[bc-gnso] ALERTS From the Secretariat: Independent Objector for New gTLD Program Selected

Benedetta Rossi bc-secretariat at icann.org
Wed May 16 08:48:33 UTC 2012

Dear BC Members,

Please find below an ICANN announcement regarding the selection of the 
Independent Objector for the new gTLD Program.

Kind Regards,

Benedetta Rossi
BC Secretariat
bc-secretariat at icann.org


  Independent Objector for New gTLD Program Selected

14 May 2012

ICANN is delighted to announce that Professor Alain Pellet has agreed to 
serve as the Independent Objector for the New Generic Top-level domain 
program. The Independent Objector will act solely in the interests of 
the public who use the global Internet.

Professor Pellet's credentials and experience are an ideal fit for this 
key role. He is a highly regarded professor and practitioner of law and 
has represented governments as Counsel and Advocate in the International 
Court of Justice in many significant and well-known cases. He is widely 
published and holds several significant honors.

ICANN's formal search for an Independent Objector began with the posting 
of a Request for Proposals in November 2011. We also advertised, 
utilized the services of a global recruiting firm and welcomed 
word-of-mouth recommendations. Numerous candidates were interviewed and 
considered throughout the search process.

Acting solely in the best interests of global Internet users, the 
Independent Objector may lodge Limited Public Interest and Community 
objections in cases where no other objection is made to an application 
that the Independent Objector deems to be objectionable.

More information about the Independent Objector role can be found in the 
new gTLD Applicant Guidebook <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb>.

More information about Professor Pellet, including his curriculum vitae, 
can be found at: http://www.alainpellet.eu <http://www.alainpellet.eu/>

We are honored by Professor's Pellet's agreement to participate in ICANN 
and this program.


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