Andy Mueller-Maguhn elected to ICANN board
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The first open balloting of board members to the non-profit group overseeing the Internet's name and address system led on Tuesday to the election of five regional directors, including a German hacker. The five new grass-roots members, each representing a major . . . The first open balloting of board members to the non-profit group overseeing the Internet's name and address system led on Tuesday to the election of five regional directors, including a German hacker. The five new grass-roots members, each representing a major region of the globe, will be a part of a 19-member board elected to run the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the group charged with overseeing the technical functions of the global Internet.

ICANN, based in Marina del Rey, Calif., is the nonprofit corporation formed to assume responsibility for web address domain name allocation, network management, and other technical issues, initially performed under U.S. government contract. ICANN is responsible to the more than 300 million people estimated to be connected to the Internet worldwide.

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