Marina del Rey, California, USA (27 October 2000) - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today the names of four of its original nine Directors who will serve extended terms until November 2002.
The Directors with extended terms are Frank Fitzsimmons, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Jun Murai, and Linda Wilson. At the conclusion of the ICANN annual meeting on 16 November 2000, they will be joined by newly elected At Large Directors Karl Auerbach, Ivan Moura Campos, Masanobu Katoh, Andy Mueller-Maguhn, and Nii Quaynor to comprise the At Large component of the ICANN Board of Directors. Nine other Directors are selected by ICANN Supporting Organizations for Domain Names, Addresses, and Protocols.
The five original Directors who will be leaving the Board after the annual meeting on November 16th are Chairman Esther Dyson, Geraldine Capdeboscq, George Conrades, Greg Crew, and Eugenio Triana.
The extended terms for four of the original Directors are part of a plan for ICANN At Large membership that was adopted by the Board at its March and July 2000 meetings in Cairo and Yokohama. The decision on those who would accept extended terms was made by the nine original Directors.