ICANN Head To Step Down

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Paul Twomey, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), announced today he will step down from his position at the end of 2009.

Paul Twomey, President and CEO, ICANN
Paul Twomey

"Last year, I told the Board that I did not want to renew my contract as President and CEO for another 3 year term," said Twomey.

"While I am deeply and personally committed to ICANN and its success, I think this is the right time for me to move on to another leadership position in the private or international sectors."

Twomey was named CEO and President in 2003, after serving, for 4 years, as the Chairman of  ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC).

"I’m delighted to have taken part in building ICANN’s role in assuring a stable and secure Internet," said Twomey.

"The Board has asked me to stay on after it appoints a successor to have a period of handover with the new appointee. During this transition period I shall be appointed to the new position of Senior President."

Twomey announced his decision at the opening of ICANN’s 34th International Public Meeting in Mexico City.


ICANN Head To Step Down
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  • http://www.3ac.co.uk Gary Taylor

    Farewell and good luck to Paul, he’s done a sterling job at ICANN over the last few years. All the best in your new role, where ever that may be…has there been any reports on where he may move to?

    If you’re listening Paul, you can have a job as the resident expert on domain names at my blog 3ac if you want! Although, not sure if the package will be quite as attractive as the other offers you’re probably getting, but you’d still have a laugh! :-)

    Any news on who the new CEO will be?

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