Professor Balleste Named to ICANN Executive Committee

Professor Roy Balleste, who has, for years, done volunteer policy work with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN,) the regulatory body for the overall Internet.  Within ICANN, Roy has now been named to the Executive Committee of the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).  The GNSO drafts policy for all generic top level domains, such as .COM, .NET, and .EDU.  This policy, many times, involves considerations of human rights.  Professor Balleste’s position is that of Representative for North America (the sole North American representative)  for this international organization.  The appointment recognizes his contributions to the field of international internet governance and reflects well on our law school and University. One more faculty accolade!