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

Maureen Hilyard hilyard at oyster.net.ck
Fri Feb 15 18:01:36 UTC 2013

Yes. Congrats, Carlton.

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Congratulations Carlton
You will be THE voice of the end-users
You have, I am sure, our full support
All the best
Sébastien Bachollet
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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.ht
> m> , 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-e
> n.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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