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UT Austin professor under consideration for Internet global policy board

The name of Dr. Emerson Tiller, an associate professor in the department of management science and information systems (MSIS) at The University of Texas at Austin, has been submitted by professors at 10 universities to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) nomination board.

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AUSTIN, Texas —The name of Dr. Emerson Tiller, an associate professor in the department of management science and information systems (MSIS) at The University of Texas at Austin, has been submitted by professors at 10 universities to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) nomination board.

A press release issued July 21 indicated Tiller had been nominated to the board by the professors. In fact, Tiller is among candidates under consideration for final nomination for an October election to determine who will represent the United States and Canada on the ICANN board.

ICANN is the international organization responsible for managing much of the Internet’s infrastructure and for setting global Internet policy. It coordinates the Internet’s domain name address system, for example, determining whether celebrities have the rights to their own domain names.

ICANN will soon choose the final candidates whose names will appear on the October ballot from the nominations ICANN has received.

Those interested in voting in the October election must register online before Monday (July 31), and can obtain information on registering and the election at www.icannVote.com

Tiller is co-director of the Center for Business, Technology and Law and editor of Internet Law and Business.

For more information, contact Dr. Emerson Tiller at (512) 477-7695 or e-mail tiller@mail.utexas.edu or Kim Head at the McCombs School of Business at (512) 232-7510. For more information on icannVote.com, visit the Web site at www.icannVote.com or www.icann.org.