Blacknight CEO joins IEDR policy advisory committee
Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon has been elected as a representative to the IEDR policy advisory committee (PAC), joining three other registrars in an advisory capacity to Ireland’s domain registry. The committee represents the needs of the Irish Internet community as well as the greater local infrastructure community.
Neylon is one of four registrars elected as representatives to the PAC. Also appointed were Kelly Salter (Register365), Jonathan Bate (Hosting Ireland) and Conor Moran (Irish Domains).
Commenting on his appointment, Neylon said: “As Ireland’s leading domain registrar, we have been very involved with the IEDR throughout our company’s history. We are honoured to have been elected to the PAC and are committed to working through the issues that impact all registrars that carry .ie domains.”
The PAC will include representatives from other organisations including the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources; Department of Jobs, Enterprise, & Innovation; Office for Internet Safety (an Executive Office of the Department of Justice and Equality); and the Irish Internet Association.
IEDR announced the formation of the PAC at the end of July this year, and it is hoped that it will hold its first meeting in Q4 2014. Initial agenda items include the possible availability of two character .ie domains as well as whether the private sale of .ie domains should be introduced.