Hirofumi Hotta of JPRS Re-Elected as the ccNSO Council Member
Hirofumi Hotta, Director of JPRS, was re-elected as the Council Member of ICANN ccNSO (Country Code Names Supporting Organisation).
ccNSO, one of ICANN's Supporting Organisations, was established under the bylaws of ICANN. ccNSO bears important roles in nurturing consensus across the ccTLD community relating various issues concerning ccTLD's, and in making policy recommendations to ICANN Board, through coordination with the other ICANN Supporting Organisations and Committees.
ccNSO Council Member is to be first nominated by the other ccTLD managers and then selected through election. Hotta, who has been the Councilor since June 2004, has vigorously contributed to ICANN activities such as establishing Accountability Framework (a framework to formalize the relationship between ICANN and ccTLD managers), establishing global policies concerning Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), and reviewing the ICANN Bylaws in line with the introduction of IDN ccTLD's.
Due to termination of his current term as the Councilor, and through the process to select the successor, Hotta has been elected again to represent Asia-Pacific region. He will continue to serve until March 2017.
The major challenges for the ccTLD community today is to create overall policies related to the introduction of IDN ccTLD's and to build up secure and stable ccTLD service through collaboration at the global level. By contributing to ccNSO, Hotta and JPRS will make full use of their knowledge and expertise in addressing these issues, as well as other relevant issues.
- Nomination and Election Report for ccNSO Council 2014
- ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
- ccNSO (Country Code Names Supporting Organisation)
- Corrected the title and text (15 November 2016)