[At-Large] FW: [icann-board] ICANN News Alert -- Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services Members Selected

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De :  ICANN News Alert <communications at icann.org>
Date :  vendredi 15 février 2013 05:34
À :  ICANN Board of Directors <icann-board at icann.org>
Objet :  [icann-board] ICANN News Alert -- Expert Working Group on gTLD
Directory Services Members Selected

> ICANN News Alert 
>  <http://www.icann.org/>
> News Alert
> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14feb13-en.htm
> Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services Members Selected
> 14 February 2013
> Background
> On 13 December 2012, Fadi Chehadé, ICANN's President and CEO, announced
> <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-14dec12-en.htm>
> the creation of an Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) and
> invited volunteers to submit applications to indicate their interest in
> serving on it. The EWG is the first step in fulfilling the ICANN Board's
> directive 
> <http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-08nov12-en.htm#1.a
> .rationale>  to help redefine the purpose and provision of gTLD registration
> data. This project is designed to provide a foundation for the creation of a
> new global policy for gTLD directory services, and requisite contract
> negotiations, as appropriate.
> Working Group Volunteers
> Over 70 highly qualified experts from across the Internet ecosystem were
> considered. In selecting the EWG, each candidates' operational knowledge and
> experience with registrant data or directory services (or analogous systems)
> was considered, along with consensus-building skills, aptitude to innovate,
> geographic diversity, and other published criteria
> <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-14dec12-en.htm> .
> After an extensive evaluation of each candidate, the following individuals
> were selected to participate in this critical project:
> Pekka Ala-Pietilä is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Blyk, a
> mobile media company and is Chairman of the Board of Solidium (Finnish
> sovereign wealth fund). He additionally serves on the Boards of SAP AG
> (multinational software company), Pöyry Oyj (global consulting and engineering
> company) and Huhtamäki Oyj. He is Former President of the Nokia Corporation
> (1999-2005) and was President of Nokia Mobiles Phones in the nineties. He is
> based in Finland.
> Lanre Ajayi is the Managing Director of Pinet Informatics, one of the first
> ISPs in Nigeria. He is the Chairman of the Association of Telecommunications
> Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). He has served as the Vice-Chairman of the
> Internet Service providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN) and Africa ISP
> Association (AfrISPA). He is a founding member of AfriNIC. He also has served
> as a member of the National Cybercrime Working Group of Nigeria. He currently
> serves as a GNSO Council member appointed by the NomCom and is based in
> Nigeria.
> Scott Hollenbeck is the Director of Verisign Labs where he manages a team of
> researchers focused on applied metadata, reputation, and web service
> technologies in collaboration with university partners. He is the author of
> the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), a standard protocol for the
> registration of domain names. He has been a contributor to several industry
> efforts related to domain names and Internet security. He is based in the US.
> Jin Jian is Assistant General Director and Director of CNNIC R&D center at
> CNNIC. His areas of expertise are: Domain Name Registration, DNS, software
> engineering, IPv6 and network protocols. He is based in the People's Republic
> of China.
> Susan Kawaguchi is Domain Name Manager at Facebook. She has previous
> experience with eBay and is a member of ICANN's Business Constituency. Domain
> Name management, enforcement, data collection/access/accuracy and intellectual
> property issues are her main fields of expertise. She served on the WHOIS
> Policy Review Team. She is based in the US.
> Nora Nanayakkara has a background in start-ups and SMEs in the digital and
> technology spaces, with particular experience in registry and registrar
> operations. She has worked with many domain name companies over the years and
> additionally brings several years' experience as a Non Executive Director at
> Nominet, the .uk domain name registry and a Trustee at Nominet Trust. She is
> knowledgeable in WHOIS issues and has served as an applicant review panelist
> in ICANN's new gTLD applicant support program. She is based in the UK.
> Michele Neylon is the CEO of Blacknight Internet Solutions, an Irish
> registrar, and sits on the Eurid Registrar Advisory Board. He is a very active
> member of the ICANN Community and he has served in numerous leadership roles
> in GNSO working groups. Examples of his activities include the APWG, RIPE and
> the Anti-Abuse Working Group. He is based in Ireland.
> Michael Niebel heads the Task Force on Internet Policy Development in the
> Directorate General CONNECT of the European Commission. Previously, he led the
> unit in charge of Internet, network and information security. In this function
> he was charged with the introduction of the European Top Level Domain .eu from
> the Commission side. He also was a member of the GAC and participated in
> Internet governance discussions at the global level. He is based in Belgium.
> Rod Rasmussen co-founded Internet Identity (IID) and serves as its President
> and CTO. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on cybercrime, and
> co-chairs the Anti-Phishing Working Group's (APWG) Internet Policy Committee.
> He is a member of the SSAC, is IID's FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and
> Security Teams) representative, and is an active participant in the Messaging,
> Malware, Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG). He is based in the US.
> Carlton Samuels is an independent international ICT4D consultant and an
> adjunct lecturer at the University of the West Indies. He is a Jamaican and US
> national. Previously, he worked as CIO & University Director of IT. His
> volunteer positions include being a foundation member of, and the former
> secretariat for, the Latin America and Caribbean Regional At-Large Advisory
> Organization (LACRALO). He is a Vice Chair of the ALAC and the leader of the
> ALAC WHOIS WG. He is based in the West Indies.
> Faisal Shah is the Founder and former CEO of a corporate brand protection
> registrar ­MarkMonitor, which recently was acquired by Thomson Reuters. This
> serial entrepreneur has strategy, registrar operations, software development,
> and intellectual property as his main fields of expertise. He was born in
> Trinidad & Tobago, raised in Puerto Rico and Venezuela, and has extensive
> contacts in the Middle East. He is fluent in Spanish and English, is familiar
> with Urdu, and is currently based in the US.
> Fabricio Vayra serves as Assistant General Counsel for Time Warner Inc. He is
> a recognized intellectual property rights protection expert and brings
> extensive expertise in WHOIS data and trademark law. He is a former IRT
> member, a current member of the INTA Board, Vice Chair of the INTA Internet
> committee, and an active member of the IPC. He is based in the US.
> Stephanie Perrin is conducting doctoral research focused on privacy enhanced
> authentication technologies, and is recognized as an international expert in
> privacy and data protection and the social impact of technology. She has
> served in several positions in the Canadian Government, including in Integrity
> Services at Service Canada, as Director of Research and Policy in the Office
> of the Privacy Commissioner, and as Director of Privacy Policy at Industry
> Canada where she was responsible for the development of the private sector
> privacy legislation (PIPEDA). She has worked in the private sector and has
> consulted broadly on privacy issues internationally, including advising on the
> first privacy policy for CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.
> She is based in Canada.
> Additional members may be added to the Expert Working Group to provide special
> areas of expertise and knowledge (e.g. privacy).
> Joining these executives will be:
> Jean-Francois Baril
> <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14dec12-en.htm> ,
> Lead Facilitator of the EWG
> Steve Crocker <http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/crocker.htm> , Board
> Liaison to the EWG
> Chris Disspain <http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/disspain.htm> , Board
> Liaison to the EWG
> The EWG is expected to commence its analysis and deliberations immediately,
> with the objective of discussing its progress online and with the community at
> the Beijing ICANN Meeting.
> Mandate
> A Board-directed Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) policy
> development process (PDP) is expected to follow the work of the EWG to
> evaluate the policy implications of the EWG's recommendations. The EWG's
> objectives are to 1) define the purpose of collecting and maintaining gTLD
> registration data, and consider how to safeguard the data, and 2) provide a
> proposed model for managing gTLD directory services that addresses related
> data accuracy and access issues, while taking into account safeguards for
> protecting data. The EWG will be informed by Internet stakeholders'
> activities, and the extensive work of the GNSO work over the last decade. The
> group also will consider the WHOIS Policy Review Team Report
> <http://www.icann.org/en/about/aoc-review/whois/final-report-11may12-en.pdf>
> [PDF, 1.44 MB], address key questions set forth by the Security and Stability
> Advisory Committee (SSAC [PDF, 348 KB]), and take into consideration current
> and future Internet operations and services. In addition, the EWG will address
> concerns of the parties who provide, collect, maintain, publish or use gTLD
> registration data as it relates to ICANN's remit.
> <http://www.icann.org/en/groups/ssac/documents/sac-055-en.pdf>
> EWG Schedule and Operations
> The EWG's activities are expected to be conducted from February through May
> 2013 and may be extended, if needed. Work will be conducted online and through
> conference calls and periodic face-to-face meetings.
>  <http://www.icann.org/en/groups/ssac/documents/sac-055-en.pdf>
> When the EWG's efforts get underway, the group's
> <http://www.icann.org/en/groups/ssac/documents/sac-055-en.pdf> WIKI page
> <https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=40175189>  will be
> updated to keep the public apprised of its work.
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