Statements of Interest IRTP A PDP

Last Updated: 09 September 2009


Statements of Interest
from the members of the

Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Set A Policy Development Process (PDP)
Working Group

http://gnso.icann.org/issues/transfers/irtp-working-group-charter-jun08.htm

Sébastien Bachollet - ALAC
James Bladel - Registrar
Michael Collins - CBUC
Paul Diaz - Registrar
Avri Doria - Nominating Committee appointee
Adam Eisner - Registrar
Kevin Erdman - IPC
Chuck Gomes - gTLD Registry
Mark Klein - Registrar
Margie Milam - Registrar
Mike O'Connor - CBUC
Mike Rodenbaugh - CBUC
Barbara Steele - gTLD Registry
Marc Trachtenberg - IPC
Steven Vine - Registrar

Sébastien Bachollet
August 2008

I am vice-chair of ALAC. I will be participating to this working group as individual user representative. I am also involved in a local working group to study the possibility to have a .paris as a future gTLDs.

James Bladel
August 2008

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

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

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

Michael Collins
August 2008

I am Executive Director for Internet Commerce Association (ICA). ICA is a non-profit trade organization representing domain name investors and developers, and the direct search industry. Some ICA members operate registrar businesses. I am not an officer, director, consultant, shareholder, or employee of any ICA member organizations which operate registrar businesses. Some ICA members are members of the Commercial Business Users Constituency (CBUC) and the Registrar Constituency.

I am ICA’s representative to the CBUC and have previously been a representative for Afternic, Inc. to the Registrar Constituency. I am no longer directly involved with Afternic or the Registrar Constituency.

Paul Diaz
August 2008

I am a full-time employee of Network Solutions LLC, an ICANN-accredited registrar offering gTLD and ccTLD domain name registration and Web presence services to our small business customers. Network Solutions also has two
affiliated, ICANN-accredited registrars, NameSecure L.L.C. and TLDS L.L.C d/b/a SRSplus. I currently serve as the Policy & Ethics Manager. My daily responsibilities include handling ICANN-related issues, corporate advocacy at the local, state and federal levels, and administering Network Solutions' business ethics program.

Network Solutions is a member of the GNSO Registrar Constituency, a voting stakeholder on the GNSO Council. Network Solutions also is a member of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). The USCIB is a member of the Commercial and Business Users Constituency, also a voting stakeholder on the GNSO Council. Our primary interest in the USCIB is the DNS and Internet Identifiers Working Group.

I have no ownership interest in Network Solutions or its affiliated registrars, nor in any current registry operator. I am not in possession of any registry sensitive or proprietary information. To the best of my knowledge, I have no ownership interest in any entity that currently has business before the GNSO or ICANN.

Avri Doria
August 2008

I only plan to lurk in this group as well as other working groups.

I have 3 source of income at this point:

- I have a part time appointment as an adjunct professor at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden where I am attempting to create a MA program in Internet Governance. I am also Principle investigator for a EU funded project researching the use of DTN technology for networking in communications challenged communities (www.n4c.eu)

- I have a part time position as a consultant to the Secretariat of the IGF in Geneva.

- I have an ongoing part time contract with Iometrix, a certification testing company with offices in San Francisco and Paris, helping them to create a certification program for carrier NNI.

While I am an associate of Interisle, located in Massachusetts, I am not now, nor have I been in the past, involved in any of their contracts with ICANN. I am not currently involved in any of their activities.

I have no direct or financial interest in the PDP itself other then as an item of work in the GNSO council where I currently serve as chair.

My primary interest is in the development of the working group model for PDP execution.

Adam Eisner
August 2008

I am the Product Manager for domain names at Tucows, an ICANN accredited registrar and internet services vendor. Tucows is a minority shareholder in Afilias LLC, with roughly an 8% shareholding. Neither Tucows, nor I, is in possession of, nor have access to Registry Sensitive or Registry Proprietary information as defined by any relevant registry operating contracts as a result of this relationship.

Tucows provides consulting and application hosting services to other registrars, internet services providers and end users. Some of these organizations may be members of ICANN's GNSO or otherwise involved with ICANN. I am not an officer, director, consultant, or employee of any of these customer organizations nor am I specifically involved in providing services to them.

From time to time, Tucows may engage the services of individuals who participate in ICANN, or their employers. I do not have an ongoing material involvement in these relationships.

Tucows is a member of the GNSO Registrar Constituency.

Kevin Erdman
August 2008

I am a partner with the law firm of Baker & Daniels LLP. We represent many corporate domain name owners, including large corporations with branded web sites as well as domain name internet advertisers, most being in the Commercial & Business constituency (although there may be some in the Internet Service & Connection Providers, and Non-Commercial constituencies).
The law firm's representations often include transferring domain names relating to business transactions and litigation (both US Federal Actions, UDRP's, and enforcement actions in non-US jurisdictions).

Other than the above mentioned relationships, I have no known direct involvement with any other ICANN constituency, supporting organization, or advisory committee.

Chuck Gomes
http://gnso.icann.org/council/soi/gomes-statement.htm

Mark Klein
August 2008

I am the director of business development for Sedo.com LLC, an ICANN accredited registrar. Sedo provides an online marketplace of domain names and offers it's users the tools needed to buy and sell domains among a community of users stretching around the world, including domain appraisals, brokerage services, promotion and a domain parking program. Sedo is a member of the GNSO Registrar Constituency.

Other than the above mentioned relationship, I have no known direct involvement with any other ICANN constituency, supporting organization, or advisory committee.

Margie Milam
August 2008

I am the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of MarkMonitor, Inc., a global enterprise brand protection company, offering Anti-Phishing Solutions, Corporate Domain Registration Services, and Online Trademark Protection Solutions. MarkMonitor specializes in detecting, monitoring and shutting-down phishing attacks against the world's largest brands. MarkMonitor is also an ICANN accredited registrar. At MarkMonitor, I am responsible for ICANN policy and compliance matters, as well as its legal matters. MarkMonitor is an active contributor to the APWG and is a member of the Registrar's Constituency and the Intellectual Property Constituency.

Mike O'Connor
August 2008

I am the proprietor of The O'Connor Company of St Paul (a sole proprietorship located in St Paul, MN USA) and am a member of the GNSO Commercial and Business Users Constituency (CBUC).

My company owns a number of generic domain names (eg. bar.com, grill.com, pub.com, place.com, corp.com, shelter.com, cafes.com) and I have a business-owner and domain-registrant's interests in ICANN activities. This includes my interest in the security, speed and quality of the domain-transfer process.

Mike Rodenbaugh

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

Barbara Steele
August 2008

I am Senior Manager of Policy and the Compliance Officer for VeriSign, Inc. VeriSign is the registry operator for the .com and the .net gTLDs and also provides backend registry services in support of Global Name Registry for the .name gTLD and Employ Media for the .jobs gTLD. VeriSign is also the registry operator for two ccTLDs, .cc for the Cocos and Keelings Islands and .tv for Tuvalu.

As an employee who supports VeriSign's naming services business, I often have access to registry sensitive information including information about registrars. Specific responsibilities include managing the team that is responsible for processing level 1 disputes filed by ICANN accredited registrars under the Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy. With regard to both our gTLD and ccTLD registration services businesses, as well as other VeriSign businesses, our customers and business associates have interests in various ICANN policy issues and may be members of other GNSO constituencies and/or supporting organizations.

In addition to Registry Agreements with ICANN for .com and .net, VeriSign also has obligations to the U.S. Department of Commerce through a cooperative agreement that was initiated in 1993 and has been amended many times since then. Those obligations include providing the A and J root servers as well as support to ICANN in implementing changes in the root zone file. As such, VeriSign is a member of the DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee and also works closely with IANA staff in the processing of root zone changes.

VeriSign is a member of the gTLD Registry Constituency(RyC). I will be representing the views of the RyC, as applicable, not my own or VeriSign's. In that regard, I will endeavor to always qualify any personal statements as such and will follow-up with the RyC to obtain their position.

I own shares of VeriSign stock, hold options to purchase additional shares, and have restricted stock units (RSUs) that will vest over time. However, the number of shares I currently own, plus the potential shares I could possibly own if I exercised all options, is diminutive relative to the total number of VeriSign shares.

Marc Trachtenberg
August 2008

I am a member of the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP. We represent many corporate domain name owners, including large corporations with branded web sites as well as domain name internet advertisers, most being in the Commercial & Business constituency (although there may be some in the Internet Service & Connection Providers, and Non-Commercial constituencies). The law firm's representations often include transferring domain names relating to business transactions and litigation (both US Federal Actions, UDRP's, and enforcement actions in non-US jurisdictions).

Other than the above mentioned relationships, I have no known direct involvement with any other ICANN constituency, supporting organization, or advisory committee.

Steven Vine
July 2008

I am a full-time employee of Register.com, Inc., which is an ICANN-accredited registrar. Register.com is a member of the Registrars Constituency, and conducts business with all major gTLD and ccTLD registries.

My position with Register.com is deputy general counsel for Register.com. In addition to general legal matters, my responsibilities include ICANN policy and compliance matters and oversight of our abuse team. I also represent Register.com on the Registrar Constituency.