ICANN Announces Nominating Committee Chair and At-Large Advisory Cmte Members

Mary Hewitt (by way of chiari mario <chiari.hm@flashnet.it>) hewitt a ICANN.ORG
Mar 21 Gen 2003 09:52:24 CET

Vittorio, Congratulazioni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ICANN Announces Nominating Committee Chair and
Interim At-Large Advisory Committee Members

Marina del Rey, California USA (20 July 2003): The Internet Corporation for
Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that its Board of Directors
elected Linda Wilson to serve as the first chair of the new Nominating
Committee. The Board also elected ten volunteers from nine different
countries to serve as members of the Interim At-Large Advisory Committee
(Interim ALAC), the new body formed to create closer ties between users of
the Internet and the ICANN Board of Directors.

The Nominating Committee is required by ICANN’s new bylaws resulting from
the extensive reforms of the past nine months. The Committee will select
eight of the 15 voting members of the post-transition ICANN Board of
Directors and also will select individuals to serve in other key positions.
 Linda Wilson has been an ICANN Board Member since ICANN’s founding in
1998.  She has had a distinguished career in higher education, having
served as president of Radcliffe College for a decade, prior to which she
was vice president for research at the University of Michigan.

“We are indeed fortunate that Linda has agreed to fill this role,” noted
Vinton Cerf, chairman of the ICANN Board. “The Nominating Committee is
central to ICANN’s reforms.  Linda’s distinguished background, reputation
for fairness, and commitment to ICANN make her eminently qualified.”

The Board also launched the ALAC, another key plank in the reformed ICANN
structure, by naming ten individuals who have agreed to serve on an interim
basis until the permanent ALAC can be formed. They are:

Pierre Dandjinou (Benin)
Clement Dzidonu (Ghana)
Izumi Aizu (Japan)
Xue Hong (China)
Thomas Roessler (Germany)
Vittorio Bertola (Italy)
Erick Iriarte Ahon (Peru)
Sebastian J. Ricciardi (Argentina)
Esther Dyson (USA)
Wendy Seltzer (USA)

Information on these individuals is posted at

In keeping with ICANN’s new bylaws, underpinning the ALAC will be a network
of self?organizing, self-supporting “at-large” structures throughout the
world involving individual Internet users at the local or issue level.
These structures will form five “Regional At Large Organizations” (RALOs)
that will be the main forum and coordination point in each region for
public input to ICANN. The ALAC structure will provide advice to the Board
and other organizations within ICANN regarding the needs for, and the
impact of, proposed policies on the Internet's individual users.

The new bylaws call for the Interim ALAC members to serve until each RALO
can be established and elect its own members to the permanent ALAC.

ICANN President Stuart Lynn thanked “these ten individuals who have
graciously agreed to organize new ways to attract the many voices of
Internet users, from around the world, into the ICANN process. The
RALO/ALAC structure will provide for continuing, informed, and real
participation by those interested in the work of ICANN.”

Contact: Mary Hewitt

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