Peter Dengate Thrush

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Peter Dengate Thrush

Peter Dengate-Thrush (born 1956), aka "PDT", is a New Zealand barrister specialising in Internet law. In November 2007 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of ICANN, taking over the role from Vint Cerf.[1]

Dengate Thrush was made an InternetNZ Fellow at the InternetNZ annual meeting in August 2008 in recognition of his contributions to Internet policy issues both in New Zealand and internationally.[2]

After his Term at ICANN ended in June 2011, Dengate Thrush switched to TLDh Top Level Domain Holdings, the parent company of Minds+Machines, where he was appointed Executive Chairman.[3]


  1. ^ "NZer appointed 'Chairman of cyberspace'". The New Zealand Herald. 3 November 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Peter Dengate Thrush named InternetNZ Fellow". Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "'Peter Dengate Thrush Switches from ICANN to TLDH'". Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

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