Statements of Interest from the members of the Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC) Policy Development Process (PDP) Work Team (WT)

Last Updated: 14 December 2012
Date: 
14 January 2011

http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09jan09-en.htm

  1. Sophia Bekele - Individual

  2. John Berard - Commercial and Business Users Constituency

  3. James Bladel - Registrar Stakeholder Group

  4. Marilyn Cade - Commercial and Business Users Constituency

  5. Bertrand de la Chapelle - Government Advisory Committee

  6. Paul Diaz - Registrar Stakeholder Group

  7. Avri Doria - Nominating Committee Appointee

  8. J. Scott Evans - Intellectual Property Interests constituency

  9. Alex Gakuru - Non Commercial Users Constituency

  10. Alan Greenberg - At-Large Advisory Committee

  11. Robin Gross - Non Commercial Users Constituency

  12. Tony Harris - Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency

  13. Tatiana Khramtsova - Registrar constituency

  14. Wolf-Ulrich Knoben - Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency

  15. Cheryl Langdon-Orr - ALAC

  16. Zbynek Loebl - Intellectual Property Interests constituency

  17. David Maher - gTLD Registry Constituency

  18. Jeff Neuman - gTLD Registry Constituency - Interim Work Team chair

  19. Gabriel Pinieiro - Non Commercial Users Constituency

  20. Mike Rodenbaugh - Commercial and Business Users Constituency

  21. Kristina Rosette - Intellectual Property Interests Constituency

  22. Greg Ruth - Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency

  23. Jean-Christophe Vignes - Registrar Constituency

  24. Jaime Wagner - Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency

  25. Liz Williams - Commercial and Business Users Constituency

  26. Brian J. Winterfeldt - Intellectual Property Interests Constituency

 

Sophia Bekele - Individual

I represent a California based, privately held company, CBS Enterprise Group, which is engaged in international IT business. As part of its portfolio of services, the company provides systems integration services, which delivers domain registration, web hosting and email services to end users via a reseller agreement with registrars and registries.

The GNSO Council's responsibility in recommending substantive policies relating to generic top-level domains is a critical part of ICANN's function. The mechanism by which the GNSO makes such recommendations to the ICANN Board of Directors is through the GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) set forth in the ICANN Bylaws. During 2005-7, as part of the NomCom representative, I had served on the GNSO and was active in the Policy Development Process of the International Domain Names (IDNs) and generic Top Level Domain names (gTLDs). Within this period, I was active in providing guidance to the GNSO improvement process and give specific recommendations to the independent review group, namely the London School of Economies.

Given that the GNSO structure is made up on the principles of a Constituency representation and their Stakeholders, it is important that there is a level playing field for various constituencies by ICANN as an organization as well as the processes and mechanisms by which the Constituencies operated within the community; particularly in the areas of transparency and openness and the fairness of the Constituency's processes which should continue to observe the interest of the stakeholders that are participating in them particularly the noncommercial, public interest and individual users as well as areas dealing with competing and conflict of interests. As such, I would like to bring my experience in PDP and continue my interest in this important area of ICANN.

In my personal capacity, I do not have any of my moneys, invested in companies that are in the registrar businesses. I do not believe that any activities of the Council or ICANN could have a material effect on the work I do at CBS International".

John Berard - Commercial and Business Users Constituency

James Bladel - Registrar Stakeholder Group
January 2009

I am a full-time employee of GoDaddy.com, Inc., which is a business unit of The Go Daddy Group, Inc. family of ICANN-accredited registrars. GoDaddy.com is a member of the GNSO Registrars Constituency, and conducts business with numerous gTLD and ccTLD registries.

In my position with GoDaddy.com my focus is the development and promotion of registrar-related business, products, and services.

I am not employed by, nor involved with, any other business or organization in any other ICANN Constituency, Supporting Organization, or Advisory Committee.

Marilyn S. Cade - Individual

1. current vocation, employer, and position:
I am the CEO and Principal in a micro enterprise -- ICT Strategies, mCADE llc, where I focus on the nexus of Internet governance and ICT policy issues, on a global basis.

I advise, and in some cases represent corporations at global ICT related events and at IGOs, where Internet governance and related issues are underway. ICT Strategies also undertakes a significant amount of interaction and participation in the global sector that is on an unreimbursed basis

2. Type of work:
Advise, analysis, representation on issues related to Internet Governance and related topics and activities.

3. Financial ownership, etc.

None.

4. Commercial interest in ICANN policy, including representing other parties.
My clients are concerned about ICANN policy overall, including security and stability issues, ICANN's transition; improving accountability of the organization; improvements related to the restructuring of the GNSO; gNSO new gTLD and IDN policy. One is interested in participating in the release and allocation of single letters in legacy gTLDs.

5. Any arrangements or agreements regarding your selection as a work team member.
I represent no one in my volunteering to join the PDP working group. I am not acting as a designee or representative of any constituency, but am participating as an individual, in my individual capacity.

Bertrand de La Chapelle - Government Advisory Committee

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Special Envoy for the Information Society, French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

French representative in international processes dealing with information society issues, in particular post-WSIS processes such as CSTD, IGF and ICANN (currently one of the GAC Vice-Chairs).

3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

None

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

None. Not representing any other party.

5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination or selection as a work team member.

Agreed as GAC liaison/observer for gNSO reform processes.

Paul Diaz - Registrar Stakeholder Group

I am a full-time employee of Network Solutions LLC, an ICANN-accredited registrar that is owned by global growth equity firm General Atlantic. I currently serve as Network Solutions' Policy & Ethics Manager. My daily responsibilities include handling ICANN-related issues, corporate advocacy at the local, state and federal levels, and administering Network Solutions' business ethics program.

I have no ownership interest in Network Solutions, its affiliated, ICANN-accredited registrars (NameSecure L.L.C. and TLDS L.L.C d/b/a SRSplus), nor in any current registry operator. I am not in possession of any registry sensitive or proprietary information. To the best of my knowledge, I have no ownership interest in any entity that currently has business before the GNSO or ICANN.

My commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes is focused on their potential impacts on Network Solutions and/or its affiliated registrars.

Network Solutions is a member of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). The USCIB is a member of the Business Constituency of the GNSO. Our primary interest in the USCIB is the DNS and Internet Identifiers Working Group.

Avri Doria - Nominating Committee Appointee

http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/doria-soi-02jan09.shtml

I am an independent research consultant and a part time Adjunct Professor at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden. At LTU I supervise two Ph.D. students on Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) Technology and am responsible for creating a curriculum in Internet Governance. As a professor I am partially funded by an European Commission FP7 research grant.

I have a recurring part-time contract with UN-DESA and the Internet Governance Forum as a consultant on Internet Governance and WSIS follow-up activities. I also have a part-time contract with Iometrix where I am consulting on establishing certification testing programs for VoIP NNI (Network to Network Interconnect). While I am an associate of the Interisle Consulting Group, I am currently inactive and expect to remain so as long as I am involved with ICANN as a volunteer. Specifically, I have no involvement in any contracts Interisle may have with ICANN.

As part of my volunteer activities I give advice to various representatives of indigenous nomadic and semi-nomadic populations and NGOs on Internet topics which include the possibility of obtaining a gTLD. These activities may involve providing assistance in obtaining a TLD including assistance in raising the necessary funding for a TLD, when and if that is an appropriate solution to their goals. I am not, however, currently involved in any such efforts In terms of the GNSO Council and its various working groups, committees and teams, I currently have no employment, contract, statement of work, financial interest, share ownership or any other business relationship with ICANN, registries or registrars except as a registrant of several domain names. I participate in ICANN as a pro- bono activity because I believe in ICANN's mission as a volunteer/ multistakeholder led organization.

J. Scott Evans- Intellectual Property Interests constituency

The participant's current vocation, employer and position

ATTORNEY, YAHOO! INC., SENIOR LEGAL DIRECTOR GLOBAL BRAND & TRADEMARKS

. The type of work performed in the bullet above

Trademark clearance, Prosecution and Maintenance; Advertising Review, Copyright Clearance and Registration; IP Policy

. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other entities that are stakeholders or interested parties in ICANN or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

To my knowledge, none.

. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Is the participant representing other parties?

YAHOO! Does act a reseller of Domain Names for MELBOURNE IT; however, my work in the policy development process and YAHOO!'S interest are directly related to being the owner of one of the world's most famous and valuable Internet brands.

. Describe any arrangements or agreements between the participant and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding the participant's service as a participant in any ICANN policy making process.

I am serving on the PPSC and the working group team as a representative of the IPC of which I am personally a non-voting member.

Alex Gakuru - Noncommercial Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Primarily an ICT systems consultant trading as Way Forward Technologies. Self-employed and holds Lead Consultant title. Also serves as (unpaid) Chairman, ICT Consumers Association of Kenya.
Recently appointed as Councilor, Broadcast Content Advisory Council – Communications Commission of Kenya – the converged national ICT sector regulator.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Way Forward Technologies develops and deploys integrated information and communications technologies content solutions thus consults mainly in the following areas databases, software development, open source software, ICT Migration, digital animation, project management, telecommunications consultancy, training, and ICT research services.

As chair ICT Consumers Association of Kenya, and closely working with civil society, human rights and social justice organisations, my work involves promoting consumer rights and interests through constructive engagements with all ICT stakeholders (government, regulator and private sector players). Through the media brings consumer rights to the fore in regard to policy, legislation, regulation and at the market place.

As member Broadcast Content Advisory Council, my advisory duties are to advise the regulator on the content that is broadcast on Kenyan public communications space and its adherence to the National ICT Policy, Kenya Information and Communications Act, and all relevant regulations.

3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

No financial, ownership, or senior management interest in any registry, registrar, ccTLD, Internet technologies or equipment firms, or other firms that are interested in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement.

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

I do not have any commercial interest in ICANN policy outcomes and I represent no other parties.

5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination or selection as an advisory group team member

None.

6. Geographic Region associated with the nationality of volunteer (Africa, North America, Latin America/Caribbean, Asia/Australia/Pacific and Europe)

Africa (Kenya)

7. Stakeholder Group(s) in which volunteer currently participates within the ICANN organization

A member of the Noncommercial Stakeholder Group(NCSG) where I am leading the Consumer Interest Group. I was elected (in 2009) as Africa Representative, Non Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC). I participate on PDP-WT and now JAS WG - for which I write this SOI.

Alan Greenberg - ALAC

Current vocation, employer and position: I am a self-employed consultant advising national governments on the effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in support of poverty alleviation, education and national growth.

The type of work performed in the bullet above: In recent years, I have designed a national strategy for the use of ICT in development cooperation (foreign aid), reviewed the effectiveness of donor ICT support in Africa, reviewed specific projects focused on the use of ICT in post-secondary education, performed ICT readiness assessments at both an institutional and national level.

Financial ownership, etc. with ICANN ties: I have no such relationship.

Commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. I have no such interest.

Arrangements/agreements regarding service in ICANN policy making process: I am the ALAC Liaison to the GNSO Council, the ALAC representative on the PPSC, and an ALAC representative on the PDPWT. The views expressed during discussions will be mine unless explicitly qualified as being that of the ALAC or At-Large.

Robin Gross - Non Commercial Users Constituency

Tony Harris - Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency

http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/harris-statement.htm
I am under contract as full time executive director of CABASE, a non-profit Internet industry association, incorporated as such in Argentina since 1999.

consulting work done for ICANN - NONE
consulting work done for a gtld or cctld registry, or current applicant to become a gtld or cctld registry - NONE
consulting work done for a registrar - NONE
employment with a registry or registrar – NONE

Tatiana Khramtsova - Registrar Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position
I am International Operations&Project Manager of RU-CENTER a russian company based in Moscow, which is ICANN accredited Registrar, and voting member of the Registrar Constituency.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above
I am working as a project manager, RU-CENTER contact for Registries and contact for feedback for end users.

3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

I have no financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement.

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?
As a registrar and hosting provider it is in our interest that our registrants and clients best interests are served by ICANN policy

5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination or selection as a work team member.
I am not an officer, director, consultant, or employee of any other member of this working team, any group, constituency or person(s).

Wolf-Ulrich Knoben - Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency

1. Current vocation, employer and position

<< Engineer, Director of international projects at Deutsche Telekom (DT), a global telecommunications networks and services provider.>>

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

<< Synergy evaluation of network infrastructure technologies, harmonization of internet naming and addressing issues.>>

3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

<< DT through the brand T-Online is - inter alia - providing registrar services. My current position is not related to this part of DT business.>>

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

<< None. I'm not representing other parties.>>

5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination or selection as a work team member.

<< Member of the ISPCP constituency, the GNSO improvements plan team and the Operations Steering Committee (OSC).>>

Cheryl Langdon-Orr - ALAC

The participant's current vocation, employer and position

I am (and have been since 1981) self employed in our family owned and operated business as a working Director Hovtek Pty Ltd., details of this including web links and about more about our related Company BuildersNet Pty Limited., are found on the aforementioned Wiki page...

. The type of work performed in the bullet above

A mix of Directors and day to day management and administration work typical in a micro or SME business.

. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other entities that are stakeholders or interested parties in ICANN or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

I am a Director (elected Demand Class) of the Australian Domain Name Administrator, auDA

. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Is the participant representing other parties?

I have no commercial interests I am a gTLD and ccTLD registrant... nor do I represent any commercially interested party in this WG I represent the ALAC.

. Describe any arrangements or agreements between the participant and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding the participant's service as a participant in any ICANN policy making process.

As stated above in this WG, I represent the ALAC, but it should be noted that I am a founder of a National peak consumer interest group in Australia => the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and served on the Australian Governments' Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy's Ministerial group formed to review options possibilities and form this national amalgamation of consumer interest voices including the general consumer disadvantaged, rural, disability and small business sectors, which created this organisations concept charter etc., and was part of the 4 person selection committee that selected the founding Board structure of ACCAN with Government observers... This NFP organisation has shown interest in involvement in GNSO Policy development WG's in the future and possibly in then NCSG and is in preliminary discussion with Consumers Union and other National and International similar peak body consumer interest groups to look at constituency status therein... Consumers Union is an ALS and ACCAN is planning on becoming one...

.Participants must update their Statements of Interest whenever their circumstances change.

The principal of Continuous Disclosure is totally supported by me, and a requirement in my auDA activities.

Zbynek Loebl - Intellectual Property Interests constituency

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I have been a self-employed lawyer based in Prague, Czech Republic. During the past year I have managed, as an external counsel, the UDRP implementation at the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC). Before that I was a partner of CEAG, a regional law firm based in Prague. I am in the process of establishing my own law firm.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

I have been a technology and IP lawyer.

3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

As mentioned above, I have managed, as an external counsel on the basis of a mandate agreement, UDRP implementation for the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC). This mandate is now ending, due to the CAC's UDRP launch on 12 January 2009. I may be involved with the CAC in new mandates in the future, which may or may not be related to ICANN policy.

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

Except for the (almost finished) CAC mandate disclosed above I have no other commercial interest in ICANN policy development at the moment. I volunteered principally due to my personal interest in ICANN mission and ICANN environment, nevertheless as a technology and IP lawyer I probably will represent clients with commercial interests in ICANN policy development in the future.

5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination or selection as a work team member.

I am a member of the IPC constituency. I have no arrangements or agreements with the IPC or any member(s) of IPC or with any other constituency regarding my nomination as a work team member.

David Maher - Registries Stakeholder Group

The participant's current vocation, employer and position:

I am Senior Vice President - Law and Policy of Public Interest Registry (PIR), a nonprofit corporation responsible for management of the registry of the .ORG top level domain. From 1999 until 2002, I was Vice President - Public Policy of the Internet Society. In 2002, I became founding Chairman of the Board of Public Interest Registry, and served in that capacity until August, 2004. I am currently Chair of the Registries Constituency of the GNSO.

I am a member of the Bar of New York, Illinois and Wisconsin and a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office. I am a director of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, Inc. I am a retired partner of the law firm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP in the US, and have no connection at this time with any of its present or former clients. I am a member of the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center Panel of Neutrals.

I am a member of the Visiting Committee to the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, a member of the American Law Institute and various other professional organizations, but have no policy making responsibilities in any of those organizations.

. The type of work performed in the bullet above

As Senior Vice President - Law & Policy, I advise PIR on legal and policy issues and perform other executive functions.

Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other entities that are stakeholders or interested parties in ICANN or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement:

I am Senior Vice President - Law and Policy of Public Interest Registry (PIR), a nonprofit corporation responsible for management of the registry of the .ORG top level domain.

. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Is the participant representing other parties?

Except as described above, I have no commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. I am not representing any other parties.

. Describe any arrangements or agreements between the participant and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding the participant's service as a participant in any ICANN policy making process.

None

.Participants must update their Statements of Interest whenever their circumstances change.

Jeffrey J. Neuman, Esq. - Registries Stakeholder Group

. The participant's current vocation, employer and position

I currently serve as the Vice President of Law & Policy for NeuStar, Inc., the domain name registry for the .biz and .us top-level domains.

. The type of work performed in the bullet above

In this role, I am responsible for all legal and policy issues with respect to the .biz and .us TLDs as well as for various other non-registry lines of business within NeuStar. In addition, NeuStar may be pursuing new top-level domains both as a front end and as a back-end registry operator.

. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other entities that are stakeholders or interested parties in ICANN or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

NeuStar is the domain name registry for .biz and .us as well as the back-end operator for .travel and .tel. As a Vice President within NeuStar, I am in a senior leadership position and I do own a very small amount of equity. NeuStar does not own or have any interest in any domain name registrar, nor is it involved currently in any other constituency within ICANN.

. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Is the participant representing other parties?

Other than being a "contracted party" bound by Consensus Policies, as defined in the .biz top-level domain agreement, and pursuing new gTLDs, NeuStar does not have any other commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes.

. Describe any arrangements or agreements between the participant and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding the participant's service as a participant in any ICANN policy making process.

I currently serve as the alternate chair for the gTLD Registries Constituency and as the official gTLD Constituency representative for .biz.

.Participants must update their Statements of Interest whenever their circumstances change.

Gabriel Pinieiro

. The participant's current vocation, employer and position

Im currently a law student in the University of Santiago, under a scholarship. Also, I'm a freelance webmaster, specialized in the mobile web field. Currently, within the ICANN world, I'm the Representative of Alfa-REDI at the NCUC (and also, I have several other participations in other NGO's, but AFAIK, with no relation with any of the ICANN activities)

. The type of work performed in the bullet above

Im the "Specialist in ICT" of Alfa-REDI, and I mantain several projects, technicly speaking (such as the LatinoamerICANN project)

. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other entities that are stakeholders or interested parties in ICANN or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

I currently have no financial ownership or any other kind of intrests in registries, registrars or other entities that are stakeholders or intrested parties in ICANN or any entity which has a transaction, contract or other arrangement.

. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Is the participant representing other parties?

Im currently participating in the NCUC, so I do not represent any kind of commercial intrest at all.

. Describe any arrangements or agreements between the participant and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding the participant's service as a participant in any ICANN policy making process.

In the past, I do participate in the ALAC and in the initial steps of the ALAC. But mostly, my participation in ICANN was within the DNSO/GNSO and just in the NCDNHC/NCUC (and if you consider it, also in the old General Assembly and perhaps other task forces, but always within the context of the NCUC)

.Participants must update their Statements of Interest whenever their circumstances change.

So far, there's no need to update this situation.

Mike Rodenbaugh - Commercial and Business Users Constituency

http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/rodenbaugh-soi-09jul08.shtml
I am owner of Rodenbaugh Law, a member of the Business and Commercial Users Constituency. I am an attorney licensed in California. I conduct much of my business via the internet. I advise and represent entities and individuals with various commercial interests in domain names and other forms of intellectual property, and with varying interests in internet commerce.

I am personally concerned about the security and stability of the Internet, as it is increasingly the backbone of our society, critical to global commerce, communications and safety. So I am interested in ICANN's role in managing and coordinating the technical and policy aspects of the Internet. I am mindful of the many enormous benefits of the internet that are fostered by ICANN policy, and seek for ICANN policy to develop in ways that will enhance the growth of internet commerce and communications. I am also concerned about various, serious harms enabled by policies of ICANN and its contracting registries and accredited registrars, or by lack of effective policy.

Businesses and their customers are experiencing increasingly severe harm from phishing, malware distribution, hacking and other forms of online crime and intellectual property infringement. For many years I served as in-house counsel at Yahoo! Inc., working increasingly to protect Yahoo! users and their commercial and personal interests, as well as Yahoo!'s commercial interests, against these increasing worldwide threats. I believe that these harms will continue to rapidly grow, unless DNS policies are adapted to help fight them. So I strive for DNS policy that helps to mitigate those threats as much as reasonably possible.

On occasion, I may have clients with similar concerns, or who have other policy interests at ICANN. As a representative elected to the GNSO Council by the collective members of the Business Constituency, I am required by the Constituency's Charter to support and otherwise remain faithful to approved positions of the Constituency as applicable, rather than my own views or those of any client I may have at any given time. Generally my clients are online businesses that do not have a contract with ICANN, though I may represent contracting parties from time to time in matters unrelated to ICANN policy, for example in a commercial transaction or dispute resolution. To the extent that any client seeks my representation or advocacy in any ICANN forum, I would further disclose the existence of such client and their interest in the matter at the time of that representation.

I currently advise a for-profit entity in a business venture that will apply for a new gTLD when ICANN opens the domain space in 2009, and I am personally engaged in a second for-profit business venture that intends to apply for another new gTLD through that ICANN process. I may consult on other, similar projects in the future. In addition, I advise Yahoo! and several other clients with respect to cybersquatting and cybersecurity problems that they suffer, which problems are enabled (often unknowingly) by ICANN contracting parties and by ICANN policies or lack thereof. Therefore I also advise those clients about ICANN, and advocate at ICANN some of their views that ICANN policies should change and/or be adopted to mitigate these problems.

Kristina Rosette - Intellectual Property Interests Constituency

http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/rosette-soi-29jan08.shtml
I am employed as a Special Counsel by Covington & Burling LLP ("Covington"), a general practice law firm with over 650 lawyers in eight offices in four countries. I am resident in Covington's Washington, DC office and am a member of the District of Columbia bar.

I specialize in Internet and trademark matters, and represent trademark owner clients in connection with such matters. Among my responsibilities, I develop and implement strategies in the areas of offensive and defensive domain name registration, Internet monitoring and enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and anti-fraud; reclaim domain names through negotiation, arbitration (under the UDRP, .biz STOP, and .mobi Sunrise Challenge policies, thus far), and litigation; advise clients on the purchase and use of keywords and trademark aspects of search engine optimization; negotiate and draft transactional documents relating to Internet-related assets and perform due diligence reviews of such assets; and design trademark usage policies and guidelines and anti-counterfeiting strategies for use in virtual worlds. In connection with advising firm clients of generally noteworthy trademark- or Internet-related developments, I have also provided information and updates on domain name system developments (e.g., posting of reports for public comment, announcements of new policies such as the Domain Name Transfer Policy, .eu Sunrise requirements). All such communications have been, and will continue to be, based solely on publicly available information and documents.

From time to time, I register or acquire in my own name domain names for firm clients. I am currently the registrant of several domain names, both on behalf of firm clients and in an individual capacity. From time to time and as circumstances warrant, I have completed and submitted Whois Data Problem Reports and submitted registrar compliance complaints to ICANN on behalf of firm clients.

Since 2004, I have been a member of the Registration Practice and DNS Administration Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association's Internet Committee, and chair the Subcommittee for the 2008-2009 term.

The Czech Arbitration Court ("CAC"), which the ICANN Board approved as a UDRP Provider in January 2008, has selected me as a UDRP panelist.

I have determined that Covington does not represent ICANN and does not represent any clients in matters in which ICANN is an adverse party. Covington did represent the International Cooperative Alliance in connection with the formation and establishment of DotCooperation LLC, the .coop registry operator, but that matter has been closed for some time. I have also determined that Covington neither represents any gTLD or sTLD registry operator in matters relating to its capacity as a registry operator nor represents any client in matters adverse to such registry operators as registry operators. I am advising a number of firm clients that are considering applying for a new gTLD. Based on the responses to my inquiries, Covington does not represent any ccTLD registry operator in its capacity as a registry operator nor does it represent any client in matters adverse to any ccTLD registry operators as registry operators.

To the best of my knowledge, Covington does not represent any ICANN-accredited registrar in its capacity as a registrar nor does it represent any firm client in a matter adverse to a registrar as registrar. From time to time, Covington has represented firm clients in intellectual property matters adverse to registrars, and it is likely to do so periodically in the future. I have been involved in such matters and expect to be involved in additional such matters in the future from time to time . It is possible that a firm client is an ICANN-accredited registrar, but, if so, Covington does not represent it in such matters.

Greg Ruth - Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency

http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/ruth-statement.htm
I am a Senior Consultant for Verizon Business, a global communications, security and technology provider. My duties consist primarily of providing consulting services. As a multi-national organization, Verizon Business has many customer and vendor relationships, and some of those relationships may include ICANN accredited registrars, registries as well as members of other GNSO constituencies. In the normal course of my duties, I have no knowledge of which ICANN related organizations my company is contractually involved with. My position and responsibilities in Verizon Business do not allow me any decision making power, personal involvement, responsibility or other interest in determining or carrying out the contractual relationships in which my company enters. As a global network provider, my company's interest in ICANN is for the security and stability of the Internet. I do not have any relationships or duties outside my company that would involve any issues of interest to ! or conflict with ICANN, and my duties in the GNSO.

This statement of interest will be maintained at: http://www.icannwiki.org/Greg_Ruth_-_statement_of_interest

Jean-Christophe Vignes - Registrar Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position
Having worked in the DNS space for more than 9 years, starting as Legal Counsel for the .FR Registry, I am now Executive Vice-President & General Counsel at EuroDNS SA, a Luxembourg Company.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above
As Chief Legal Officer I deal with a vast array of legal and Policy matters.
I also act as my company's representative in various bodies such as the .EU Policy Board (as Chairman), the Registrar-Constituency (as Vice-Chair) and the Czech Arbitration Court (as Special Advisor).

3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement>
None.

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?
I am not.

5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination or selection as a work team member.
None that I am aware of ;-)

Jaime Wagner - Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency

1. I am President at Plug In Internet S/A www.plugin.com.br
Plug In is a Brazilian private company specialized in Internet hosting, both shared and dedicated.
Since December 2007 Plug In has a close partnership with UOL, the largest Brazilian ISP.

I am also represent ISP's in CGI, Brazilian Internet Steering Committee. This is an elected position with a mandate of two years (2008 and 2009).

2. At Plug In my work is general management.

3. Both Plug In and UOL act as registrars, but this is a minor portion of their businesses.

4. I have no other direct commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. I do represent four Brazilian ISPs associations in CGI.

5. I have no arrangements or agreements between with any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding my nomination or selection as a work team member.

Liz Williams - Commercial and Business Users Constituency

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am currently a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter's Centre for Leadership Studies. I also run my own management consultancy working with technology entrepreneurs developing their businesses.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Research and advisory services.

3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

Nil

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

Nil.

5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination or selection as a work team member.

Nil

Brian J Winterfeldt - Intellectual Property Interests constituency

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am a partner with the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, an international firm based in Washington, DC.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

At Steptoe & Johnson, I am a member of the Intellectual Property Group and lead a trademark portfolio practice. My practice includes domestic and international trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation, as well as trade dress and domain name issues. I assist clients with the creation of trademark and branding strategies and the development of programs to enforce and protect intellectual property rights, and represent clients seeking to protect against infringement of their copyrights, trademarks, and trade dress in the United States and internationally. In addition, my practice includes significant work in domain name law and new media counseling and enforcement, including assisting clients with the management of their domain name portfolios and securing domain names that incorporate clients' trademarks through the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy and other similar processes for foreign domain names.

3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement

I do not have any personal financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars, and related firms. I am a member of the Registration Practice & DNS Administration Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Internet Committee, which often provides comments on policies proposed by ICANN and similar organizations.

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

I do not have any personal commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes. As my law practice focuses on representing brand and trademark owners, and includes a special focus on companies offering Internet and e-commerce related services (including Internet infrastructure, domain name registration, and security services), I do have a professional interest in ensuring that the rights of brand and trademark owners are protected in any policies adopted by ICANN and similar organizations.

5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination or selection as a work team member.

I am joining the PPSC PDP as a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC); however, I do not have a specific representation arrangement or agreement beyond this affiliation.