registry services director.

It appears to be a newly created job title at ICANN, though it sounds a little similar to the gTLD “liaison” role vacated by Craig Schwartz a couple of years ago.

Papac, a familiar face to many in the ICANN community, has been in the industry for over a decade.

Prior to ARI, which she left to become a consultant last September, she had stints at MarkMonitor, Verisign and Iron Mountain. She joined ICANN last month.

ICANN is hiring like crazy at the moment as it simultaneously gears up for the launch of new gTLDs and executes on CEO Fadi Chehade’s ambitious drive to simultaneously professionalize and globalize the organization.

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Comments (4)

  1. James says:

    Congrats, Krista!

  2. Frank Bruno says:

    Congratulations to Krista Papac! Craig was seemingly irreplaceable, but Krista is an invaluable addition to ICANN.

  3. Avri Doria says:

    I listened to her work her first webinar.
    She’s good!

  4. Scott Pinzon says:

    I interacted with Krista when I was Director of Policy Communications for ICANN, and also as ICANN’s Director of Marketing. She is a true professional with great industry knowledge, and personifies grace under pressure. This is a terrific hire for ICANN and will benefit the whole TLD community. Congrats, Krista!

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