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Appointment of new members to the SSAC


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 16 Mar 2017
Resolution Number: 
2017.03.16.02
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 should appoint Jay Daley and Cristian Hesselman to the SSAC for three-year terms beginning immediately upon approval by the Board and ending on 31 December 2019.

Resolved (2017.03.16.02), that the ICANN Board of Directors appoints Jay Daley and Cristian Hesselman to the SSAC for three-year terms beginning immediately upon approval of the Board and ending on 31 December 2019.

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. Jay Daley is well known from his long history with NZRS Ltd and Nominet UK. He has broad technical knowledge of all aspects of domain name registries and registry operations, especially ccTLDs. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science. For Christian Hesselman's work, security has always been an important consideration. He brings experience in ccTLD registry operations (.nl), working with "big data" especially DNS data (including privacy friendly use of data), and significant experience directing and managing technical teams.

The SSAC believes Jay Daley and Cristian Hesselman would be significant contributing members of the SSAC.