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ICANN President, CEO to Step Down July 2012

Rod Beckstrom announced today that he will be ending his work at the the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) by July of next year (via Twitter). Beckstrom, a former U.S. cybersecurity chief, was elected as the President and CEO of ICANN in Jun of 2009 following Paul Twomey who had been serving the position since March 2003.

Updates:  UPDATED Aug 17, 2011 3:48 PM PDT
Beckstrom to Leave ICANN at End of His Term Aug.16.2011, Official Press Release from ICANN [PDF]
ICANN fires its CEO Aug.17.2011, Kieren McCarthy
ICANN chief Beckstrom says he will go in July 2012 Aug.17.2011, Kevin Murphy

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