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[council] Independent Objector for New gTLD Program Selected

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Independent Objector for New gTLD Program Selected
14 May 2012

ICANN is delighted to announce that Professor Alain Pellet has agreed to serve 
as the Independent Objector for the New Generic Top-level domain program. The 
Independent Objector will act solely in the interests of the public who use the 
global Internet.

Professor Pellet's credentials and experience are an ideal fit for this key 
role. He is a highly regarded professor and practitioner of law and has 
represented governments as Counsel and Advocate in the International Court of 
Justice in many significant and well-known cases. He is widely published and 
holds several significant honors.

ICANN's formal search for an Independent Objector began with the posting of a 
Request for Proposals in November 2011. We also advertised, utilized the 
services of a global recruiting firm and welcomed word-of-mouth 
recommendations. Numerous candidates were interviewed and considered throughout 
the search process.

Acting solely in the best interests of global Internet users, the Independent 
Objector may lodge Limited Public Interest and Community objections in cases 
where no other objection is made to an application that the Independent 
Objector deems to be objectionable.

More information about the Independent Objector role can be found in the new 
gTLD Applicant Guidebook<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb>.

More information about Professor Pellet, including his curriculum vitae, can be 
found at: http://www.alainpellet.eu<http://www.alainpellet.eu/>

We are honored by Professor's Pellet's agreement to participate in ICANN and 
this program.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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