At the Ordinary General Meeting held today, Friday 11 June 2021, the Registrars’ Consultative Committee elected one of its two representatives to replace Safebrands: Nameshield SAS, represented by Mr. Arnaud Wittersheim, nTLDs Project Manager and Compliance Officer. Founded in 1994, Nameshield SAS assists companies in the management and the securing of their domain names portfolio in order to implement their digital strategy. A French independent registrar, it has been a member of Afnic for over 20 years. Arnaud Wittersheim is Compliance Manager and currently assisting customers with their new TLD plans across the entire life cycle. He has nearly 20 years of experience in various commercial, technical, legal, security and communication assignments with registrars. Arnaud Wittersheim has been attending ICANN meetings for a number of years and participates in working groups to take action within decision-making centres and to share a European vision of naming. In accordance with Afnic’s articles of association, the registrar Safebrands, represented by Frédéric Guillemaut, had submitted its resignation from its role as trustee as of the General Meeting held on this day, as a result of a recent capital transaction involving the registrar.