Jonathan Robinson

Jonathan Robinson

Executive Chairman at Afilias
Joined on October 28, 2016
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Jonathan Robinson has extensive executive and non-executive experience in the Domain Name industry over many years. He was a co-founder of NetBenefit in 1995, a supplier of Domain Name management and associated services, which was admitted to the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in June 1999. Jonathan served as a main board director at NetBenefit from 1999 to 2009, which was subsequently renamed Group NBT plc in 2004, and then renamed NetNames in 2011 following its acquisition by HgCapital. He previously served two terms as a non-executive director on the board of Nominet. Jonathan also served as Chair of the ICANN GNSO (Generic Names Supporting Organization) Council for three consecutive terms until 2015. He has served as a director of Afilias since 2001 and was appointed Executive Chairman in 2014.

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.WEB is ICANN's First Test of Accountability

Last month, in a much heralded international event, the agreement that ICANN held with the United States Department of Commerce was permitted to lapse and so ICANN became an independent manager of the Internet's addressing system. While some argued that the organization was not "ready" for the transition, the majority of ICANN's multi-stakeholder community, including Afilias, agreed that sufficient accountability measures were in place to ensure that ICANN remains a responsible (and responsive) international organization. more

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