Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic is International Affairs and Policy Adviser at Afilias, a global leader in domain name registry services. Desiree serves as Special Advisor to the Chair of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Advisory Group (2006-) and is a Board Trustee of Internet Society (ISOC) (2004-2010). She has been participating in the work of several ICANN constituencies since 1999.
Her decade-plus of close and productive interactions with regulators, intergovernmental leaders, academics, artists, and community activists throughout the world provide her with a unique set of resources with which to engage the often complex, cross-sectoral challenges of Internet technical coordination and governance.
Ms Miloshevic’s work in the Internet field began in 1993 as one of the hostmasters for Demon Internet, the United Kingdom’s first Internet service provider to offer access to individual internet users in addition to corporations. She participated in the informal, peer-coordinated policy making process for the .UK domain until supervision of the UK ccTLD was assumed by Nominet in 1996. In subsequent years she has worked as an expert technical and policy consultant for new top-level domains and has participated in the work of many Internet councils, workshops and constituencies in the areas of DNS policy and Internet governance.
She studied English Literature at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. She has lived in London since 1991.