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03|02|2009 03:56 pm EDT

ICANN president Paul Twomey to step down

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ICANN / Policy

Picture from ICANNWiki

Picture from ICANNWiki

ICANN president Paul Twomey announced this at the opening ceremony at the ICANN meeting in Mexico that he is going to step down as an ICANN president at the of  June. However he will stay on until the end of the year in order to transition the leadership to the new president.

“Last year, I told the Board that I did not want to renew my contract as President and CEO for another 3 year term,” said Twomey. “While I am deeply and personally committed to ICANN and its success, I think this is the right time for me to move on to another leadership position in the private or international sectors.”

ICANN published an official announcement with further details this morning.

[via ISquattedYour.EU]

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