Head of net’s address system to leave

Rod Beckstrom, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the internet address system, plans to leave the organization next July, the New York Times reports. Mr. Beckstrom plans to complete his three-year contract with Icann, a term that has been marked by moves to expand and internationalize the internet address system. But these efforts have also brought the organization, and Mr. Beckstrom, into conflict with governments, brand owners and others…

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