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

Ali Almeshal ali.almeshal at bis.org.bh
Sat Feb 16 13:19:49 UTC 2013

Hi Carton,

Congratulations and all the best.

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On Feb 15, 2013, at 11:24 AM, Sébastien Bachollet <sebastien at bachollet.com> wrote:

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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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