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ICANN Resolutions » Appointment of Andrey Kolesnikov to the Security and Stability Advisory Committee

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Appointment of Andrey Kolesnikov to the Security and Stability Advisory Committee


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 13 May 2018
Resolution Number: 
2018.05.13.02
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) reviews its membership and makes adjustments from time-to-time.

Whereas, the SSAC Membership Committee, on behalf of the SSAC, requests that the Board appoint Andrey Kolesnikov to the SSAC for a term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020.

Resolved (2018.05.13.02), the Board appoints Andrey Kolesnikov to the SSAC for a term beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2020.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The SSAC is a diverse group of individuals whose expertise in specific subject matters enables the SSAC to fulfil its charter and execute its mission. Since its inception, the SSAC has invited individuals with deep knowledge and experience in technical and security areas that are critical to the security and stability of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems.

The SSAC's continued operation as a competent body is dependent on the accumulation of talented subject matter experts who have consented to volunteer their time and energies to the execution of the SSAC mission.

Andrey has been active in ICANN for some years and is known to a number of SSAC members through his work as CEO of the Coordination Centre for Russian Federation Top Level Domains and more recently his involvement in IoT technologies, standards and protocols. He brings expertise in ccTLD operations, Internationalized Domain Names and IoT and a well-developed ability to network in multicultural and multilingual environments.

The SSAC believes Andrey Kolesnikov would be a significant contributing member of the SSAC.

This resolution is an organizational administrative function for which no public comment is required. The appointment of SSAC members is in the public interest and in furtherance of ICANN's mission as it contributes to the commitment of the ICANN to strengthen the security, stability, and resiliency of the DNS.