Re: [council] Three Additions to the ICANN Staff
Let me note it as a real milestone in building ICANN
as a truly international organization - hiring the first
non native English speaker as ICANN Officer, and located in Europe.
Herbert Vitzthum is an excellent choice for ccTLD Liaison,
we are looking forward to work with him immediately.
ccTLD NC rep
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> To the Names Council:
> In the next two weeks we will be adding three members to the ICANN
> 1. On 22 January, Ellen Sondheim will join us as our second
> Registrar Liaison, resident in our Marina del Rey office. Ellen comes
> to the position with an extensive background as a legal assistant. The
> Registrar Liaison function involves handling ICANN's interactions
> concerning registrars, including (a) reviewing applications for
> accreditation; (b) monitoring registrars' performance under the
> registrar accreditation agreements; and (c) fielding public inquiries
> about registrars.
> Ellen will be working under the supervision of Dan Halloran, who has
> been handling these functions as the only Registrar Liaison for the last
> nine months. With over 150 accredited registrars, the task has grown
> well beyond the capabilities of any mortal, and we are pleased to find a
> someone with Ellen's qualifications to supplement Dan's efforts.
> 2. On 1 February, Herbert Vitzthum will join us as ccTLD Liaison.
> This previously unfilled position is intended to focus on ccTLD
> relationships. Herbert is well-suited to this task; most recently he
> has been Managing Director of NIC.AT, the Austrian ccTLD operator. He
> has served on CENTR's Executive Committee and as its Treasurer. Herbert
> will be based in Salzburg, Austria. We believe Herbert is
> well-positioned to assist with the building of durable, trust-based
> relationships between ICANN and the ccTLD managers.
> 3. Also on 1 February, Monique West will join us as an
> administrative assistant in our Marina del Rey office. She will split
> her efforts between assisting with financial/administrative matters and
> with the Registrar Liaison function.
> We are delighted to welcome Ellen, Herbert, and Monique, and expect that
> they will assist greatly in the ICANN staff's efforts to respond to
> the needs of the Internet community.
> Best regards,
> Louis Touton