Composed of leaders from a broad spectrum of the noncommercial organizations around the world, the .org Advisory Council was created to advise on issues ranging from public policy to the introduction of new services. Their perspectives, representing the voice of the global noncommercial community, play a vital role in the long-term success of .org.

Advisory Council Members (2012-2015)

Asia/Middle East
Ala’a Al-Din Kadhem Al-Radhi, Iraq
Allan Salahedin, Palestine

Asia Pacific

Justin Watts, Australia
Tim Nurul Kabir, Bangladesh


Alex Corenthin, Senegal
(Guy) Aho Tete Benissan, Senegal
Frans Gerbosch, Belgium
Hans Peter Dittler, Germany
Thomas MacKenzie, France/UKNorth America
Marc Blanchet, Canada
JoAnn Patrick-Ezzell, USALatin America
Sebastian Ricciardi, Argentina
Marie-Laure Lemineur, Costa Rica

Per the Public Interest Registry .org Advisory Council Charter, William Drake has been invited to serve on the Advisory Council to represent the Non-Commerical Users Constituency (NCUC).

Advisory Council Working Groups

The Advisory Council has organized into Working Groups for the purpose of providing project-based analysis and input, serving as a resource to both the Public Interest Registry staff and Board of Directors. Comprised of leaders from a broad spectrum of the non-commercial world, the Advisory Council Working Groups will contribute in four areas: IDN, Policy, DNSSEC, and Outreach & Awareness.

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