Statements of Interest from the Members of the Vertical Integration Policy Development Process Working Group

Last Updated: 28 October 2010
Date: 
1 April 2010

 

Amadeu Abril i Abril - CORE Internet Council of Registrars
Nacho Amadoz - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
Ben Anderson - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Ronald N. Andruff - Commercial and Business Users Constituency- Commercial Stakeholders Group
Scott Austin - Intellectual Property Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group
Mark Bannon - Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group
Thomas Barrett - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Sebastien Bachollet - ALAC

Sophia Bekele - Individual
Phil Buckingham - Individual
Victoria Carrington - Intellectual Property Constituency -Commercial Stakeholders Group
Olga Cavalli - Nominating Committee Appointee to GNSO Council
Graham Chynoweth - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Ching Chiao - DotAsia - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
Berry Cob - Commercial and Business users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group
Brian Cute - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

Paul Diaz - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Avri Doria - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group
Keith Drazek - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
Liam Drew - Individual

Jeff Eckhaus - Registrars Stakeholder Group
J.Scott Evans - Intellectual Property Interests Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group
Frederick Felman - Individual

Jothan Frakes - Individual
Roberto Gaetano - Individual
Angie D. Graves - Individual
Alan Greenberg - ALAC
Volker Greimann - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Statton Hammock - Registrars Shareholder Group

Tony Harris - Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers - Commercial Stakeholders Group
Jahangir Hossain - Individual
Ashe-lee Jegathesan - Registrars Stakeholder Group
John Rahman Khan - Individual
Kathy Kleiman - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
Modi Konark
Arif Aslam Kundi - Individual
Helen Laverty - Registrars Stakeholder Group
David W. Maher - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
Vika Mpisane - Individual
Dr. Milton Mueller - Noncommercial Stakeholder Group
Olivier Muron - Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group
Tero Mustala - Individual
Sivasubramanian Muthusamy - At Large
Jeff Neuman - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
Jon Nevett - Commercial and Business users Constituency -- Commercial Stakeholders Group
Michele Neylon - Registrars Shareholder Group

Mikey O'Connor - Commercial and Business users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group
Katrin Ohlmer - Individual
Cheryl Langdon-Orr - ALAC Chair
Kristian Ørmen - Individual

Michael Palage - Commercial and Business users Constituency- Commercial Stakeholders Group
Krista Papac - Registrars Shareholder Group

Andrés Piazza - At Large
Stephen Pinkos - Individual
Mike Rodenbaugh - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group
Kristina Rosette - Intellectual Property Interests Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group
Tim Ruiz - Registrars Shareholder Group
Jarkko Ruuska - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group
George Sadowsky - Observer
Carlton Samuels - ALAC
Ruslan Sattarov - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Vanda Scartezini - ALAC Board Liaison
Baudouin Schombe - At Large - NCUC
Vladimir Shadrunov - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
Faisal Shah - Individual
Mike Silber - Observer
Jannik Skou - Individual Danish Citizen
Bridge Song - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Ken Stubbs - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

Richard Tindal - Individual
Anthony van Couvering - Individual
Stephane van Gelder - Registrars Shareholder Group
Jean Christophe Vignes - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Charles Wang - RegistrarsStakeholder Group
Eric Brunner-Williams - CORE Internet Council of Registrars
Jacob Williams - Registrars Stakeholder Group
Liz Williams - Individual


Amadeu Abril i Abril - CORE Internet Council of Registrars

My role within CORE is mainly to advise on newgTLD projects and, to a lesser extent, legal and operational advice.

CORE is an ICANN-accredited registrar. Its a membership organisation, and manuy of its mambers are also ICANN-accrdited registrars, while others are not.

CORE is also the registry operator provider for puntCAT (.cat registry) and MuseDOMA (.museum registry). Even if CORE is not an ICANN contractual conutneraprt on those services it does not register domains on those TLDs (that is, it does not act as a registrar where it operates as a registry operator).

CORE is involved in new gTLDs projects as both registry provider to third parties wishing to set up a registry, and for its own gTLDs.

I have been, but not longer I am, involved with other registrars (Nominalia, as an advisor) or registries (PIR, as Board director, and puntCAT as CEO). I have also served two terms as ICANN Board member (elected by the old DNSO), the old Names Council ( elected by the Registrars Constituency) and the GNSO Council (appointed by NomCom). I currently hold no position within ICANN structure.

Besides my work for CORE I teach law at ESADE aw School, which is not involved at all in GNSO or ICANN activities of any sort (except for being domain name registrant for a number of names in ccTLDs; historical, non-ICANN managed gTLDs and ICANN-managed gTLDs. I have also registered myself a very small number of domains for my personal use. In what seems like a previous life, I worked for the EUroepan Commission's DG on Competition Policy, within its Vertical Restraints group.

Nacho Amadoz - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Legal & Policies manager of .cat

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Supervision of the activities of the Registry from the legal perspective.

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

Part of the management team of .cat. No financial ownerships in any ICANN interested party.

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

The policy outcome may affect the .cat Registry

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)

Europe

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

RySG

Ben Anderson - Registrars Stakeholder Group

1) Registrar and domain operation specialist, Group NBT plc, Group Fulfilment Manager

2) As Group Fulfilment Manager I am tasked with maintaining the Group's domain operations. This includes maintaining relationships within the industry (Governing bodies, Registries, Registrars and customers). Overseeing the Groups domain fulfilment operations maintaining our growing 1.7 million domain portfolio on behalf of our Corporate, Online and Reseller brand channels

3) I am a senior manager for a Group that includes two ICANN accredited registrars - NetNames and Ascio.

4) As a representative of Group NBT plc I have a commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes, the Group is the chosen provider for some of the world's largest brand owners as well as a key market player for domain retail and reselling. Participation of this working group will allow the Group to share the voice of many of it's customers on issues that directly impact them. As a provider to a cross section of the community it is imperative that the knowledge and experience gained from Group over the last 12 years, being both a registrar and registry, be shared with this working group to help develop this policy.

Ronald N. Andruff - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

(a) President of RNA Partners, Inc., an international marketing consultancy.
(b) President & CEO of dotSport LLC, an applicant for the .SPORT TLD.

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

(a) Overall management of RNA Partners; business development; contributor vis-à-vis consulting services.
(b) Overall management of dotSport LLC, key relationship manager vis-à-vis the global sport community.

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 contractual relationship with ICANN. I am interest in ICANN policy insomuch as I am the president and CEO of dotSport LLC, an applicant for the .SPORT TLD. I am a shareholder of dotSport LLC.

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

(a) As a member of the CBUC, RNA Partners interest in ICANN GNSO policy development is solely to ensure that the business community’s interests are appropriately represented in the broad range of policy discussions that are undertaken by ICANN.

(b) dotSport LLC’s interest in ICANN GNSO policy development is in establishing a fair and equitable new gTLD application process that serves the interests of the larger Internet community. I do not represent any individual, entity or group other than myself.

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

North America

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

As a member of the Commercial and Business Users Constituency, I participate in ICANN from within the Commercial Stakeholders Group

Scott Austin - Intellectual Property Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am an attorney in private practice as a partner at Roetzel & Andress LPA, a 250 lawyer firm with 5 offices in Florida, 5 in Ohio and an office in Washington, D. C. I work from the firm's Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Columbus, Ohio offices. primarily in Intellectual Property litigation and Information Technology law.

Type of work performed in 1 above

My daily responsibilities include handling ICANN-related issues, patent trademark and copyright disputes before the UDPTO, TTAB and federal courts. I also represent clients in computer law and Internet legal issues, including UDRP and ACPA claims, privacy and defamation, first amendment and online promotion issues. I have been in private practice for 26 years and also taught intellectual property law and corporate law at several law schools and am board certified in intellectual property law in Florida. I authored a column in the trade press on law and technology issues and have published both bar journal and law review articles on technology law.

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 any current registry operator, registrar. To the best of my knowledge, I have no ownership interest in any entity that currently has business before the GNSO or ICANN.

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

My commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes is focused on their potential impacts on my client base of intellectual property owners, trademark holders, website developers, and application service providers and others whose business model relies heavily on doing business online.

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.

Member of INTA gTLD subcommittee of Internet Committee assigned to participate in Vertical Integration WG by Subcommittee Chair Fabricio Vayra.

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

North America.

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

Intellectual Property Constituency.

Sebastien Bachollet - ALAC

http://www.icann.org/en/committees/alac/bachollet.html

Mark Bannon - Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group

1. CEO, International Development Council for Academic Studies (IDCAS)
2. Administrative, Legal & Finance
3. No financial ownership or leadership in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy
4. Involved in NCUC, ISOC and IETF WG's. Management position within IHRI (Healthcare).

Thomas Barrett - Registrars Stakeholder Group

My name is Thomas Barrett and I am volunteering for the GNSO Working Group for the Verticial Integration PDP.

I am President and Founder of EnCirca, Inc, an ICANN-Accredited Registrar formed in 2001. EnCirca also helps manage a second ICANN Registrar called Name Share, Inc. EnCirca and its licensees also help manage the .pw ccTLD.

In my participation in this Working Group, I would be solely representing EnCirca's interests. I have no agreements or arrangements with any other party or individual regarding my role or views presented while participating in this Working Group. EnCirca, nor any other company I might have a financial interest in, do not have any plans to submit an application for a new gTLD during the upcoming new gTLD ICANN process.

Sophia Bekele - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Executive Director, DotConnectAfrica org.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

DotConnectAfrica is an organization mandated by the African Union and key African regional organizations and partners to be a sponsor and registry operator for the DotAfrica continental domain name.

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.

DotConnectAfrica has applied for accreditation with ICANN in 2007.

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

I represent no other party in regard to this working group.

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.

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

North American and Africa

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

Policy Development PDP WG

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

The DotAfrica TLD

Phil Buckingham - Individual

Date Saturday 20 March 2010

I have read the GNSO Working Group Guidelines , namely to addresses what should be considered in creating , purposing, funding , staffing and instructing/ guiding a WG to accomplish the desired outcome ( the chartering process) and secondly, what guidance should be provided to a WG on elements such as structuring , norming , tasking , reporting and delivering the outcome (s) as chartered ( the working group process).

The idea of a Working Group is to have a broad representation and participation .

My submission is from a “real person “ ,in my own capacity. I do not represent any companies , organisations , have no vested interests or conflicts of interest. I will not receive any tangible or intangible benefits by participating in the WG. I simply wish to be involved in the PDP to define the range of restrictions on vertical integration that are currently in effect , to serve as a baseline to evaluate future proposals .

My background , employment & experience within the DNS and in new gTLDs is as follows:

I am a UK accountant (ACCA) by training.I also hold a Hons Degree in Business Studies from a UK University.

I was one of the co founders of Netnames , a UK based registrar back in 1995. I was its CFO ( Chief Financial Officer). Having merged and floated this company with Netbenefit I left the Group in 2000.

I no longer have any connections, share ownership with this company , now called Group NBT. Following mergers with Ascio it is now probably the largest registrar in Europe , with 12 offices around the globe.

It has the ability to sell any domain extension , whether ccTLD or gTLD , on behalf of a registrant . It has a corporate domain portfolio acting for global brands which is second to none, acting as the “middleman” between the registrant and the registry , to whom the registrant wishes to purchase a domain name (s) from.

Although , I was involved in the launch of .eu and ran other domain registrar companies I returned to ICANN meeting in Sydney ( 2009) with the view of applying for a new gTLD , .royal.I feel that I am well known in the DNS community and they would respect my participation and contribution to the Virtual Integration development process.

I have spent my business career in DNS on the original value chain structure of registrant to registrar to registry. Each would have a contract and a pricing structure with an organisation ( and only that organisation ) next , further up the value chain . I feel I am very conversant with issues on vertical integration as highlighted in the December 04 2009 report.

I am very much looking forward to participating in this WG ‘s first meeting scheduled in the week 22- 26 March.

Victoria Carrington - Intellectual Property Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

Current Vocation, Employer, and Position, and Type of Work Performed

I am a trade-mark lawyer with Shapiro Cohen, an intellectual property law firm in Ottawa, Canada. As one of the firm’s managing partners, I share various responsibilities for running the firm with my other two partners on the management committee, one of whom is former ICANN and CIRA Board member, Jonathan Cohen. I practice exclusively in the area of trade-mark law and domain name law and represent a broad spectrum of clients from large, global companies with thousands of trade-marks in their portfolios, to medium and small local businesses.

Financial Ownership, Senior Management/Leadership Interest in Registries, Registrars, or Other Interested Firms

I have no financial ownership or management interest in any registry or registrar or other firm with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement nor am I associated in any way with entities that are interested parties in ICANN policy.

Type of Interest in ICANN Policy Development Outcomes

I have no commercial interest in ICANN policy development outcomes.

Arrangements/Agreements With Any Other Group, Constituency, or Person Regarding my Nomination or Selection as an Advisory Group Team Member

I have no arrangements or agreements with any other group, constituency, or person regarding my nomination or selection as an advisory group team member.

Geographic Region

I live and work in Ottawa, Canada.

Stakeholder Groups of Current Participation Within ICANN

I am currently a participant in the Intellectual Property Constituency within ICANN.

I am not affiliated in any form or fashion with any TLD applications, whether as a registry frontend, registry back-end, DNS provider or consultant to a TLD applicant.

Please consider this statement of interest for nomination to the Vertical Integration Policy Development Process Working Group.

Graham Chynoweth - Registrars Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am General Counsel & VP, Business Operations at Dynamic Network Services, Inc. ("Dyn Inc.")

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

In this role, I am responsible for all legal and policy issues related to Dyn Inc.'s domain name related business.

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 am a senior manager at and serve as corporate assistant-secretary for Dyn Inc., which is a ICANN accredited registrar.

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

Dyn Inc. is an ICANN accredited registrar and a "contracted party," bound by consensus policies. Dyn Inc. provides DNS services to registry operators and may provide such services to new gTLD applicants and registry operators.

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

Dyn Inc. is a member of the Registrars Stakeholders Group (RsG). I will report on activities of this group to the RsG. I will also report activities of this group to Dyn Inc.

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

North America (United States)

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

I currently participate in the Registrar Stakeholder Group.

Ching Chiao - DotAsia - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Vice President, DotAsia Organisation (.asia)

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

Community and industry liaison, business development, market communication.

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.

N/A

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

I am interested in involving this WG to manage operational contingency, for the sponsored community that I currently serve.

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

--- Asia / Australia / Pacific (Taiwan, resides in China)

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

RySG - Registries Stakeholder Group

Berry Cob - Commercial and Business users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

President of Infinity Portals LLC

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Small business owner of Infinity Portals LLC; a domain portfolio management & Services Consulting company; including domain investment activities and brand content development across social, political, environmental, and information technology channels. My interest is the future landscape of the Internet and DNS, and I am excited about the future gTLD expansion. It will foster new innovations and consumer choice. However, I am also concerned about how existing market issues may amplify or negatively increase as a result of the expansion. As such, I am strongly biased toward seeing consistency, reliability, and predictability in all aspects of the market, but only where feasible and favorable conditions exist.

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

None, and I do not represent any party other than myself, as a small business owner, that depends upon the stability of the internet. Nor am I affiliated with any entity interested in applying for new gTLDs.

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, I volunteered. However, as a member of the Business Constituency, I intend to disseminate important outcomes of this Working Group to the BC as appropriate.

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

--- North America (United States)

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

GNSO - Business Constituency

I am also an active member on three GNSO sponsored working groups (PEDNER, IRTPB, & RAP)

Brian Cute - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am currently a Vice President with Afilias, Ltd.

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

In my role at Afilias, I engage in ICANN policy development and business development for newTLDs. I also engage in business development for Afilias’ Discovery Services traceability solution.

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 am a shareholder and Vice President in Afilias, Ltd.

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes.

My interest in ICANN GNSO policy development process and outcomes is related to my capacity as Vice President of Afilias, Ltd.

Are you representing other parties?

No.

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

None.

Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

Tangible or intangible benefits derive from my position as Vice President of Afilias, Ltd., a contracted registry operator.

Paul Diaz - Registrars Stakeholder Group

Current vocation, employer and position

I am a full-time employee of Network Solutions, LLC. Network Solutions also has two affiliated ICANN-accredited registrars, NameSecure L.L.C. and TLDS L.L.C d/b/a SRSplus. All of these entities are owned by global growth equity firm General Atlantic. I currently serve as Network Solutions' Policy & Ethics Manager.

Type of work performed in 1 above

My daily responsibilities include handling ICANN-related issues, corporate advocacy at the federal, state and local levels, and administering the Company's business ethics program.

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 Network Solutions, its affiliated registrars, joint venture partners, or in any current registry operator. To the best of my knowledge, I have no ownership interest in any entity that currently has business before the GNSO or ICANN.

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

My commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes is focused on their potential impacts on Network Solutions, its affiliated registrars, and its joint venture initiatives.

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.

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

North America.

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

Registrar Stakeholder Group.

Avri Doria - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

a. Currently I have a part time position as Adjunct Professor at Luleå University of Technology. I am a research professor working on Delay Toelerant Networking Technology under a European Commission research grant.

b. I work under a recurring part time contract for the IGF Secretariat

c. I am an affiliate of Interisle, but have no current contracts with them.

I have no employment directly related to the DNS system or any topic under ICANN's purview.

2. Type of Work

a. Supervise the research of several students. Do a research of my own on routing in a DTN and on methods of network management in a DTN.

b. Assist in preparing papers of various sorts, provide technical consultation on issues in Internet governance.

c. no contracts at the moment.

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 or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member.

While I will not represent the NCSG in this WG, I am a member and currently serve as the Chair of the NCSG Executive Committee and do represent them in other groups such as the OSC. In this role, while I do need to explain my reasoning to the NCSG membership I am not bound in the positions I take. Of course if my positions were to start to run counter to the interests of the NCSG as perceived by its membership, they may remove me from my seat on the Executive Committee. I would probably remove myself before that happened.

5. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

As far as my university position goes, they could not care less about ICANN and generally consider it an interference in my work. In terms of my work in the IGF, I am sure the knowledge I have about how things work in ICANN and what goes on is an advantage. Other than that, I think I am an 'ICANN Addict', someone who cares about the organization in many respects and wants to participate to make sure it comes out right. As far as VI is concerned, it is critical the GNSO come up with a policy rather quickly and come up with a good policy that has consensus. This will be both interesting and challenging. I enjoy participating in things that are interesting and challenging and I suppose that is also something I will get out of this process.

Avri Doria - Additional Information

To reiterate what i said in my application, i have given free advise to any who asked. Well when i say free, i correct that, i did get a few cups of coffee and a donut or two.
No direct or paid participation/affiliation in any registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant .... but direct, and sometime even paid, involvement in groups who educate people about the goings on in such groups.

Keith Drazek - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Director, Industry & Government Relations Neustar, Inc

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Working in Neustar's External Affairs office, I develop and implement policy related to our Domain Name and DNS business.

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

Neustar is a registry operator under contract with ICANN (.biz) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (.us). Neustar provides back-end technical registry services to several gTLD and ccTLD registry operators, and DNS to TLD operators and enterprise customers.

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN policy development outcomes. Are you 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.

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

There are no arrangements or agreements between me and any other group, constituency, or person(s) regarding my involvement in the VIWG.

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

North America

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

I participate in the GNSO Registry Stakeholder Group for .biz and am on the ccNSO Council representing the .us ccTLD.

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

Neustar expects to be involved with several TLD applications, possibly as a registry front-end, registry back-end, and/or DNS provider.

Liam Drew - Individual

1) Chief Technology Officer for the International Health Research Institute (IHRI)

2) Administrative work, DNS, app hosting and manager for their technical support team.

3) No current financial interests/leadership in registries, registrars or other such bodies.

4) As an executive officer in IHRI I have an interest in voicing the views of the Institutes membership within the development of these policies. As part of my job I liaise closely with the International Development Council for Academic Studies (IDCAS) and so can provide their view points also into any discussion. Am a member of the Internet Society (ISOC). In addition have several years experience within DNS and similar technology industries, thus feel I could make a contribution to this working group.

Jeff Eckhaus - Registrars Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Senior VP Demand Media/eNom

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Management of eNom registrar functions, primary ICANN contact for eNom registrar, leading registry services group

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 the Senior Vice President I have a leadership role in Demand Media/eNom and have a very minority ownership in the company.

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

eNom is an accredited registrar and is considering participating in the new gTLD process

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

I am a member of the Registrars Stakeholders Group and on the Executive Committee and am expected to report on the group to the RsG and represent the interests of the RsG. I also will represent the interests of Demand Media/eNom my current employer

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

--- North America (United States)

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

Registrars Stakeholder Group

J.Scott Evans - IPC Intellectual Property Interests Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group.

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I currently serve as Senior Legal Director - Global Brand & Trademarks at Yahoo! Inc.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

In this role, I am responsible for all domain name portfolio issues, trademark clearance and prosecution matters. I also assist on global IP policy matters including, but not limited to, ICANN 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

Yahoo! Inc. i a domain name reseller for Melbourne IT. Yahoo! is a media content team and I am in a management role. I am also an owner Yahoo! stock. I am also president of the Intellectual Property Constituency and I sit on the INTA Board of Directors.

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

Other than being a domain name reseller, a world famous brand owner and the owner of a multitude of domain names, Yahoo! has no direct interest in the policy development outcomess at ICANN.

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

I am currently president of the IPC.

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

--- North America (United States)

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

Through the IPC, I participate in the Commercial Stakeholders Group.

Frederick Felman - Individual

(note to Individual status: Not because we are not members, but because our business model and interests are different than the others. Our POV is likely to be more aligned with our beliefs about what will be best for our customers based on our knowledge of their issues and plans for TLDs both from a proactive and defensive perspective. Via a statement of interest, an association with these groups may not provide any information that is relevant to their POV or even desribe the composition of the group or indicate it's diversity or lack thereof.)

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am the Chief Marketing Officer of MarkMonitor, Inc., a global enterprise brand protection company, offering Anti-Phishing Solutions, Corporate Domain Registration Services, and related Online Brand Protection Services.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

As Chief Marketing Officer I am responsible for all “outbound” marketing activity which includes press relations and public policy and MarkMonitor Internet Governance Policy.

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 am a minority options holder in MarkMonitor, an ICANN-accredited registrar who serve large enterprises as their domain name registrar – we are not a “retail” registrar and do not offer registration services to the general public.

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

I represent only MarkMonitor, and, by proxy, the interests of our customers – large companies and brand rights owners.

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

MarkMonitor are on the steering committee of the APWG and members of RISG however I represent only MarkMonitor.

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

I am from North America, however MarkMonitor represent clients in Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

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

MarkMonitor are members of Registrar Stakeholder Group (Matt Serlin serves as Secretary) as well as a non-voting members of the Intellectual Property Stakeholders Group and active participants in the RAP-WG.

Additional information MarkMonitor have clients that are applying, some questioning, others considering defensive options.

Jothan Frakes - Individual

Updated 1 July 2010

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am a consultant within the domain name industry. I am participating in a personal capacity, as an individual.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

General consultation on domain name industry, subject matter expertise

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 current affiliation with companies with any interest in ICANN

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

I speak in a personal capacity and for myself.

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

I do not have any arrangements with anyone regarding my statement of interest in joining this working group.

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

North America

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

I am participating in this working group in a personal capacity

Archived SOI

Roberto Gaetano - Individual

My current employer is the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who does not have any commercial interest in the DNS management.

At the IAEA, I am responsible for software development. My formal title is Head, Information Architecture and Projects Section.

Personally, I have no financial interest in the DNS management, nor in any entity or contracted party that operates in the DNS market, with the possible exception of a limited number of shares in IBM and France Télécom.

Angie D. Graves - Individual

I am writing today to express my interest in serving as a part of the Vertical Integration Policy Development Process Working Group.

Over the past 11 years, as a senior technical staff member, I have served large enterprise clients of IBM and AT&T in the development of technical architectures, network standards, communications policy, and security policy, including Siemens Corporation, Halliburton, Optus, Philip Morris, and Home Depot.

Current Vocation, Employer, and Position, and Type of Work Performed

I am currently a consultant and principal with WEB Group, Inc., a provider of technical design and business development services to small businesses. We have recently served as liaison for an ICANN-accredited registrar on rote administrative matters. We also recently assisted in developing the technical response to an RFP for the back-end of a TLD registry for our client, Minds + Machines. This work was completed in December.

Financial Ownership, Senior Management/Leadership Interest in Registries, Registrars, or Other Interested Firms

I have no financial ownership or management interest in any registry or registrar or other firm with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement. I am not a representative of any party with an interest in outcomes of decisions and have no agreements with any other group, constituency or person regarding my nomination or selection as a work team member. The benefit I receive is furthering the efforts of ICANN.

Type of Interest in ICANN Policy Development Outcomes

My interest in ICANN GNSO policy is to further the development of ICANN and its objectives, particularly the charter of this working group.

Arrangements of Agreements Between Me and Any Other Group, Constituency, or Person Regarding my Nomination or Selection as an Advisory Group Team Member

I have no arrangements or agreements with any other group, constituency, or person regarding my nomination or selection as an advisory group team member.

Geographic Region

I live and work in Marietta, Georgia, United States of America.

Stakeholder Groups of Current Participation Within ICANN

I am currently not a participant of any stakeholder group within ICANN.

Please consider this statement of interest for nomination to the Vertical Integration Policy Development Process Working Group.

Alan Greenberg - ALAC

http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/greenberg-statement.htm

Volker Greimann - Registrars Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am a full time employee of Key-Systems GmbH, working as Head of the Legal Dept. Key-Systems GmbH is a member of the GNSO Registrars Constituency, and conducts business with numerous gTLD and ccTLD registries.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

My main focus of work includes, but is not limited to:

-ICANN and registry policy monitoring and compliance -Representation of Key-Systems GmbH with registries -Legal Advice for the Management -All Contractual Work, including negotiation and development -Risk Assessment -corp. development -Regulation of Claims

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

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

My commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes is focused on their potential impacts on my employer, its affiliated resellers, and our customers.

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

n/a

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

Europe

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

Key-Systems GmbH is a member of the Registrar SG of the GNSO.

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

Key-Systems GmbH is offering registry back-end services for nGTLD applicantions, a non-voting member of the DotBerlin Initiative and a founding member of DotSaarland e.V.

Statton Hammock - Registrars Shareholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I currently serve as the Senior Director of Law & Policy for Network Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of web-based services and the fourth largest domain name.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

In this role, I am responsible for all legal and policy issues related to the Company’s domain name-related businesses.

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 interest in Network Solutions or in any other registrar or registry. I do serve as chief legal counsel and corporate secretary to Central Registry Solutions, LLC and NameJet, LLC.

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

Network Solutions is an ICANN accredited registrar and a "contracted party," bound by consensus policies. Network Solutions has a 50% membership interest in Central Registry Solutions, LLC (CRS), a company which plans to provide back-end registry services for new gTLD applicants and registry operators. Network Solutions also has a 50% membership interest in NameJet, LLC (NameJet), a domain name auction services provider.

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

I am a member of the Registrars Stakeholders Group (RsG) and am expected to report on activities of this group to the RsG. I will also report activities to my employer, CRS, and to NameJet.

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

North America (United States)

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

I currently participate in the Registrar Stakeholder Group. I am also a member of the RAA Working Group, Subteam B.

Anthony Harris - Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am Executive Director of CABASE – Argentina Internet Association, and also Executive Director of eCOM-LAC – Latin America and Caribbean Federation of Internet and Electronic Commerce.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Both are non-profit entities and my work consists of organization building, outreach to new members, planning and execution of events and conferences, management supervision, representation of the entities in national and international fora, etc.

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 whatsoever at this time.

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

No commercial interest at this time. No other parties represented. However it must be noted that I am project leader of a new non-profit TLD application.

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 whatsoever.

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

Latin America/Caribbean

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

Commercial Stakeholder Group, ISPCP Constituency.

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

I am affiliated to a new TLD applicant – eCOM-LAC, which will apply as a registry front-end.

Jahangir Hossain - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Internet Resource Analyst of Parween Technologies, Bangladesh and Sr. Network Administrator of Agni Systems limited (ISP), Bangladesh

2. Type of work performed in #

Analysis of Global Traffic specially routing and DNS, Network Planning, Design and Implement of vendor

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 ownership but have senior management of Agni Systems limited also have an ownership and leadership of Parween Technologies

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

I provide consulting to vendors but at present I want to participate non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes

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

None.

6. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

None.

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

ASIA

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

GNSO/CSG

Ashe-lee Jegathesan - Registrars Stakeholder Group

1. Lawyer, Melbourne IT Limited, General Counsel
2. Provision of legal services and support to Melbourne IT Limited, including development of policy and corporate governance.
3. Melbourne IT Limited is an ICANN Accredited Registrar. As General Counsel, I am a senior executive of this company.
4. I would be representing Melbourne IT Limited. I do not represent any other party. I am a full time employee of Melbourne IT Limited.

John Rahman Khan - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission: Consultant (IT) Microsoft Bangladesh: Vendor (Learning Solutions)

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission: Consultant (IT)

  • Develop processes and procedures for implementation and support of information and communication technology related policies (e.g. Bangla IDN, IGW, Broadband, IP Telephony, IPv6, and Internet Governance).
  • Participate in the initial requirement gathering and analysis phase of supported software and network lifecycle to develop and implement solutions.
  • Plan and coordinate solutions in network systems, software and web technologies of BTRC.
  • Provide feedback to management team on system performance and suggest enhancements to the applications. Microsoft Bangladesh: Vendor (Learning Solutions)
  • Develop customized curriculum and provide IT training to teachers and corporate executives through “Partners in Learning” program.

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

Not Applicable

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

Not Applicable

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

Not Applicable

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

Asia

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

IDN ccTLD

Kathy Kleiman - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1.Current vocation, employer and position:

I current serve as Director of Policy for .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR).

2.Type of work performed in 1 above:

In this role, I lead the development of policy for PIR.

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:

PIR is the registry for .ORG, and I currently serve on PIR's Executive Management Committee.

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

In this working group I represent .ORG, the Public Interest Registry. In the interest of full disclosure, I note that I am co-founder of the Noncommercial Users Constituency and worked on many policy issues on behalf of this group prior to joining PIR.

Arif Aslam Kundi - Individual - Government Advisory Committee (GAC)

Vocation: IT Professional (Heading the IT wing of the Ministry of IT, Government of Pakistan)

Employer: Government of Pakistan Position: Director (IT)

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Ministry of IT is working as the focal institution, appointed by the Government of Pakistan, for all the IT related matters at the international and domestic level. All the IT related initiatives / projects in the public sector are either taken by this Ministry or are supervised by a technical group that constitutes technical / financial experts from the Ministry of IT. All such groups are headed by the Director (IT) and he is the point of contact for all these initiatives / projects.

Director (IT) is not only heading the different teams who are administering projects running within the different institutions of the Government of Pakistan, he is also the principal of the team participating in the IDN ccTLD program for the domain name for Pakistan in Urdu language.

The efforts are being made here in Pakistan for a smooth transition from IPv4 to IPv6. A designated team at the Ministry of IT is working over this task under the control of Director (IT).

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 we are representing the Government of Pakistan, we are interested in the top level domain for Pakistan i.e. .pk and currently we are working on the top level domain name in Urdu language.

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

We don’t have any direct commercial interest, but are working for the benefit of population at large.

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

No, we don’t have any direct agreements with any groups; however, the Ministry of IT and / or its subsidiaries arrange seminars / conferences here in Pakistan to get comments / proposals from the different stakeholders in the Internet world of Pakistan. All the agreed upon comments / proposals are then kept with the Ministry of IT. As we are the official focal point for all the IT related international forums, as appointed by the Government of Pakistan, it is desired that an officer from this Ministry is the member of Advisory Group for representing all the constituencies of Pakistan in the GNSO.

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

Asia/Australia/Pacific

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

I participated in the 37th ICANN Nairobi meeting as a Governmental Advisory Committee representative from Pakistan

Helen Laverty - Registrars Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

CEO and Director DotAlliance Inc.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

DotAlliance is an ICANN accredited registrar and also offers many ccTLDs

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.

DotAlliance is an ICANN accredited registrar.

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

I represent no other party in regard to this working group.

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.

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

North American and Europe (Dual nationality)

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

Registrars stakeholder group

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

None currently.

David W. Maher - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position:
Senior Vice President - Law & Policy, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
2. Type of work performed in 1 above:
General Counsel and policy development
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:
Senior Vice President - Law & Policy, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.
I am Chair of the Registries Stakeholder Group and serve without compensation from that Group.

Vika Mpisane - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer & position

I am employed full-time by the .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) – South Africa’s ccTLD Manager – as a General Manager. I have been in this position since April 2006.

I am also Chairman of the African Top Level Domains (AfTLD) association, and a councillor in the ccNSO council.

2. Type of work performed

At ZADNA, I have the overall management responsibility of ZADNA, the regulator of .ZA. Key work includes:

• Licensing and regulating .ZA registries (for 2nd level .ZA domains) and registrars
• Developing .ZA regulations and policy and procedure guidelines
• Creating public awareness about the economic & commercial benefits of the DNS
• Marketing the .ZA space
• Conducting relevant investigations, research & surveys
• providing policy recommendations to the South African Minister of Communications.

At AfTLD, I chair the AfTLD Board and oversee the work of the AfTLD Manager & the AfTLD treasury function. This is a purely oversight role.

At the ccNSO council, I participate in the work of the council including its council and certain working group activities.

3. Any financial ownership/senior management/leadership interest in registries

My interest in registries is only limited to the .ZA registry where I am the most senior manager and leader. I have no financial interest beyond simply being paid a salary and, where applicable, a bonus.

At AfTLD & ccNSO council, I serve in a volunteer (i.e. unpaid) capacity.

4. Interest (commercial & non-commercial) in ICANN GNSO PDP & outcomes

My interest in the Vertical Integration PDP WG is primarily personal – I am not representing any organisation. I have been following the new gTLD process closely, and in the process I developed a strong interest in the vertical integration and cross-ownership discussions. The lessons being learnt also help me in defining similar relationships within the .ZA namespace, and in understanding what is best practice and is in the best of the Internet DNS as a whole.

I am interested in helping African ccTLD & other registries understand issues of vertical integration and cross-ownership better. I am also looking at a possibility of using the experience gained in this area towards studying for a Masters Degree in ICT market competition regulation.

Dr. Milton Mueller - Noncommercial Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am Professor at Syracuse University School of Information Studies and the XS4All Professor at the Technology University of Delft.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Research, teaching and School administrative service

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 interest, no senior management interest in any registry, registrar, Internet branding or security firm, or contracting party. I am the NCUC-selected representative of the (unpaid) Advisory Committee of Public Interest Registry.

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

No commercial interest, I am not representing any other commercial 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)

North America (United States)

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

NCSG. I am a member of the Noncommercial Stakeholder Group, was selected to serve on the 5-member Executive Committee of the NCSG.

Olivier Muron - Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Vice-Presidentfor External Affairs, France Telecom/Orange R&D

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

In charge of the relations with research partners and agencies.

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

I will represent the ISPCP Constituency

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)

Europe

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

GNSO/CSG

Sivasubramanian Muthusamy - ALAC

1. Current vocation, employer and position

CEO of Isolated Networks (Turiya) President of Isoc India Chennai

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

Isolated Networks is a company that is branching off into Web Design and Managed Hosting services.

Isoc India Chennai is a non-profit Chapter of the Internet Society and an ICANN at-Large structure.

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 in any Registry or Registrar Services.

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcom

None.

Jeff Neuman - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1. 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.

2. Type of work performed in 1 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.

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

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 de minimus amount of equity. NeuStar does not own or have any interest in any domain name registrar, nor is it owned in any way by an ICANN-accredited Registrar. Neustar is not involved currently in any other constituency or stakeholder group other than the RySG within ICANN.

4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN policy development outcomes. Are you 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.

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

I currently serve as the alternate chair for the gTLD Registries Constituency and as the official gTLD Constituency representative for .biz. However, the gTLD Registry Stakeholder group has yet to decide who from the RySG will be formally representing it in this Working Group. Thus, absent a statement to the contrary, I represent the interests of Neustar.

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

--- North America (United States)

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

I currently am in the Registries Stakeholder Group.

Jeff Neuman - additional information
Neustar currently is a front-end registry, back end registry service provider, DNS provider and also provides consulting services to existing TLDs. We fully intend on doing all of the above for new TLDs as well.

Jon Nevett - Commercial and Business users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

President of Domain Dimensions, LLC

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Advising businesses on domain-related issues, such as ICANN policy issues, domain name acquisitions, and domain name business ventures including newTLDs.

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

I do not represent any specific parties on this Working Group. Some clients of Domain Dimensions are considering applying for New TLDs. None of these clients are existing registries or registrars. More broadly, Domain Dimensions and I are interested in the timely introduction of New TLDs and not a specific outcome in this WG.

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)

North America

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

I am a member of the GNSO - Business Constituency. I am a former member and the former chair of the GNSO Registrar Constituency (now called the Registrar Stakeholder Group) and still advise the RSG on some transition issues unrelated to New TLDs.

Michele Neylon - Registrars stakeholder Group

http://www.mneylon.com/blog/statement-of-interest.html

Michele Neylon - Additional information

We currently don't plan on applying to run any new TLDs, though that doesn't mean that I may not personally get involved with some. I run a business. I'll seek profit wherever I can, so why wouldn't I with new TLDs?

We are a registrar, so I'm obviously interested in outcomes in terms of what we will or won't be able to sell in the future

However we also are a hosting provider, colo provider, offer transit, DNS, AS management services etc.,

I am personally concerned that the board's statement could have a negative impact on our business, as we already provide services to companies that operate on the registry side of the fence.

Michael O'Connor - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

http://www.haven2.com/index.php/icann-statement-of-interest

Katrin Ohlmer - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I'm CEO of DOTZON GmbH and Hotel Top-Level-Domain GmbH, and partner of dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

At DOTZON I'm consulting companies in preparing their TLD application.

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 am in a management role at Dotzon, who invests in TLD projects.

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

I don’t have any direct commercial interest, but am interested to provide my experience and support to the VIPDPWG.

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)

Europe.

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

I'm currently not a member of any other stakeholder group.

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

I am affiliated with the TLD applications for dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG and Hotel-Top-Level-Domain, and head the TLD consulting company DOTZON GmbH as CEO, where I'm as well a partner.

Kristian Ørmen - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Domain Specialist in Larsen Data ApS

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Contact to registries and other suppliers. Customer support

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 ownership in Larsen Data Aps or in any other companies with interest in ICANN

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

Larsen Data off course has a commercial interest in the ICANN policy development outcomes.

I am a board member in the registrar organizations DKregistrar, Registrars.se and Dot-Enno but these is mostly concerned about the three ccTLD's .dk, .se and .no and i will not represent these organizations in this working group.

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

I do not have any arrangements with anyone regarding my statement of interest in joining this working group.

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

Europe

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

Larsen Data ApS is a member of the registrar stakeholder group, but i'm not personally involved as it is Peter Larsen, owner of Larsen Data ApS that participates in the group.

Cheryl Langdon-Orr - ALAC Chair

http://gnso.icann.org/issues/post-expiration-recovery/soi-pednr-20july09.html#langdon-orr

Michael Palage - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

President/CEO of Pharos Global

2. Type of work performed in 1 above.

Management consultant to domain name registration authorities (registrars/registries) in connection with both policy and operational matters. I have worked extensively with operational gTLD registries; operational ccTLD registries; and prospective gTLD applicants that are considering participating in ICANN’s new gTLD process.

(Type of Work Specifically Related to this Subject Matter)

Over the last four years I have advocated in various ICANN public forums the need to relax the existing registrar/registry distribution model. First in connection with the .MUSEUM gTLD renewal contract in permitting the registry to go direct in limited circumstanced. Second as a paid consultant to the Universal Postal Union in connection with the .POST gTLD registry agreement. While registrars have served an important role in fostering competition and innovation, particularly in connection with the legacy gTLDs, if ICANN is to truly realized increased innovation and competition in the marketplace, a relaxation of this distribution model must be recognized. I have given numerous presentations indentifying this problem and have proposed potential alternative models, see ICANN’s webinar on Vertical Integration (http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/presentation-palage-19oct09-en.pdf) and the World Intellectual Property Organization’s conference on 10 Years of the UDRP (http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/docs/palage23.pdf)

I believe a relation of these rules are critically important in connection with potential public sector applicants as well as potential gTLD applicants from developing regions of the world.

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 ownership interest in any registry or registrar. I am a principle in Pharos Global, Inc. which has consulting relationships with registration authorities, some of which do have a contractual relationship with ICANN. However, none of these entities have retained my services to participate in this working group.

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

I have no direct commercial interest in the outcome of this initiative. However, I do have an indirect interest in ICANN getting this process “right.” Over the past four years I have publicly advocated in various ICANN forums regarding the need for flexibility in the existing domain name distribution marketplace (see above).

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, I just volunteered.

6. Geographic Region associated with the nationality of Participant (North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa, and South America)

North America (US National)

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

Business Constituency, Registry Constituency and Intellectual Property Constituency

3 May 2010 - Update statement of interest, in particular with two prospective gTLD applications that Michael Palage is working with:

.VEGAS

This application is being pursued by Vegas.com which has obtained the exclusive support of the Clark County Commission. In connection with this application, my professional services have been retained by Vegas.com.

.ARAB

This application for a . ARAB gTLD is being pursued by the Arab region, namely the League of Arab States, with support from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). In connection with this application, my professional services have been retained by the ITU.

There are a number of other prospective gTLD applicants in which I am in active dialog, however, because of confidentiality agreements I cannot disclose those relationships at this time. While I continue to remain actively involved in ICANN's new gTLD policy development as I have been over the last decade, the opinions I express and advocate are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any past, current, or future clients unless expressly stated otherwise.

Krista Papac - Registrars Stakeholder Group

I am a Sales Executive for Iron Mountain Intellectual Property Management Inc. (IMIPM), responsible for business development, thought leadership, and industry relations. In this capacity I am the primary representative for ICANN participation for IMIPM.

IMIPM maintains one registrar accreditation and is contracted as ICANN’s Agent to provide Registrar Data Escrow and Registrar Data Escrow Audit Services. Additionally, IMIPM is contracted with several gTLD registries, with ICANN listed as a beneficiary, to provide Registry Data Escrow Services

I am representing no other party with regard to my work with this WG. I am not an officer, director, consultant or employee of any other member of this constituency or any other ICANN constituency. I have been an active member on behalf of the Registrar Stakeholder Group since January, 2009 on the GNSO Operating Steering Committee’s Constituency Operations WT.

While I own a small amount of Iron Mountain stock, I do not have significant stock ownership nor am I senior leader of the firm.

Andrés Piazza - At Large

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Lawyer - Partner at "Derecho y Tecnologia".

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Legal Advisor - Specialized in IT Entrepeneurship, Web 2.0 and Information Society.

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.

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

It isn't easy to say that I'm representing users. I'm involved in ICANN At Large and, since that, I'm trying to make a contribution in this WG.

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

No arrangements whatsoever.

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

Latin America and Caribbean - Argentina.

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

At Large (LACRALO Chair).

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

I don't have any of this relationships.

Stephen Pinkos - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Self employed lawyer and government affairs strategist. I have a contractual partnership with the PCT Companies, an intellectual property law and government relations firm. I previously served as the Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

Policy development. Legal analysis. Intellectual property and government affairs counseling. Representation before the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch of Government

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 that fit this description. I serve on the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Advisory Committee but do not believe the USPTO qualifies as an interested party as contemplated by this question.

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

I provide limited consulting to eNom on government affairs matters.

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

None.

6. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

None.

Mike Rodenbaugh - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/rodenbaugh-soi-09jul08.html

Kristina Rosette - Intellectual Property Interests Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Attorney, Covington & Burling LLP, Special Counsel

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

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 trademark clearance, use, prosecution, and maintenance matters; 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 and social networks. In connection with advising firm clients of generally noteworthy trademark- or Internet-related developments, I have also provided information and updates on DNS developments (e.g., posting of reports and documents for public comment, creation of new policy development processes and working groups, outcomes of ICANN Board meetings). All such communications have been, and will continue to be, based solely on publicly available information and documents.

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

I have no commercial interest in ICANN policy development outcomes. No, I am not representing any firm clients in connection with the outcome of this PDP or any other. As noted above, I do provide status updates on ICANN policy developments to a number of firm clients.

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. I am a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency and one of its two GNSO Council representatives, and will provide IPC members with status updates on the WG's progress. .

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

North America.

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

Commercial Stakeholder Group, Intellectual Property Constitutency (see number 5).

Kristina Rosette - Additional Information

I am advising several firm clients that are considering whether to apply for a new gTLD. Of those clients that have made a decision and communicated that decision to me, all have decided against doing so.

Tim Ruiz - Registrars Stakeholder group

http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/ruiz-soi-12feb08.html

Tim Ruiz - additional information

As of today, Go Daddy does not have any plans to apply and we have no partnership with any applicants related to new gTLDs. Our main concern is maintaining a level playing field across both new and existing registries and registrars.

Jarkko Ruuska - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Commercial Stakeholders Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Senior Project Manager, Nokia Corporation.

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

My job is to follow ICANN activities that might have connection to Nokia’s businesses.

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 or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

I am a member of Business Constituency representing Nokia. Nokia is currently evaluating the possibility to apply for a top-level-domain in the upcoming new gTLD round.

George Sadowsky - Observer

1.   Current vocation, employer and position

Informatician, doing private consulting, part-time, at present for Web Foundation, also ICANN Board member.  Pro bono work for NATO.

2.   Type of work performed in 1 above

Web Foundation: assisting in implementation of Web for Society program. NATO: Co-directing academic networking project in Tajikistan.

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 policy development outcomes.  Are you representing other parties?

none.  I do not represent any other 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)

North America

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

ICANN Board, but I hope to be a member of the working group as an individual, not as a Board member or representing the ICANN Board

Carlton Samuels - ALAC

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Project Manager, C@ribNET, Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network & Adjunct, The University of the West Indies

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

ICT Consulting & Teaching

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

None

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)

Latin America & Caribbean

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

ALAC

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

Ruslan Sattarov - Registrars Stakeholder Group JSC Regional Network Information Center dba RU-CENTER.

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.

I am working as a project manager, RU-CENTER contact for Registries and contact for feedback for end users.

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.

I have no direct interest in the outcome of any GNSO policy development, top managers of RU-CENTER may have such interest.

I am not an officer, director, consultant, or employee of any other member of this working team, any group, constituency or person(s).

Vanda Scartezini - ALAC Board Liaison

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Engineer, Polo Consultores Associados, Partner

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

IT consultant

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

None. No.

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)

Latin America/Caribbean

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

ALAC

In addition in order to understand everyone's true interests (as opposed to which group they participate in), would you be so kind as to state whether you are affiliated in some form or fashion with one or more TLD applications, whether that is as a registry front-end, registry back-end, DNS provider, consultant to a TLD applicant.

None

Baudouin Schombe - At Large - NCUC

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Académie des TIC, CAFEC , Coordonnateur

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

implementing community ICT acces and trainning

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'm working to create a web site for grassroot community

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

no I am involved by myself, no to represent any party

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

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

AFRICA

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

AFRALO member
NCUC/GNSO

Vladimir Shadrunov - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Director of Policy, Telnic Ltd.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Policy development for the .tel TLD. I represent Telnic in the gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group.

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 am part of Telnic management team, no interest in any other parties related to the ICANN process.

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

No other interest in ICANN policy development outcomes apart from the policies that influence Telnic’s business.

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. Mere volunteering.

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

Europe

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

RySG

Faisal Shah - Individual

(note to Individual status:
Not because we are not members, but because our business model and interests are different than the others. Our POV is likely to be more aligned with our beliefs about what will be best for our customers based on our knowledge of their issues and plans for TLDs both from a proactive and defensive perspective. Via a statement of interest, an association with these groups may not provide any information that is relevant to their POV or even desribe the composition of the group or indicate it's diversity or lack thereof.)

1. Current vocation, employer and position:

I am the Founder of MarkMonitor, Inc., a global enterprise brand protection company, offering Anti-Phishing Solutions, Corporate Domain Registration Services, and Online Trademark Protection services.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above:

I assist MarkMonitor, and its client base, on a variety of Internet governance matters.

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 own shares in MarkMonitor, an ICANN-accredited registrar.

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

MarkMonitor is an active contributor to the APWG and is a member of the Registrar Stakeholder Group and the Intellectual Property Constituency. I am representing MarkMonitor on this WG. MarkMonitor has an interest as an ICANN-accredited registrar in advising clients on potentially new gTLDs.

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)

North America

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

MarkMonitor is a member of the Registrar Stakeholder Group as well as a non-voting member of the Intellectual Property Constituency.

Mike Silber - Observer

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Regulatory lawyer at Neotel (Proprietary) Limited, specifically General Manager: Regulatory

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Internal regulatory counsel for a South African telecommunications operator.

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

Non-executive director of .za Domain name Authority, registry for .za

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

None and 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 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.

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

None. ICANN Board.

Jannik Skou - Individual - Danish Citizen

Updated 2 June 2010

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Partner at Thomsen Trampedach Gmbh, Riedstrasse 1, CH-6343 Rotkruez, Switzerland

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

Consulting for ICANN registrars, corporate clients (Brand owners), Expert at www.chinaiprhelpdesk. eu . Helping registrars to improve their business process (i.e. ICANN accreditations or system integration management, business development). Implementing domain name and online brand protection strategies for corporate clients.

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.

We have entered a partnership agreement with ICANN registrar Key-Systems and we are in dialogue with numerous registry service providers. It is our assumptions that the majority of these parties all have an interest in being able to - at least to some degree and to some extent - vertically integrate the registry and registrar entities.

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

I am a member of INTA and currently participate in the Internet Committee (ccTLD sub committee).

As an external consultant I am providing consulting services to brand owners, who consider applying for a gTLD (dotBrand). These brands planning on applying for brand TLDs with restricted policies (whereby only the brand owners/ subsidiaries to be allowed to register under “.brand”) have a clear and genuine interest in being able to integrate the registry and registrar function within their existing company structure. (Essentially: 1 registry = 1 registrar =1 registrant). We are also in dialogue with cities who consider applying for a geographical TLD. (dot”City”). Depending on their policy and business plan they may have an interest in having an option to limit the number of registrars or to use one preferred registrar (at least until the new “dotCity” TLD has reach a certain volume i.e. 100,000 registrations as has been mentioned as a potential maximum with one preferred registrar).

Additional information: Our company is a consultancy currently working for and in dialogue with several potential TLD applicants. We are neither in the Ry nor Rr business. But having said that, we intend to pursue further business opportunities with new gTLDs, depending on the decision made on basis of the work done by the VI WG.

Bridge Song - Registrars Stakeholder Group

We are paying attention on the New gTLDs program from years ago. We think the New gTLDs is a very significant project which will improve the Internet world wide. So that I sincerely would like to participate Vertical Integration WG as a volunteer to do some contribution in region of China.

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Vice President of HiChina.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

In charge of product department.

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

As one of the biggest registrar in China, HiChina would like to involve and develop the New gTLDs program in China. HiChina and I are very interested in when and how the New gTLDs will be introduced. And we think the issue of vertical integration is a important part for our future strategic vision. I do not represent any specific parties on this Working Group.

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)

Asia (China)

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

None

Ken Stubbs - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am an independent internet consultant and have been for over 15 years and provide limited consulting services to Afilias.

I am also a Founding Director of Afilias and member of the executive committee.

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

I provide consulting work to various companies in the area of policy development and business consulting

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 am currently a Director of Afilias and member of the executive committee. I have a limited number of stock options (De minimis amount)

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes.

My interest in ICANN GNSO policy development process and outcomes is related to my capacity aas a director of Afilias

Are you representing other parties?

No.

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

None.

Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

Benefits derive from my relationship with Afilias as described above.

Tero Mustala - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Principal Consultant, Nokia Siemens Networks, CTO Office/ Industry Environment

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Nokia Siemens Networks' (NSN) delegate/member of board of directories in various industry forums like SCOPE Alliance, Open Basestation Architecture Initiative, SA Forum, OpenSAF Foundation, CPRI Forum.

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

Just NSN.

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

No.

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

Europe

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

No.

Richard Tindal - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Self employed

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

Prospective new gTLD applicant

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.

Small shareholder in Demand Media (eNom) and Neustar

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member.

As a potential TLD applicant, I have an interest in resolving any outstanding issues that are delaying the introduction of new TLDs.

5. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

As a potential TLD applicant, I have an interest in resolving any outstanding issues that are delaying the introduction of new TLDs.

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

--- Asia/ Australia

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

---- None

Antony Van Couvering - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position:

I am CEO of Minds + Machines LLC.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above:

I lead Minds + Machines.

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 a shareholding in Minds + Machines

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

In this working group I am representing Minds + Machines and to my best ability what’s best for ICANN and the Internet in general. I represent no other parties.

Stéphane van Gelder - Registrars Stakeholder Group

Current employer: INDOM.com, general manager.

Type of work: client relations, employee management.

Financial interests: no other financial interests.

Other parties: I do not represent any other parties. INDOM advises some clients on new gTLDs.

Jean Christophe Vignes - Registrars Stakeholder Group

1. Current vocation, employer and position

EuroDNS SA, Executive Vice-President & General Counsel

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

Head of the Legal department, ICANN liaison.

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.

Minority shareholder in EuroDNS SA, ICANN accredited Registrar (IANA 1050)

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN

GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member.

EuroDNS is a Registrar.

Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

I lecture at University Paris 13 on "Intellectual Property: ICANN and Domain Names issues"

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. I was elected Vice-Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group and serve on its Executive Committee.

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

Europe.

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

Registrar Stakeholder Group

Charles Wang - Registrars Stakeholder Group

We are paying attention on the New gTLDs program from years ago. We think the New gTLDs is a very significant project which will improve the Internet world wide. So that I sincerely would like to participate Vertical Integration WG as a volunteer to do some contribution.

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Senior Product Manager of HiChina.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

In charge of domain products including research of New gTLDs project.

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 policy development outcomes. Are you representing other parties?

As one of the biggest registrar in China, HiChina would like to involve and develop the New gTLDs program in China. HiChina and I are very interested in when and how the New gTLDs will be introduced. And we think the issue of vertical integration is a important part for our future strategic vision. I do not represent any specific parties on this Working Group.

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)

China

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

None

Eric Brunner-Williams - CORE Internet Council of Registrars

Archived Version (18 July 2010)

Updated 9 September 2010

1. Current vocation, employer and position

Vocation: Mathematician/programmer, technology policy advocate
Employer: .nai project
Position: Coordinator

2. Type of work performed in #1 above

Implementation of a registry services capable platform, DAG review, preliminary application development, status reporting to stakeholders.

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, though I operate on a pro-bono basis, an accredited registrar.

4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.

I am unable to identify any tangible or intangible benefit from volunteering to participate in the ICANN GNSO policy development process.

If, and when, ICANN announces that applications for new gTLDs will be accepted, then tangible and/or intangible benefit will exist and this SOI updated.

Jacob Williams - Registrars Stakeholder Group

Affiliation: UrbanBrain (Interlink) Japan

Geographic Region: Japan

My current role with UrbanBrain is Director of Business Development. I am currently working with multinational firms to advise on various ideas for TLDs and I also work with several PR outlets to broaden the knowledge of New gTLDs in Japan.

UrbanBrain is affiliated with Interlink, an ICANN accredited registrar since 2006. UrbanBrain is currently focused in two areas. The development of our very own TLD, and assisting big brands with their own brand name TLD or generic TLDs.

I have no financial ownership in UrbanBrain at this time. I am not representing any other parties other than the Interlink Group and have no arrangements between any other group. Members of my team participate in the Registrar Stakeholder Group and eventually I will assume that role.

Liz Williams - Individual

1. Current vocation, employer and position

I am CORE's Expert Advisor on new TLDs.

2. Type of work performed in 1 above

Advising CORE and its clients on new top level domains and Internet policy.

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

CORE is an ICANN accredited registrar and is assisting a range of organisations with their new TLD applications.

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

As above.

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

Nil -- only observing on the group.

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

Europe & Asia Pacific

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

Nil.