Maria Farrell

Maria Farrell

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Maria Farrell is an independent consultant specialising in Internet policy development, communications and community-building.

Maria's career includes progressively senior positions in policy development and corporate affairs with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in Brussels, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Previously, Maria was Policy Manager for E-Business, IT and Telecoms at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris from 2002 to 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Maria was Policy Executive for Electronic Law at the Law Society of England and Wales, and Policy Adviser on E-Business for the Confederation of British Industry in London.

Maria Farrell is an Irish national and studied History and Politics at University College Dublin and worked in film and television production in Ireland and the UK for four years. She received an MA in Interactive Media from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1999 and an MSc in Government from the London School of Economics in 2000. While working on ICANN's policy development team, Maria earned an MBA at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium in 2006.

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geoTLDs - Small but Perfectly Formed?

I always geek out a little when I see something ICANN-related breaking out into the real world, like when the bus-stop display has borked, and its LAN is vainly searching for an IP number so it can reboot. Or the ICANN Paris meeting back in 2008 when the board gave the thumbs up to the GNSO policy to launch new gTLDs. One day we were an obscure Californian organisation doing something technical-seeming most people had never heard of, and the next we were working two phones each, giving journalists quotes and information for dozens of front-page news stories around the world. more

Whither .XXX?

What's going to happen this week on .XXX? Nairobi is the first public board meeting since the independent review panel's nonbinding declaration in February that ICANN acted against its own rules in refusing to go ahead with .XXX. Reports that ICANN is going to 'do something' about .XXX have gone around the world via BBC news, and even surfaced on the radio in rural Ireland. The ICM team are out in force here in Nairobi, and there is endless speculation about what will happen at the Board's meeting on Friday. more

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ICANNInternet GovernanceNew TLDsDomain ManagementDomain NamesDNS

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