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Internet Society Announces New Board Members

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Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:51:03 +0100

Internet Society Announces New Board Members for Public Interest Registry

Reston, VA - 29th November 2004 - The Internet Society (ISOC) today
announced the selection and approval of three board members for the
Public Interest Registry (PIR).

Following expiry of her current term on the PIR board, Eva Frelich
returns for a further three years. Susan Estrada and Barbara Fraser
were elected to replace outgoing board members Frode Greisen and Kenny
Huang, also for three year terms.

"These appointments further strengthen PIR's unique position as the
only registry dedicated to supporting the global noncommercial
community," said Fred Baker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Internet Society.

Eva Frelich has a depth of experience in International forums
including ITU, ETSI, ICANN, and CENTR. From 1998 to 2001 Eva acted as
a Board Member for CENTR. In addition, Eva has worked for the
incumbent Swedish Telecommunications Company Telia, NIC-SE the
registry for the Swedish tld .se, and Neustar, the registry for .biz
and .us.

Susan Estrada, president of Aldea Communications, is the director of
CENIC's One Gigabit or Bust Initiative. She is responsible for
bringing together the interests of research, education, commerce,
state and local government and the general public to develop an action
plan for delivery of one gigabit broadband capabilities to every
educational institution, business and home in California by 2010. She
was also a founder of the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX), a former
area director for the Internet Engineering Software Group (IESG) and
the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Barbara Fraser is currently the Manager of the Security and Integrity
Consulting Engineering Group for Cisco Systems, Inc. Her current
activities and interests include improving IPsec protocols. She
participates in Cisco's IPsec Steering Group, and is also an advisor
to Cisco's product security incident response team (PSIRT). Barbara
has a long experience as an active member of the Internet Engineering
Task Force (IETF).

Susan Estrada and Barbara Fraser are both former Trustees of the
Internet Society.

"I am delighted that Eva Frelich will continue her excellent work for
PIR," said Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO of the Internet
Society. "I also very much look forward to welcoming Susan and Barbara
to the PIR Board - their extensive experience of supporting public
interest initiatives will be of immense benefit to us as we plan PIR's
future development."

PIR is a not-for-profit organization that was created by ISOC to
manage the .ORG top-level domain in an exemplary manner. PIR, which
has a partnership with Ireland-based Afilias Ltd. to perform all
technical services, is charged with overall responsibility for the
.ORG registry and focuses particularly on the establishment of
policies that support the .ORG community and help the domain name
space evolve responsibly. Surpluses generated by PIR's .ORG domain
registration revenues are allocated to the sponsorship of
ISOC-managed public interest programs.

The 2005 PIR Board consists of the following members:

- Marc Rotenberg - Chairman
- Amadeu Abril i Abril
- Eva Frelich
- Susan Estrada
- Barbara Fraser
- Geoff Huston
- Glenn Ricart
- Lynn St. Amour - Ex-officio ISOC liaison


The Internet Society ( is a not-for-profit membership
organization founded in 1991 to provide leadership in Internet related
standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington, DC, and
Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development,
evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout
the world. ISOC is the organizational home of the Internet Engineering
Task Force (IETF) and other Internet-related bodies who together play
a critical role in ensuring that the Internet develops in a stable and
open manner. For over 13 years ISOC has run international network
training programs for developing countries and these have played a
vital role in setting up the Internet connections and networks in
virtually every country connecting to the Internet during this time.


Public Interest Registry ( is a not-for-profit corporation
created by the Internet Society (ISOC) to manage the .ORG top-level
domain. PIR's mission is to manage the .ORG domain in a manner that
supports the continuing evolution of the Internet as a research,
education and communications infrastructure, while educating and
empowering the non-commercial community to most effectively utilize
the Internet. PIR is based in Reston, Virginia.


Internet Society:

Peter Godwin
Communications Manager

Internet Society
4, rue des Falaises
1205 Geneva

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