ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 5 January 2007
A weekly electronic newsletter from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
5 January 2007
RSSAC and SSAC Seek Community Feedback on Firewall Support for IPv6 DNS Records and DNS Extensions (EDNS0)
5 January 2007
4 January 2007
ICANN in the News
Listed below are media mentions involving ICANN over the course of the last week:
2 January 2007
1 January 2007
30 December 2006
ICANN At Work
ICANN President and CEO Paul Twomey congratulated the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) on the opening of their new offices at a ceremony in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 11 December 2006. Also attending were Raul Echeberria, CEO of LACNIC, Oscar Messano, Chairman of the Board of LACNIC, and Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Vice President of Uruguay. Photos of the event provided courtesy of ICANN Latin American Liaison Pablo Hinojosa.
ICANN Featured Individual: Peter Dengate Thrush, Board Member
Peter Dengate Thrush is a barrister practicing in civil litigation and specializing in intellectual property, competition and Internet law.
He was the legal advisor to InternetNZ in 1996 – 1999, advising it on the formation of its registry company (Domainz) and acting in early domain name disputes in which the registry was named. He served as chair from December 1999 for two terms. He is currently Chair of InternetNZ's International Affairs Committee, and a member of its Legal and Regulatory Committee (see www.internetnz.org.nz).
He has been active in the setting up and developing of APTLD, the body of national domain name registry managers for the Asia Pacific region, and is currently its chair (see www.aptld.org).
Peter has been involved in ICANN since its inception. As a member of the Boston Working Group, he provided comment in 1998 on the early drafts of the ICANN bylaws, and as President of AIPPI-NZ he co-chaired one of the preformation meetings of the Intellectual Property Constituency in Wellington, New Zealand. In 1999 he was appointed to ICANN's Independent Review Advisory Committee, or IRAC, a multi-national panel of legal experts charged with defining the principles of independent review of the actions of the Board of ICANN. He contributed to InternetNZ's submission to WIPO 1, and served on ICANN's Working Group A, which led to the development of the UDRP. He is currently on the WSIS Workshop Working Group.
He has been a leader of the ccTLD community, serving for many years on the Administrative Committee of the World Wide Alliance of ccTLDs. In that role he originated the call for the formation of a Support Organization for ccTLDs in ICANN and chaired the many meetings at which its bylaws were debated (see www.wwtld.org). He served on the launching group of the ccNSO and was selected as a board member after an international vote of ccTLD managers in the ccNSO in December 2004.
Peter Dengate Thrush was selected for the ICANN Board by the Country Code Names Supporting Organization. His term began in 2005 and he was selected for a full term which expires six months after the conclusion of the 2007 annual meeting.
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