ICANN director’s registry CEO job up for grabs
DotAsia is looking for a new CEO after 15 years of operation, DI understands.
Edmon Chung has been made Acting CEO and the board of the registry will start looking for a replacement by October 7, according to a source.
I’m told the board passed a resolution last week stating: “In pursuit of the fundamentals of transparency, accountability and fair competition, and in the DotAsia community best interests, the CEO contract should be put for open tender”.
Chung, who joined ICANN’s board of directors a year ago, will not be barred from reapplying for his job.
DotAsia, which of course runs .asia, was one of the successful registries in ICANN’s 2003 “sponsored” gTLD round.
The TLD launched in 2017 and currently has around 200,000 domains under management.
The DotAsia Organization in a non-profit entity with a complicated organizational structure involving several Asian ccTLDs.
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