[council] Nomination for Chair of the Technical Panel on New Registry Services

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Mon Jan 30 00:15:18 UTC 2006

From: http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-26jan06.htm 

26 January 2006 

ICANN is pleased to announce the nomination of Lyman Chapin as the Chair
of the Technical Standing Panel for review of proposed new registry
services. In accordance with the recently approved consensus policy
adopting a process for the implementation of proposed new registry
services (see http://www.icann.org/minutes/resolutions-08nov05.htm )
applying directly to all gTLD registries, the Chair will coordinate the
technical evaluation of a proposed registry service along with a
Standing Panel of experts. 

The "Process for Consideration of Proposed Registry Services" defined in
gTLD registry agreements states that "The Chair of the Standing Panel
will be a person who is agreeable to both ICANN and the registry
constituency of the supporting organization then responsible for generic
top level domain registry policies." 

ICANN Staff and the gTLD Registry Constituency of the GNSO have reached
an agreement that Lyman Chapin is an outstanding candidate for the Chair
position. A brief biography is included below. 

The criteria against which this nomination was evaluated were primarily
based on technical competence including the ability to understand
nuances of potential security and stability measures that are important
for the operation of the DNS. A description for the position is
available below. 

ICANN and the gTLD Registry Constituency invite the community to comment
constructively on this nomination, in the forum that has been
established for this purpose. Accompanying comments regarding the
position description content will also be appreciated. 

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