AusRegistry International appoints former ICANN manager Donna Austin

AusRegistry International logoAusRegistry International announced today it has appointed Donna Austin to the role of Senior Domain Name Industry Consultant, in a move that AusRegistry believes will reinforce their mission to establish an industry-leading position as a provider of Domain Name Registry Services.

Austin has worked for in the internet and domain name industries for some years, including more than six in senior positions with ICANN. During her time at ICANN, Austin was appointed to roles of Chief of Staff to the CEO, Manager of Governmental Relations and Manager of Country Name Policy Support. Her achievements at ICANN include being involved in the policy development which supported the implementation of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) and new Top-Level Domains (TLDs). Austin was also pivotal in the development of successful policy and programs related to ICANN’s Country Code Name Supporting Organisation (ccNSO).

“We are excited to have Donna join the team at AusRegistry International. Donna brings considerable experience with her knowledge and intimate understanding of the inner circles at ICANN,” said AusRegistry International’s CEO Adrian Kinderis.

“Her involvement in the development of the policy related to new Top-Level Domains will add significant value to our clients as we help them prepare their new TLD applications. Donna will also play an important role in the development of our Internationalised Domain Name program, which currently includes the .emarat (امارات.), .qatar (قطر.) and .oman (عمان.) country codes,” Mr Kinderis said.”

Away from ICANN, Austin has accumulated more than fifteen years experience working in government and global multi-stakeholder environments, enabling the development of complex policy and knowledge transfer in the areas of Internet governance, telecommunications, broadcasting and law enforcement.

Mr Kinderis said AusRegistry International will benefit significantly from Austin’s experience during this exciting period of strong growth for the company.