Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ICANN to close the Trademark Clearinghouse?

April 1, 2014 (Marina del Rey, California, USA) - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today that the Board of Directors has elected Dr. Jean Guillon to succeed Fadi Chehadé as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Guillon will take office at the conclusion of the Board's next meeting in the French Palais de l'Elysée, France, April 10-14, 2014.

Fadi Chehadé, ICANN's current President and CEO, has held the position since June 2012 and has overseen the start-up of the organization.

Jean Guillon's first action will be to end the ICANN new gTLD program, close the Trademark Clearinghouse program and reimburse all applicants.
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