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ICANN fires new gTLD project manager
ICANN announced that its new gTLD project manager Michael Salazar had resigned. The claim isn't true. Following an unannounced Board meeting at the end of last week - the third in as many months - chair Steve Crocker demanded that someone on staff be held accountable for the failure of the TAS application system which had caused a six-week delay in the program. Salazar was identified and promptly fired. The decision has left the new gTLD program without a head at a crucial time. A replacement for ICANN's CEO is due to be announced this week although he isn't expected to start for several months.