Domain Name System (DNS) 14 June 2012

Internet Society Announces Reappointment of Maarten Botterman to PIR Board of Directors


WASHINGTON, D.C. and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – June 14, 2012 – The Internet Society today announced that Maarten Botterman has been reappointed to the Public Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors for a three-year term, beginning June 6, 2012. Maarten Botterman has previously served as Chair of the PIR Board of Directors.

Mr. Botterman is Director of GNKS Consult BV. He is an expert in Information Society policy issues, with an emphasis on the impact of technology on society and governance issues, and global information security and privacy. He is also a Member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).

“I am delighted that Maarten has been reappointed to the Board,” said Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO of the Internet Society.  “Over the past two years, he has provided a high level of leadership to PIR. The PIR Board is fortunate to have a very talented group of leaders to provide outstanding guidance in serving the public interest and fostering the growth of the organization.”

Mr. Botterman joins the following Directors on the PIR Board:
Mr. Erik Huizer, SURFnet

Mr. Raimundo Beca, partner at Imaginacción

Mr. Art Reilly, (retired) Cisco Systems

Mr. Amitabh Singhal, Telxess Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Lynn St. Amour serves as liaison to the PIR Board in her capacity as President and CEO of the Internet Society
For more information on .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, please visit
About .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry (PIR) is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .ORG top-level domain — the world’s third largest “generic” top-level domain with more than 9.9 million domain names registered worldwide. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, PIR’s mission is to empower the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. Public Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone. For more information, visit

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