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Arinola, Peter to lead selection committee @GNSO - ITREALMS

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The duo of Nigerians, Ms Arinola Akinyemi and Mr Peter Taiwo Akinremi has been selected to lead the Generic Name Supporting Organisation (GNSO) Standing Selection Committee (SSC) for the 2021-2022, reports ITREALMS.
Their emergence follows the December 16th GNSO Council meeting, in which the Council voted, as part of the Consent Agenda, to confirm the leadership team of the GNSO Standing Selection Committee (SSC) for the 2021-2022 cycle.

ITREALMS gathered that the SSC has been tasked, as requested by the GNSO Council, to among other things to prepare and issue calls for applications related to the selection or nomination of candidates for ICANN structures such as ICANN review teams as well as structures related to the empowered community.

In addition, ITREALMS gathered SSC is to review and evaluate all relevant applicants and or candidates; rank candidates and make selection/appointment recommendations for review and approval by Council and communicate selections to all interested parties.

Arinola, representing the Business Constituency (BC) at GNSO, ITREALMS further gathered is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an Abuja-based ICT solutions provider, DigiSphere Limited. Abuja is the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria.

While Peter, who is from the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) is the chief executive officer, African Rapporteurs Network and until recently the West Africa Regional Coordinator, African Civil Society for the Information Society (ACSIS).

GNSO, ITREALMS gathered, is a stakeholder-led part of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) established to recommend changes to policies for generic Top-Level Domains such as .com, .org, .biz among others, thereby striving to keep generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) operating in a fair, orderly fashion across one global Internet, while promoting innovation and competition, whilst providing resources on policy development processes.

Nenye Dom/Editor

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