Domain Name System (DNS) 13 March 2018

The Internet Society Announces New Appointments to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors

Washington, DC – 13 March, 2018 – The Internet Society today announced that Narelle Clark, Suzanne Woolf and Jay Daley have been appointed to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors.  All three will take their board seats beginning in May 2018 with Daley and Woolf serving three-year terms and Clark serving a two-year term.

Narelle Clark comes from the telecommunications and Internet industries both on the supply and demand sides with expertise in marketing, business administration and operations.  She previously served on the Internet Society Board of Trustees for six years.

Suzanne Woolf has been involved in Internet architecture and operations for most of her career, primarily as a technologist working on network infrastructure. She has worked in Internet routing and services, with a specialty in DNS protocol and operations.

Jay Daley brings over fifteen years of experience, most of it spent in the domain name industry. For the last nine years, he served as CEO of the highly regarded and highly profitable .NZ registry.

Outgoing board members are Ingrid Srinath, who served on the PIR Board since 2013, Harmut Glaser, who served on the PIR Board since 2014, and Eric Burger, who served on the board from 2015 to October 2017.

Effective May 2018, the Public Interest Registry Board Members will be:

  • Roberto Gaetano, retired from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Jeffrey Bedser, CEO of iThreat Cyber Group
  • Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, Director of the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
  • Lise Fuhr, Director General of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association
  • Suzanne Woolf, Internet technology consultant
  • Narelle Clark, Director of Operations and Deputy CEO, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
  • Jay Daley, Managing Director, techobscura Ltd
  • Kathy Brown, serves as liaison to the Public Interest Registry Board in her capacity as President and CEO of the Internet Society

About Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit organisation that operates the .org top-level domain — the world’s third largest “generic” top-level domain with more than 10.3 million domain names registered worldwide – and the .ngo and .ong domains and OnGood community website. Public Interest Registry also operates four Internationalized Domain Names to support and encourage local language use of the Internet.  As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the internet, Public Interest Registry’s mission is to educate and enable 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. Based in Reston, Virginia, USA, Public Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society ( in 2002.

About the Internet Society

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

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