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ICANN Names Steve Crocker as Chair of the Board

ICANN has named, Internet pioneer, Steve Crocker as new Chair of the Board. Dr. Crocker whose involvement with ICANN dates back to 2002, has also served as chair of ICANN’s Security, Stability, and Advisory Committee (SSAC) until 2010. He was the SSAC liaison to the Board from 2003 to 2008, a voting member of the Board since 2008, and vice-chair of the Board since December 2010.

Crocker succeeds Peter Dengate Thrush, who was Chair since 2007. Also board member Bruce Tonkin, an Australian, was named Vice Chair. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Melbourne IT Limited.

ICANN’s newly-elected Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker shares his views on what will be the challenges and issues of his term. Interview conducted by Brad White, director of global media affairs.

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Congratulations David A. Ulevitch  –  Jun 24, 2011 6:20 PM

This is awesome.  Congratulations Steve!

Congratulations. Geoff Sisson  –  Jun 26, 2011 5:54 AM

Congratulations, Steve!  Great news!

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