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ICANN CEO to be announced Friday

Kevin Murphy, June 18, 2012, 14:26:21 (UTC), Domain Policy

ICANN will reveal the identity of its new CEO at a press conference this coming Friday.

But there’s a rumor going around that he or she is not expected to actually join the organization until September.

ICANN has just issued a press release stating that it will hold a news conference in Prague at 1600 local time (1400 UTC) during which Rod Beckstrom’s replacement will take questions from reporters.

People have been asking me for months if I know who it is and I have to say I haven’t got a clue.

The latest rumor doing the rounds, however, is that whoever has been selected will not actually take the helm until later this year.

I’ve heard September from some sources and October from others, but ICANN is currently declining to confirm or deny the rumor.

Beckstrom announced his departure from ICANN a year ago. His contract expires at the end of the month and is not expected to be extended.

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Comments (2)

  1. Philip Corwin says:

    Am hearing the same thing on not actually taking the reins until Fall. A big mistake IMHO

  2. John Smith says:

    Yay, another reveal day!

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