ARIN gets a new CEO – kinda

From the ‘wasn’t he already doing that job?‘ files:

ARIN  (American Registry for Internet Numbers) the
organization that is tasked with allocating IP address in the US and
Canada for both IPv4 and IPv6, is getting new leadership today. Well officially at least they are.

ARIN has named John Curran as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2009. The only issue I have with Curran’s appointment, is the fact that Curran has been the acting CEO since January 1, 2009. I had been under the impression that Curran was the caretaker while a search was ongoing.

Nonetheless Curran is well experienced in the ways of ARIN,  and has actually served as the chairman of the ARIN from August 1997 to December 2008.

“John is the perfect person for the job. His unparalleled knowledge of
ARIN and the Internet industry, along with his extensive business
experience is the best possible combination to allow ARIN to meet the
changing needs of the Internet community,” said Paul Vixie,
Chairman of ARIN’s Board of Trustees in statement. “We are excited that he has
agreed to come aboard full time to lead the organization and direct
ARIN’s important registry, educational and policy initiatives during
this critical time for the industry.”

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