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Erick Iriarte Ahon

Erick Iriarte Ahon began his involvement in the domain name space as a lawyer managing the .PE country code top-level domain (ccTLD). Currently, he is executive director of Alfa - Redi ( , a scientific community focused on information society policies and regulatory framework and an organization of Latin American civil society and Coordinator of ICT Area for Latin America of ITDG (

As part of his work in the domain name space, Iriarte Ahon is in charge of the LatinoamerICANN project ( , which is dedicated to information and analysis diffusion and proposals on issues such as domain names, IP numbers, and Internet governance in Latin America and the Caribbean.

He has worked as coordinator of the ICANN Membership Implementation Task Force. Since 2003, Iriarte Ahon also has been a member of the Non-Commercial User Constituency, and he was a member of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee, serving as vice-chair and representing Latin America and the Caribbean, he finished his job in December 2006 when signed the LAC-RALO Foundation Act in Sau Paulo.

In October 2004, Erick coordinated a meeting on Internet governance in Latin America, as a commission of the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force. There, he was a leader and instructor of the Track "Internet and Society" in WALC 2004. He is member of Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group of Internet Governance Forum (

As an activist, he is involved in issues including Internet governance and information society policy in Latin America and the Caribbean; regulation of the information society in the World Summit on the Information Society frame; and the background of national domain name policies in various Latin American countries. He worked with ECLAC, Organization of American States, UNESCO, Andean Community, and different government in Latin American Region.

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