13.12.2019

eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee welcomes new members

After two years in service, the eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee has now undergone the first changes in its composition. At the ICANN66 Annual General Meeting in Montreal, the group welcomed five new incoming members:

  • Martin K√ľchenthal, Founder / CEO, LEMARIT
  • Reg Levy, Director of Compliance, Tucows
  • Ulrich Retzlaff, Domain Name Expert & Partner Manager, 1&1 IONOS
  • Michael Salazar, COO & CFO, Minds + Machines Group
  • Alan Woods, Senior Compliance & Policy Manager, Donuts

The committee brings together 16 representatives from all areas of the Domain industry, who represent the sector globally. They include, for example, experts from Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs), traditional and new Generic Top-Level Domains (legacy and new gTLDs), as well as registrars, technical service providers, and consultants.

The eco Names & Numbers Forum working group established the steering committee in early 2017 to represent the interests of the Domain industry within the association. The members advise and steer the working group, and provide regular stimulus and feedback on current association work. They meet in person regularly in conjunction with ICANN meetings. The members also keep in transcontinental and cross-border contact through telephone conferences.

The members of the new committee are:

  • Jasmine Begg, Director Sales & Marketing EMEA, Neustar
  • Gavin Brown, CTO, CentralNic Ltd.
  • Paul Diaz, Vice President of Policy, Public Interest Registry (PIR)
  • Oliver Elste, CEO, Smart-NIC GmbH
  • Dirk Krischenowski, CEO, dotBERLIN
  • Martin K√ľchenthal, Founder / CEO, LEMARIT
  • Reg Levy, Director of Compliance, Tucows
  • Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight Internet Solutions
  • Katrin Ohlmer, CEO, DOTZON
  • Ulrich Retzlaff, Domain Name Expert & Partner Manager, 1&1 IONOS
  • Jonathan Robinson, Chairman, Afilias
  • Michael Salazar, COO & CFO, Minds + Machines Group
  • Tobias Sattler, CTO, united-domains
  • Giovanni Seppia, External Relations Manager, EURid
  • Richard Wein, CEO, nic.at
  • Alan Woods, Senior Compliance & Policy Manager, Donuts

‚Äúeco‚Äôs members in the domain industry are offering quite a variety of products and services. We are proud that this diversity is reflected in the composition of the Steering Committee. We would like to thank outgoing members and welcome new additions of this group, which helps eco to best possibly understand the wishes and requirements of its members around the globe and meet exactly those needs,‚ÄĚ says Attorney Thomas Rickert, Director Names and Numbers in eco ‚Äď Association of the Internet Industry.

The eco Association would like to thank the respective outgoing members for their support and commitment throughout the last two years: Tobias Flaitz, Neal McPherson, Jon Nevett, Alexander Schwertner, and Dan Trampedach.

The steering committee recently met at ICANN66 in Montreal to discuss the topics the eco Names & Numbers Forum will focus on in 2020. Further information on the eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee is available here.

eco Association: Names & Numbers Steering Committee welcomes new members