Nominations open for .org advisory council

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Nominations open for .org advisory council

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: AsiaAsia PacificAfricaEuropeNorth 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.



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