Thomas Rickert

CEO of Rickert

Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesell­schaft mbH (, which specializes in the legal issues of the digital economy. He is Leader of the eco Names & Numbers Forum at eco – Association of the Internet Industry e.V. (, which, over and above the representation of members’ interests, informs its members about current developments in the domain industry in the context of regular events, and offers members the opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas. From 2011-2014 he was a member of the GNSO Council at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( and is currently Co-Chair of the CCWG-Accountability at ICANN, which develops recommendations for the improvement of ICANNs Accountability in conjunction with the IANA Stewardship Transition.

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