Independent Research Consultant
Joined on May 15, 2007 – United States
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Avri Doria is an independent research consultant and has several clients who are following the the development on new gTLDs.
Ms. Doria, has been an Internet technologist involved in the development of Internet protocols and architectures for over 25 years, an active participant in the IETF, past chair of the IRTF Routing Research group, and Senior Fellow and past Technical Committee Chair of the Multi Service Forum She has also been active in Internet Governance for the past 5 years, was chair of the ICANN GNSO council, was an active particpant in WSIS and post WSIS civil society, is a past chair of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus and was a member of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) . Ms Doria is a also a member of the APC Women's Networking Support Program and is currently serving as Chair of the ICANN Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) Executive Committee
Her current projects include research into methods of bringing the Internet into areas that are communication challenged. She has worked with the semi-nomadic Sámi population of Sapmi (aka Lapland) to develop an ICT infrastructure for the UNESCO heritage region of Laponia. Another current project involved creating a graduate curriculum in Internet Governance at LTU. Ms. Doria has one MA from the University of Chicago in Philosophy and one from Rhode Island College in Counseling Psychology and is allegedly trying to complete a trans disciplinary PhD dissertation at Blekinge University of Technology in Sweden on the nature of the relationship between technology and governance.
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I think the new gTLD program will have many successes. It is a failure, however, when it comes to serving developing and less developed economies, especially the communities in those economies. Actually it failed in serving communities anywhere, but it really failed when it came to serving the peoples of the world outside WEOG (the UN designations for the developed Western European nations and Other Groups; others including AU, CA US, and NZ). more»
With the start of hunting season for new gTLDs, attention needs to be paid to Community in all of its reality and diversity. After family, community is one of the strongest organizational principles in human society and has been since the beginning of history. With the rare exception of the classical hermit, everyone is part of multiple communities. Communities are important and need to be protected by society and by this new gTLD process. more»
One of the essential features of the social compact that makes ICANN viable in its stewardship of the Domain Name system is that the operations of the Contracted Parties, i.e. Registrars and Registries, are governed by the cooperation of the contracted parties and the non-contracted parties, i.e. the stakeholders, in the creation of policy. In ICANN, contracts and other agreements are the method by which this policy is instantiated. more»
Everyone seems excited about new gTLDs being just around the corner. All of the overarching issues will soon be resolved: GAC and the ICANN Board will sit in a room and the wisdom of our leaders, ICANN and National, will produce the grand compromise. The starting flag will be flourished! A thousand flowers will bloom! Hooray! But it is only the developed world that can be excited about this, for it is hard to understand how the developing world could be very excited about an overpriced round of gTLD offerings that is unfairly beyond their means. more»
The Affirmation gladdens me. The Affirmation worries me. The Affirmation makes me wonder what is next. I am of course referring to the Affirmation of Commitments between the United States Department of Commerce (DoC) and ICANN. In the respect that the US is loosening its grip on ICANN a little, this is a good thing. Symbolically, of course it is gigantic... more»