18 Jul '11, 10pm
Ex-ICANN Chairman Jumps to New gTLD Job, Google Adopts .CO & Doors Open in Domainsville:
At the ICANN meeting in Singapore, Thrush led the ICANN Board to approve the organization's controversial roll out of an unlimited number of new gTLDs. His shift, less than a month later, to a leadership position in a new business that ICANN created and has regulatory control over, is already drawing criticism from those who view it as a conflict of interest. None the less, there are no regulations in place that bar such a move and Thrush's expertise and connections in the area of new TLDs obviously make him a very valuable addition to any company operating in that space.