The Internet Society (ISOC) seeks nominations of highly qualified individuals to serve on the Board of Directors of the Public Interest
Registry (PIR) for the period 2008-2010. PIR was created by the Internet Society to manage the .ORG domain. The Internet Society
seeks to fill three open seats on the PIR board. The Board meets in person 3-4 times per year. The time commitment is approximately 14-18 full days per year plus additional phone calls and e-mail.
The priority skills are as follows:
* General business acumen with either significant entrepreneurial, non-profit and/or marketing (not sales) skills
* Known as a contributor in ICANN – Understanding and engagement in the retail domain name space (e.g. a Pindar equivalent)
Additional useful skills are:
* Long term strategic thinker
* Financial acumen; PIR is a $40M/yr. enterprise
* Familiarity with the non-commercial enterprise world
* Geographical diversity
Please also note that without current exposure/involvement with the highly volatile name space business arena, it will take board member 6-12 months to get up-to-speed. With two new members next year, it will be crucial to make sure at least one new member is actively engaged in the name space arena.