At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) Form

1) Please enter your Name:

Lianna Galstyan

2) Picture/Image:
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3) Are you participating in the At-Large advisory process (including email and real-time discussions) as a representative of:


a) ALAC (if so, detail the region and term):

ALAC Liaison to the ccNSO Council

b) A Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) (if so, please detail the region, position and term):

APRALO (Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands) Vice Chair (2017-2022)

c) An ICANN-accredited At-Large Structure (if so, which one):

Internet Society NGO (ISOC Armenia), certified ALS since April 2012

d) Any ICANN Committee, Constituency or Stakeholder Group (if so, which one(s))?

ALAC Liaison to the ccNSO Council

e) Any other company or organization, whether commercial or nonprofit (if so, please detail the organization and your position):

4) Please identify your current employer(s):

Internet Society NGO, Armenia

5) Please identify your current position(s):

Board Vice Chair

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

- Participate in developing the policy for domain names registration in ccTLD for Armenia. - Facilitate and organize multistakeholder processes (national/subregional IGFs, School on Internet Governance and other events) - Support women and youth active engagement in Internet Ecosystem - Annually organize an event on international "Girls in ICT Day"

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:


8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:

9) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:


a) Do you, your employer, and/or sponsor have any type of material or financial interest in the At-Large advisory process and its outcomes?


If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the interest:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

10) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

  • ALAC Liaison to the ccNSO Council
  • ALAC-appointed Member, Expedited Policy Development Process on Internationalized Domain Names (EPDP on IDNs)
  • ALAC Appointee Selection Committee
  • Working Group on IDNs
  • Working Group on Universal Acceptance (UA)
  • At-Large Capacity Building WG
  • At-Large Outreach and Engagement WG
  • At-Large Social Media lead of APRALO
  • ATLAS III LDT (Leadership Development Team) WG - completed
  • APRALO General Assembly Outreach Committee/ALS Liaison - completed
  • APRALO Leadership Team
  • NextGen Program Selection Committee for ICANN69 and ICANN71 - completed
  • ccNSO - Internet Governance Liaison Committee (IGLC) - completed
  • Mentor at the ATLAS II, ATLAS III, Coach at ICANN58 and ICANN59, Mentor at ICANN64 - completed
  • Fellowship at ICANN48, ICANN49, ICANN54 - completed

11) Additional information (optional):

I've been deeply engaged in the process of establishment of the national Armenian IGF (ArmIGF) and contributed towards ensuring its multistakeholder and open process. Since its launch in 2015, ArmIGF held 6 successful meetings with high-level participants on panels.

Alongside with the Armenian IGF, I'm an active participant of other national IGFs in the region of Eastern Europe, Central Asia such as Georgian, Belarus, Ukrainian, Central Asian IGFs. I've also been engaged with the regional IGF, namely with SEEDIG (South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance), serving as a member of Executive Committee since its establishment in 2015 till 2020. One of the regional IGF participation was at the Central Asian IGF held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2019 where I was invited to speak about APRALO at the Academic Engagement Day in the Westminster International University in Tashkent. This engagement was important as Central Asia is not represented in APRALO in any way.

Since 2017, for 3 consecutive terms, I have been a UN appointee MAG member for the global IGF representing the civil society stakeholder.

I was the initiator of establishing the Armenian School of Internet Governance (ArmSIG) by ISOC Armenia in 2017 and the first 2 editions of 5-day and 5-months free courses were dedicated to students from Universities across Armenia while the following 2 editions were open to all stakeholder group representatives. The 2020 edition was organized as a hybrid meeting, bringing together the participants from rural areas of the country. The 2021 edition was a face-to-face meeting organized for journalists.

Working for ".am" ccTLD Registry and "․հայ" IDN ccTLD Registry, I’ve also been involved in various aspects of Domain Name registration and its policy making process.

I'm a Board Vice Chair of ".am" TLD and the Board Chair for the ISOC Armenia Chapter and the Chapter Advisory Council (ChAC) delegate in the Internet Society. I also enjoy serving in the team of PIR Advisory Council since 2021.

In 2019-2020 I was a Board Member of DotAsia organization, being nominated on behalf of the .am TLD.

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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)