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The company responsible for internet addresses has hired Fadi Chehade as its new chief executive.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) is facing criticism over its handling of new top level domains.
Mr Chehade, formerly of IBM, will replace Rod Beckstrom who had been in post since June 2009.
Mr Chehade will earn $560,000 (£360,000) a year, plus up to $240,000 (£154,000) in possible bonuses.