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Members Announced for the Third Review of ICANN's Accountability and Transparency (ATRT3)

LOS ANGELES – 20 December 2018 -- Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the selection of an 18-member team to conduct the third Accountability and Transparency Review (ATRT3).

The ATRT3 members were selected by the chairs of ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SO) and Advisory Committees (AC), based on nominations received through the SOs and ACs. In addition, the ICANN Board appointed Maarten Botterman to serve as member of ATRT3, at ICANN63 in Barcelona. The review is required under Section 4.6 of the ICANN Bylaws.

The SO/AC chairs have agreed to seat all individuals that had been nominated by the various SOs/ACs. Members of the ATRT3 include:

Name

Gender

Region

SO/AC Nomination

1

Sebastien Bachollet

M

Europe

ALAC

2

Cheryl Langdon-Orr

F

A/A/PI

ALAC

3

Daniel Khauka Nanghaka

M

Africa

ALAC

4

Vanda Scartezini

F

LA/CI

ALAC

5

Demi Getschko

M

LA/CI

ccNSO

6

Liu Yue

M

A/A/PI

GAC

7

Jacques Blanc

M

Europe

GNSO

8

Patrick Kane

M

North America

GNSO

9

Michael Karanicolas

M

North America

GNSO

10

Wolfgang Kleinwaechter

M

Europe

GNSO

11

Osvaldo Novoa

M

LA/CI

GNSO

12

Adetola Sogbesan

M

Africa

GNSO

13

Erica Varlese

F

LA/CI

GNSO

14

Ramet Khalili Nasr

M

A/A/PI

RSSAC

15

Jaap Akkerhuis

M

Europe

SSAC

16

KC Claffy

F

North America

SSAC

17

Geoff Huston

M

A/A/PI

SSAC

18

Maarten Botterman

M

Europe

ICANN Board

Diversity Highlights of Selected Review Team Members

ATRT Gender Distribution
ATRT Region Distribution

It is anticipated that the ATRT3 Review Team will schedule its first face-to-face meeting in early 2019.

The ATRT3 will post periodic updates on its progress on icann.org, at ICANN public meetings and on the Review Team's wiki page here.

Learn how to become an ATRT3 Observer here.

Find more information on the ATRT3 members here.

Find more information on the ATRT3 here.

About Specific Reviews

Specific Reviews are mandated by ICANN Bylaws and are crucial to the legitimacy and accountability of ICANN. Specific Reviews serve as ICANN's progress report to the world. They demonstrate how ICANN delivers on its commitments and identify areas where ICANN can improve. Specific Reviews are conducted by members of the stakeholder community who look at past processes, actions and outcomes in order to make recommendations to improve future performance. Click here to learn more about Reviews and how you can get involved.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique, so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.


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