Statement of Interest
North America representative, Registrar Stakeholder Group
Updated 7 October 2010
I am Vice President of Corporate Development and Policy for The Go Daddy Group, Inc. The Go Daddy Group companies include eight ICANN accredited registrars including GoDaddy.com, Inc. GoDaddy.com is a member of the Registrars Constituency of the GNSO and I am its Registered Representative.
GoDaddy.com holds a small interest in Afilias Limited for investment purposes. GoDaddy.com and Afilias USA formed a joint venture dba Alliance Registry, in which Afilias USA is the managing member and assumes authority and responsibility for all day-to-day registry operations but it is not currently active. Go Daddy and Afilias also formed a joint venture with MEnet, a Montenegrin company. That joint venture, doMEn doo, was selected by the Government of Montenegro as the Registration Agent for the .me ccTLD. I currently represent Go Daddy on the Board of doMEn.
GoDaddy.com is also a member of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). The USCIB is a member of the Business Constituency of the GNSO. Our primary interest in the USCIB is the DNS and Internet Identifiers Working Group.
GoDaddy.com was a founding Member of the Country Code 1 ENUM LLC. I represented GoDaddy.com on the Board of the LLC from Aug 2004 through Dec 2006, at which time GoDaddy.com withdrew from the LLC.
In all my positions with the Go Daddy Group, or in the appointments noted above, my focus has been the development and promotion of registrar related business, products, and services.
Archived SOI (12 February 2008)