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Rod Beckstrom

“There are certain things [the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers] can do in cyber-security and certain things we absolutely cannot do. We’re fundamentally a bottom-up, community-driven organization [with] a special focus on the domain name system. … There’s cyber-defense and there’s cyber-offense. We have nothing to do with offense anywhere, and we have to remain as neutral as Switzerland … protecting our domain name system through and with our partners.”

–Rod Beckstrom, MBA ’87, president and CEO of the international nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, discussed the past, present, and future of ICANN during a 30-minute interview on C-Span.

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