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Icann seeks members of the board

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) is looking for volunteers to fill a number of key positions as...

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) is looking for volunteers to fill a number of key positions as part of its transition into what it calls Icann 2.0.

Icann seeks experienced people who place public interest ahead of any other interests to fill 16 positions. The organisation oversees global internet domain name administration, IP address allocation and root name server operation.

Eight seats are available on the Icann board of directors, the organisation's main decision-making body. Five positions are available on the Interim At-Large Advisory Committee, which links Icann with individual internet users, and three positions are free on the Council of Generic Names Supporting Organisation, the part of Icann that develops policy for generic top-level domains such as .com and .net.

Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated until 5 May. The selection process will be co-ordinated by a nominating committee, which intends to make its selections by early June.

Icann is in the midst of a large restructuring into what it has called Icann 2.0 which started last year. A president and chief executive officer took charge last month.

Icann 2.0 should be able to do the work it was created to do, which is to oversee the internet's name space, and end years of discussion about its efficiency, or lack thereof, the organisation's leaders have said.

 

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