Nominations open for .org advisory council
INTERNETBy BiztechAfrica - May 11, 2012, 10:03 a.m.
Nominations are open for the global .org advisory council, which represents the non-commercial community in all regions of the world.
The .org Advisory Council has been a valuable global resource for the Public Interest Registry (PIR) management for providing advice on policy, outreach, and new services to improve registry operations and support the noncommercial .org community.
The council consists of 12 members, with at least 2 from each of the following 6 regions: Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America, selected by the PIR board of directors in accordance with the Charter of the Council. All seats are for three-year terms.
The organization is soliciting the best possible nominees for the open seats. It says in a statement: “We are seeking individuals with significant Internet leadership experience within the nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) and domain name arenas who represent the broad and geographically diverse spectrum of the global noncommercial community.”
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit nominations, including self-nominations. A nomination statement of approximately 400 words should include details of the nominee's experience with the Internet, commitment to promoting the noncommercial use of the Internet, understanding of the technical or policy issues facing the .org registry, and perspectives regarding the needs of the .org community. A current biography and digital photograph also are requested.
Nominations must be submitted by 15 June, 2012. To submit nominations or to learn more about the advisory council, please visit http://pir.org/about/council. New council members will be announced 30 June, 2012.
MORE INTERNET NEWS
Virtualisation ‘frees up innovation budget’Virtualisation allows for the ICT budget to shift its focus from maintenance to innovation – a benefit that is resonating with CIOs across the continent, says Ravi Bhat, VMWare’s new Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More
Safaricom revamps site for the visually impairedSafaricom has launched a revamped corporate website that will be fully accessible to Visually Impaired Persons. Read More
SEACOM partners with Akamai TechnologiesSEACOM has announced a new partnership with cloud service provider Akamai Technologies, and is deploying Akamai content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP network footprint. Read More
Online nutrition calculator aims to boost kids’ healthNestlé Kenya, through its MILO brand, has unveiled a web based nutrition calculator to help foster healthy nutrition among kids. Read More
Mozambique joins Alliance for Affordable InternetMozambique has become the first SADC country to join A4AI, and the third developing country to sign an MOU with the Alliance, joining Nigeria and Ghana. Read More
Intelsat managed broadband service for VodacomIntelsat is to provide a managed broadband service to Vodacom in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More
ICANN, ZACR sign landmark dotAfrica agreementThe May 2014 commercial launch of dotAfrica is now a fait accompli with the signing of the final outstanding paperwork today. Read More
ITU: Broadband can solve global development gapBroadband must be recognised as the vital development enabler in post-2015 UN Sustainable Development framework, says a Dublin meeting of the UN Broadband Commission. Read More
UBA Kenya Bank mulls listing, launches virtual savingsUBA Kenya Bank has announced in launching its virtual savings account that it is considering listing on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Read More
FEATURED STORYKenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030
Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030, a new study shows.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHE-waste threatens Ghana’s beaches
Many beaches in Ghana, already stressed by pollution and poor maintenance, are now facing a new threat: e-waste.
COMPANY NEWSFurther African expansion for Phoenix
Phoenix Distribution, a leading broad-based distributor on the African continent, has expanded its office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a move to better serve its partners in East ...