(The Hosting News) – ICANN, the organization in charge of internet oversight recently discussed the organization’s search for a new executive.
ICANN notably oversees the IANA, the authority responsible IP address allocation.
Stating that they’ve already met to discuss the matter and will continue to do so, ICANN is working with executive search firm Odgers Berndtson to coordinate the hiring process.
Current ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom’s term ends in July of next year.
ICANN previously announced in August that Beckstrom wouldn’t return, despite continued support by the organization along with a number of successes during Beckstrom’s term.
Meanwhile, working with the candidate consulting firm, ICANN has released a CEO Candidate Profile, detailing qualifications for Beckstrom’s successor.
“ICANN requires a public interest-minded leader with a combination of business, diplomatic and organizational skills,” the profile states.
Qualifications listed range from professional and personal skills to having technical experience and a knowledge of “the Internet Governance Ecosystem.”
ICANN has been busy recently. When announcing Beckstrom’s departure in August, ICANN detailed successes under his tenure, including the launch of “internationalized domain names.” The organization also worked on an agreement with the U.S. government, making internet oversight global.
The organization has also overseen an initiative that allows for the application of customized TLDs. ICANN launched in 1998 and is headquartered in Marina Del Ray, California. For more information on the matter, view a press release here (icann.org).