ICANN CEO Discusses Board

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Recently, Internet regulator ICANN held its annual meeting in Costa Rica, discussing a host of issues affecting the Internet. During the course of the event, the corporation’s CEO Rod Beckstrom talked about how ICANN had to change to ensure that it continued to act independently.

Specifically, Beckstrom cited problems on ICANN’s board of directors, stating that he felt it was “time to further tighten up the rules that have allowed perceived conflicts to exist.”

“This is necessary not just to be responsive to the growing chorus of criticism about ICANN’s ethics environment, but to ensure that absolute dedication to the public good supersedes all other priorities,” Beckstrom commented.

Beckstrom also referred to the CEO job as “sometimes frustrating,” but also “deeply rewarding,” saying that the board’s conflicts contributed to making the role somewhat harder. In addition to that, Beckstrom called for more diversity on the board itself.

Beckstrom is set to step down following the completion of his term in July. Meanwhile, ICANN has kept busy looking for his successor. The organization has recently overseen the expansion of gTLDs, accepting applications for new domain endings. For more information regarding the matter, view a press release here (prweb.com).