back to article Censor-happy China, battling Brazilians ... just what's left in the wake of ICANN's now ex-CEO?

Everyone wants to leave their job on a high, but so few manage it. One of those who tried so hard is Fadi Chehade, CEO of domain-name system overseer ICANN, who vacated the top role earlier this month. He has left a bit of a stink behind, thanks to his courting of the repressive Chinese government and disgraced Brazilian …

  1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Any word(s) on who will probably take over as CEO?

    1. Dan Wilkie

      Don't tell anyone, but I expect they'll approach me in the next couple of days - no doubt they're already headed over to my house in a gold plated Learjet already.

    2. tapanit

      Next CEO has been announced a couple of weeks ago: Göran Marby, now at Swedish Telecom.

  2. Alan Brown Silver badge

    Why is this a surprise?

    "Just this week, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition sent its own letter to ICANN's board complaining about its contents, particularly Chehade's suggestion that ICANN involve itself more in the field of intellectual property (IP)."

    The previous head of ICANN is an IP lawyer who got to the position after antics at his previous organisation which would would leave Machiavali impressed (and which were exposed, hence why he left said organisation). Chehade was pretty much a hand-picked successor, groomed for the task.

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