Executive Director steps down from role.
Kurt Pritz has stepped down from his role as Executive Director of Domain Name Association, and advocacy group for the domain name industry.
In a letter sent to DNA members this afternoon, Chairman Adrian Kinderis did not identify a successor. Kinderis wrote:
Fellow members may have concerns about the current and future management of the DNA and its many activities. Please be advised that the board and I have no serious concerns. The DNA partners with Virtual and Allegravita, two full-service external consultancies that manage all areas of operational excellence and communications. These two organizations have the full trust and support of the board, and the various DNA member committees that I’m proud to see are generating substantial and practical work product on a weekly basis.
Pritz was previously Chief of Strategy for ICANN. He was the face of the new top level domain name program there until he abruptly resigned in November, 2012, citing a recently discovered conflict of interest.
While DNA says it promotes the interests of the domain name industry, most of its efforts have been focused on promoting new top level domain names.