2015-12-26

ICANN New gTLDs: Competition, Consumer Trust & Choice Review Team

UPDATE: Letters of motivation, Curricula vitae, Statements of Interest below 

Seventeen individuals have been selected to serve on the team that will review ICANN's New gTLD Program (new generic top-level domains) in relation to competition, consumer trust and consumer choice (CCT). Review team members represent "an array of geographic regions and areas of expertise, and have demonstrated knowledge of the New gTLD Program or one of the review areas" according to ICANN.

Six review team members were endorsed by the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), two were endorsed by the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), and four members will serve as independent experts and bring deep knowledge of economics, consumer protection and intellectual property law, and Internet security to the team. Of the remaining five team members, two also belong to the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), two from the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), and one represents ICANN's CEO. In accordance with ICANN's Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), CCT review team members were selected by ICANN CEO Fadi ChehadĂ© and GAC Chair Thomas Schneider. The individuals selected are listed below:

Members Representing an ICANN Supporting Organization or Advisory Committee:
Member | Country | SO/AC

Calvin Browne South Africa GNSO
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Jordyn Buchanan USA GNSO
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Carlos Raul Gutierrez Costa Rica GNSO
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Waudo Siganga Kenya GNSO
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
David Taylor United Kingdom GNSO
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Jonathan Zuck USA GNSO
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Kaili Kan People's Republic of China ALAC
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Carlton Samuels Jamaica ALAC
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Megan Richards Belgium GAC
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Dejan Djukic Serbia ccNSO
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Gaongalelwe G.P. Mosweu Botswana ccNSO
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests

Members Serving as Independent Experts
Member | Country

Drew Bagley USA
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Stanley Besen USA
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
N. Ravi Shankar India
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests
Fabro Steibel Brazil
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Statement of interests

*ICANN CEO representative: Jamie Hedlund - ICANN Vice President, Strategic Programs, Global Domain Division
*GAC Chair representative: Laureen Kapin - FTC Counsel for International Consumer Protection; (pdf) and (pdf)

*The Affirmation of Commitments allows the ICANN CEO (Fadi Chehadé) and GAC chair (Thomas Schneider) to serve on the review team or designate representatives. As shown above, the ICANN CEO will be represented by ICANN's Jamie Hedlund, and GAC Chair by Laureen Kapin, of the GAC Public Safety Working Group and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

The CCT review team is expected to convene for its first meeting in January 2016 and complete a final draft of its report by December 2016. Periodic updates on the review will be made via icann.org and at ICANN public meetings. Further information on the review process and members of the review team may be found here.




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