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Vint Cerf to exit ICANN


Vint Cerf, widely acknowledged as the leading light in developing the Internet, is leaving the organisation that oversees it, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). 

He is stepping down as chairman of the agency, which oversees domain names and other Internet addressing policies.
The 64-year-old Cerf joined ICANN in 1999 and became the chairman in 2000. There are term limits, so he will be leaving the organisation with immediate effect.
During the 1970s, Cerf led the Stanford University team that invented the TCP/IP protocol, upon which the Internet runs, and later developed the first e-mail program, MCI Mail.
Since 2005, he has been employed as Google's chief Internet evangelist.