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ICANN board squatter dies
Infamous ICANN board squatter Hans Kraaijenbrink has died.
In a tribute to the Dutchman, ICANN chairman Vint Cerf said Hans had "played a key role in the evolution and reform of ICANN... seeking always to balance the interests of many constituencies. Always ready to serve when asked, his vision and determination will be sorely missed.
He continued: We were most fortunate to be able to work with him over the past five years and offer our collective condolences to all of his friends and family. We sincerely hope that his family will be sustained in this sad time by the love of family and friends who knew and valued him as a friend and colleague.
Following a distinguished career in the Dutch government and the Netherlands telecoms regulator, Mr Kraaijenbrink was a controversial figure in ICANN following his appointment as one of the original ICANN directors in 1998.
He was one of the infamous boardsquatters who rewrote ICANN bylaws to extend their tenure in the overseeing organisation. Mr Kraaijenbrink was also a staunch supporter of numerous issues pushed through by the Board against the wishes of the wider Net community.
Details at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/33884.html