[bc-gnso] ALERTS From the Secretariat: Independent Objector for New gTLD Program Selected
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- Subject: [bc-gnso] ALERTS From the Secretariat: Independent Objector for New gTLD Program Selected
- From: Benedetta Rossi <bc-secretariat@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 10:48:33 +0200
Dear BC Members,
Please find below an ICANN announcement regarding the selection of the
Independent Objector for the new gTLD Program.
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.