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Fadi Chehade, New ICANN CEO, To Oversee Massive Internet Upgrade

A businessman with experience in building consensus will be the next CEO of the Internet agency in charge of contentious policies surrounding Internet addresses.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is pushing through a major change in the way Web and email addresses are structured and assigned, announced Fadi Chehade’s appointment Friday. He will replace former U.S. cybersecurity chief Rod Beckstrom as chief executive.