ITU board member for ICANN

Reinhard Scholl, Deputy to the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau has taken a seat on the ICANN board.Annually, in rotation, ETSI, ITU-T and W3C appoint one non-voting liaison (TLG, Technical Liaison Group) to the ICANN Board. ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers. These include domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes like .UK), as well as the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols.At ICANN’s 30th International Public Meeting in Los Angeles, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf’s term as Chairman of ICANN’s Board came to an end. He was succeeded by Peter Dengate Thrush, a New Zealand lawyer and former President of InternetNZ.The news follows a recent announcement on collaboration towards standards for the multilingual Internet made during the Internet Governance Forum.This announcement was sourced from the ITU website at www.itu.int/ITU-T/newslog/PermaLink,guid,4ed6ee8b-73ec-4190-8ee2-55dff6a71015.aspx

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