Michael "Mike" Silber is a South African attorney and Head Legal and Commercial of Liquid Telecomms after years as an independent legal and regulatory consultant in the information and communication technologies spheres. Mike has been selected as a leading South African Internet and e-Commerce lawyer by Who's Who Legal and as one of the leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications lawyers in South Africa by Expert Guides.
Mike also serves as a Management Committee member and previously served as regulatory advisor to the South African Internet Service Providers' Association. He helped form and served as a regulatory advisor and adjudicator to the South African Wireless Application Service Providers' Association.
Mike is a founder member of the South African chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-ZA) and co-chaired the ISOC-ZA Drafting Committee responsible for restructuring the administration of the .ZA ccTLD. Mike was involved in this process through to the formation of the .ZA Domain Name Authority and has served a Director of the Authority since its formation in 2004.
Mike's professional expertise covers telecommunications regulatory, commercial, Internet and e-commerce issues.
Mike has been involved in the ccTLD and ICANN communities for a number of years and was a ccNSO representative on the ICANN Nominating Committee in 2005 and 2006.
Mike was selected for the ICANN Board by the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation in 2009 and elected to a second term, which will expire at the Annual General Meeting in 2015.