LOS ANGELES - ICANN announced in a press release the selection of a 16-member team to conduct the second review on the security, stability and resiliency of the DNS (SSR2).
The selection of the SSR2 Review Team followed the new post-Transition process which assigned the responsibility for the selection of Review Team members to the chairs of ICANNs Supporting Organizations (SO's) and Advisory Committees (AC's). The SSR review was formerly required under the affirmation of commitments and is now one of the Specific Reviews under the ICANN Bylaws.
The members of the SSR2 Review Team include….
Name Gender SO/AC Nomination Region
1 Jabhera Matogoro M ALAC AF
2 Alain Aina M ccNSO AF
3 Mohamad Amin Hasbini M GAC AP
4 Noorul Ameen M GAC AP
5 Geoff Huston M SSAC AP
6 Ramkrishna Pariyar M ALAC AP
7 James Gannon M GNSO EUR
8 Boban Krsic M ccNSO EUR
9 Emily Taylor F GNSO EUR
10 Žarko Kecić M ccNSO EUR
11 Kerry-Ann Barrett F GAC NA
12 Cathy Handley F RSSAC NA
13 Denise Michel F GNSO NA
14 Don M. Blumenthal M SSAC NA
15 Eric Osterweil M RSSAC NA
In addition, Kaveh Ranjbar will be the ICANN Board representative on the SSR2.
SSR2 Diversity Highlights
Under the ICANN Bylaws, the SO/AC chairs are responsible for selecting a group that is balanced for diversity and skill. The SSR Review Team announced today includes:
• Review Team Gender Diversity
o Four females and eleven males
• Review Team Regional Diversity
o North America and Europe have five members
o Europe and Asia have four members
o Africa is represented with two members
o Latin America/Carribean is not represented
The SSR2 review team is expected to convene for its first meeting during ICANN 58 in Copenhagen in March 2017. There will be an SSR2 Public Consultation session during ICANN 58 prior to the SSR2 Review Team meeting in order to gather input from the community on items for the Review Team to consider as they develop the scope of their work.