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ICANN chief Paul Twomey has said he will leave the net's domain name regulator at the end of the year. Today, at its 34th annual public meeting in Mexico City, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced that Twomey would not seek another term as president and chief executive when his current three-year …


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  1. Chris C


    "We owe him a great debt for long and faithful service"

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he get paid to perform that service? As a result, nobody owes him anything. You can be as grateful and as thankful as you'd like, but there is no debt for which he is owed anything (not even praise).

    "Twomey will depart ICANN just as it starts accepting applications from people interested in buying their very own url suffix."

    Except .xxx, of course. The idiotic prudes lobbying the US government made sure that that TLD will never see the light of day. It's funny when you stop to consider that having a .xxx TLD would make it easier to block that content. Sure, not everyone would use that TLD, but it would still be more effective than the current filters.

  2. Eduard Coli

    Guess the cheques cleared

    Researchers and domain monopolists need Porsche too!

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Was he in charge of the destruction of the ICANN board?

    Was he responsible for the changes in the ICANN charter that got rid of the at-large members?

    If so, good riddance!

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