Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » 2012-08-02 - Thanks to Rod Beckstrom

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2012-08-02 - Thanks to Rod Beckstrom

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Thanks to Departing President and CEO

Thanks to departing President and CEO, Rod Beckstrom.

Meeting Date: 
Thu, 2 Aug 2012
Resolution Number: 
Implementation Actions: 
  • None
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, Rod A. Beckstrom was elected by the ICANN Board as ICANN's President and Chief Executive Officer effective 1 July 2009.

Whereas, Rod concludes his term as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors on 1 July 2012.

Whereas, under Rod's leadership ICANN made significant progress on strategic objectives, including DNS stability and security, increased competition, consumer trust and consumer choice, core operations including IANA and a healthy Internet governance ecosystem.

Whereas, this progress included strong growth in DNSSEC adoption and expansion of L-root instances, the launch of the new gTLD program, increased adoption of IDNs, growth in membership in ICANN organizations and increased international outreach.

Whereas, during Rod's term as the Chief Executive Officer, important steps were taken that will enable future innovation and expansion establishing a lasting legacy of contributions to the global unified Internet.

Whereas, Rod during his term as CEO, Rod has served as a member of the ICANNBoard as well as a

Member of the Board Executive Committee

Member of the New gTLD Program Committee

Resolved (2012.08.02.07), Rod has earned the deep appreciation of the Board for his term of service as President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, and the Board wishes Rod well in all future endeavors.

Additional Information: 
  • The resolution does not address funding for the items identified therein.