Former U.S. cybersecurity official Rod Beckstrom has been named the new CEO and president of ICANN.
His appointment was announced at the annual meeting Friday in Australia of ICANN, which stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
A global nonprofit, ICANN is responsible for assigning and managing Internet domain names and IP addresses, among other tasks.
"Rod Beckstrom has exactly the sort of strong personal and technical background that ICANN needs," ICANN Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush said in announcing the decision.
Beckstrom, who received his MBA from Stanford University, has served on the boards … Read more