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WHOIS Survey Drafting Team Statements of Interest - June 2011

Last Updated:
17 June 2011
Date

Statements of Interest
WHOIS Survey Drafting Team

June 2011

Wilson Abigaba - Registrar Stakeholder Group
Scott Bain - Intellectual Property Constituency
Don Blumenthal - Registry Stakeholder Group
Elisa Cooper - Commercial and Business Users Constituency
Avri Doria - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group
Zhou Linlin周琳琳 - Registry
Steve Metalitz - Intellectual Property Constituency
Anne Naffziger - Intellectual Property Constituency
Susan Prosser - Registrar
Stakeholder Group
Cintra Sooknanan - At Large
Werner Staub - Registrar Stakeholder Group
Kevin Suh - Individual
Michaela Vanderveen- Individual
Michael Young - Individual

 

Wilson Abigaba

2) Stakeholder Group: Registrars

3) Constituency: Registrars

4) Please identify your current employer(s): Computer Frontiers

5) Please identify your current position(s): Senior Systems Engineer

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:
Systems/Network administration of the .ug root servers, software development, technical advise on domain related issues and other related tasks

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):Uganda

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:
NONE

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?
I am participating as representative of the .ug ccTLD manager and myself as an individual internet user

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):
Uganda Online Limited (a subsidiary of Computer Frontiers) and Uganda Internet Exchange Point (UIXP)

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:
a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?
NO 'material' interest.
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? NO
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email: abigabaw@gmail.com or wilson@cfi.co.ug

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):None

13) Additional Information (optional):

Scott Bain

2) Stakeholder Group: Non-contract

3) Constituency: IPC

4) Please identify your current employer(s):
Software & Information Industry Association

5) Please identify your current position(s):
Chief Litigation Counsel

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:
Intellectual property advice, licensing, litigation; general legal advice.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): United States

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?
I am participating in my professional capacity (as an employee of SIIA) but am not paid specifically for ICANN related work.

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?
I'm not sure - I have submitted written comments on other ICANN and/or GNSO calls for comments that have expressed positions on certain issues, and I have a "material interest" in sound policy making.

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? No.

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email sbain@siia.net

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable): None

13) Additional Information (optional): None

Don M. Blumenthal

2) Stakeholder Group
Registry Stakeholder Group

3) Constituency
None

4) Current Employer
Public Interest Registry

5) Current Position
Senior Policy Advisor

6) Types of work performed
My work at PIR involves policy review and analysis, focused primarily on Internet security and stability issues.

7) Declared country of primary residence
USA

8) Financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:
None

9) Participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid
No

10) a. Material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes
None

b. Arrangements/agreements with any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member
None

11) Contact Email
dblumenthal@pir.org

12) Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating
DNS Security and Stability Analysis Working Group. DSSA-WG

13) Additional Information
I have policy, legal, and technical educational and employment backgrounds, all of which would be useful in the work of the survey team. In addition, I have worked on Whois matters since 1999, first from a law enforcement perspective and now with the viewpoint of a registry. My most recent activities have concerned Whois Studies 1-4.

Elisa Cooper
2) Stakeholder Group: Commercial Stakeholders Group

3) Constituency: Business Constituency

4) Please identify your current employer(s): MarkMonitor

5) Please identify your current position(s): Director of Product Marketing

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed: Customer Education & Advocacy, Content Development, and Product Roadmap Development & Maintenance

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): USA

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:
MarkMonitor, my employer, in an ICANN-Accredited Registrar.

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? Yes.
If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):
I am participating on behalf of MarkMonitor.

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:
a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?
No.
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? No.
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email ecooper@markmonitor.com

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):
none at this time.

13) Additional Information (optional):

Avri Doria

2) Stakeholder Group: NCSG

3) Constituency: NCUC, also member of At-Large (ISOC-NY, ISOC-FI)

4) Please identify your current employer(s): Independent Research Consultant

5) Please identify your current position(s):
Current contracts - SPIMarketting, PIR

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:
Research on aspects of the gTLD program in order to help them with their decisions.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): USA

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:
None

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? No
If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:
None

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?
No

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email avri@acm.org

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):
JAS, JIG (observer), ccNSO-NCTSG (observer), ccNSO PDP WG1 (observer), SCI, PDP WT (there maybe others, but this is what I recall at the moment)

13) Additional Information (optional): None

Linlin Zhou

2) Stakeholder Group: .cn Registry

3) Constituency: Registry

4) Please identify your current employer(s): CNNIC China Internet Network Information Center

5) Please identify your current position(s): Engineer

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:
Focusing and researching in the latest technology and policy of DNS area, especially the whois, IDN and SSAC etc. Participate in the international community to share ideas and information of CNNIC.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): China

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? Yes.

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):
CNNIC China Internet Network Information Center

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes? Yes
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
I am interested in the new gTLD policy development and internationalized registration data development tendency.
Recently, we discussed a lot about whois service requirements with our engineers and experts. We have some ideas and plans to our whois service improvement.

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? No
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email zhoulinlin@cnnic.cn

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable): No

13) Additional Information (optional):

Steve Metalitz
2) Stakeholder Group: Commercial

3) Constituency: IPC

4) Please identify your current employer(s): Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

5) Please identify your current position(s): Partner

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed: Legal counseling

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): USA

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:
None to my knowledge. I understand ICANN is preparing to release a list of all such companies, which I will review when available.

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?
Yes
If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):
Coalition for Online Accountability (see www.onlineaccountability.net for details)

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions: None other than as disclosed above
a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email met@msk.com

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable): IRDWG; RAA-DT

13) Additional Information (optional):

Anne E. Naffziger

2) Stakeholder Group: The Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC)

3) Constituency: Intellectual property owners worldwide with particular emphasis on trademark, copyright, and related intellectual property rights.

4) Please identify your current employer(s): Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

5) Please identify your current position(s): Partner

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:
Represent clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including Internet law matters.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): United States

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN: n/a

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? Yes.

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"): I am acting as the IPC representative for this project.

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:
a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes? Yes.

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
On behalf of the IPC, and as an attorney representing intellectual property owners, I am interested in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes as they impact intellectual property owners worldwide. Issues involving Whois service requirements impact intellectual property owners on a daily basis and are of keen interest to rights owners.

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? No, apart from my nomination by the IPC to act as the organization’s representative for this drafting team.

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email anaffziger@leydig.com

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):
I do not currently participate in any other ICANN working group.

13) Additional Information (optional):

Susan Prosser

2) Stakeholder Group: Registrars

3) Constituency: Registrars

4) Please identify your current employer(s): DomainTools

5) Please identify your current position(s): VP Product & Marketing

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:
I am responsible for product development and marketing for DomainTools including identifying product opportunities, business and partner relationships and client services.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): United States

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN: NO

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?
It was indicated this Drafting Team is not a policy developing effort. Participation is in developing the process to respond to the GNSO recommendation of Whois Service Requirements. As such, I do not believe I am participating in a GNSO policy process.

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:
a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?
YES
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
In general, not specific to this Drafting Team, any GNSO policy development process will affect Internet community as a whole and am interested in the effects of such.
b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? NO
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email susan@domaintools.com

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):
CZDA - Centralized Zone Data Access

13) Additional Information (optional):

Cintra Sooknanan

2) Stakeholder Group: AT LARGE

3) Constituency: LACRALO

4) Please identify your current employer(s): SELF EMPLOYED

5) Please identify your current position(s): ATTORNEY AT LAW
6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:
CORPORATE COMMERCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:
NONE

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? NO
If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"): N/A

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:
a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes? NO

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes: N/A

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? NO

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s): N/A

11) Contact Email CINTRA.SOOKNANAN@GMAIL.COM

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):
JOINT APPLICANT SUPPORT JAS WORKING GROUP
FINANCE COMMITTEE OF ALAC
LACRALO OF ALAC

13) Additional Information (optional):

Werner Staub - Registrars Stakeholder Group

2) Stakeholder Group: Registrars

3) Constituency: Registrars

4) Please identify your current employer(s): CORE Internet Council of Registrars

5) Please identify your current position(s): Coordinator of the Permanent Secretariat

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed: My work involves CORE's neutral registrar channel through which CORE members connect to registries, existing TLD for which CORE provides registry services and new TLDs in which CORE will play a role.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): Switzerland

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN: CORE is an ICANN-accredited registrar and as such under contract wtih ICANN.

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? I participate as a representative of CORE and endeavor to show the perspective of (1) future TLD registries and (2) domain name resellers.
If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):
CORE Internet Council of Registrars

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions: CORE is a not-for-profit membership association of domain registrars, most of whom have the status of reseller with respect to ICANN's accreditation framework. Whle resellers lack appropriate representation in ICANN, CORE is accountable to its members and thus represents their interests alongside its own charter purpose of facilitating the operation of gLTDs in the public trust.

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes? Yes.
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
CORE's charter purpose includes the creation of new gTLDs for operation in the public trust. As far as the Whois is concerned, two parties represented by CORE are being disadvantaged by the current logic of the Whois service, namely the domain name resellers and the prospective TLD registries. The domain name resellers are not reflected at all in the Whois, a situation that weakens their position in many ways. The prospective new registries may have specific new requirements for their future Whois service which are not recognized by the current framework. Correcting these issues has material advantages for these parties and their users.

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? No.
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email werner.staub@corenic.org

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):
I do not currently participate in any other ICANN working group.

13) Additional Information (optional):

Kevin Suh

2) Stakeholder Group: Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

3) Constituency: Disney, Fox, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Warner Bros.

4) Please identify your current employer(s): Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

5) Please identify your current position(s): Senior Vice President, Content Protection, Internet

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed: Online content protection

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): USA

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:
None

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? No.
If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:
a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes? No

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? No
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email Kevin_Suh@mpaa.org

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):
13) Additional Information (optional)

Michaela Vanderveen

2) Stakeholder Group: None

3) Constituency: None

4) Please identify your current employer(s): Qualcomm, Inc.

5) Please identify your current position(s): Senior Staff Engineer

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed: Standards

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): USA

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN: N/A

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?
yes
If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"): Qualcomm, Inc.

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions: N/A

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes? No

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? No
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email mvanderv@qualcomm.com

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable): IRD

13) Additional Information (optional):

Michael Young

2) Stakeholder Group: NA

3) Constituency: NA

4) Please identify your current employer(s): Upside Consulting

5) Please identify your current position(s):
Principal, Technology Consulting

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:
Product Development consulting services in the Registry and Registrar business as well as related standards and regulatory space.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes): Canada

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:
I own an immaterial percentage of Afilias stock (who is a Registry Operator) and 50% of Upside Consulting stock, that has provided consulting services to ICANN.

9) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid? No
If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):

10) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:
a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?

es
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:
The advent of new top level domains provides consulting opportunities I would seek to engage. I am also interested in the outcome of Whois initiatives as I am involved with in the developing whois server software.
b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member? No
If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

11) Contact Email
Michael@mwyoung.ca

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable): Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR), GNSO STAKEHOLDER GROUP AND CONSTITUENCY OPERATIONS TEAM (GCOT) which has concluded its work.

13) Additional Information (optional):