Rod Beckstrom Interviewed on PBS

ICANN President, Rod Beckstrom was recently interviewed as part of a debate on new TLDs. He did a good job.

It’s sad to see the ANA misunderstand most of the nuances of new TLDs. It’s a disservice to their members. Rather than digging in and profiling the opportunities, they’ve maligned the program. I’ll bet that many ANA members will see past this and apply for a new TLD.

The fact is that new TLDs are neither good nor bad. They are just another choice and we will see some amazing new (and old) businesses who will use this to their great advantage in the coming years.

Watch Domain Names: Debating the Effects of a Dot-Anything World on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Rod Beckstrom led ICANN when they signed the affirmation of commitments with the Department of Commerce.  You can view a copy of it here.

ICANN’s Affirmation of Commitments

 

About Joe Alagna

Joe Alagna is the Vice President of Channel Development at the leading international domain name registrar, 101domain.com. Having been involved in the domain name industry and ICANN for over 15 years, he is an expert in all aspects of the domain business, including domain name investing, new gTLDs, registrars, and registries. Before the domain name business, he negotiated national accounts contracts for AT&T Wireless. Joe can be reached by phone at +1 (909) 606-9175 or via email using the contact form on this site.
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