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Summary of Individual Board Director and Board Liaison Statements of Interest (in alphabetical order)

as of 16 March 2011

  1. Sebastien Bachollet – He has been invited to be a member of the Board of the International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR), which is set up to be the sponsoring organization for the .XXX sTLD, should ICM be awarded a contract for the .XXX sTLD.

  2. Rob Beckstrom – TWIKI.NET – Investor.

  3. Cherine Chalaby – Nothing Identified.

  4. Steve Crocker – CEO and Director of Shinkuro. Afilias, that has registry agreement with ICANN, has an investment in Shinkuro. Ram Mohan is a Director and an investor of Shinkuro. Shinkuro has contract with DHS for $1 million for development of policies and procedures for adoption of DNSSEC; such policies may or may not align with ICANN’s objectives in this area.

  5. Bertrand de La Chapelle – Nothing identified.

  6. Peter Dengate Thrush – Nothing identified except that he is paid for his services as Board Chair.

  7. Heather Dryden – Ex Officio, non-voting Board Director, representing Industry Canada for the Operator of dot-CA.

  8. Erika Mann – Nothing identified.

  9. Ram Mohan – EVP of Afilias; Director of Shinkuro; Afilias is an investor in Shinkuro; Ram is a Director of Shinkuro and a small shareholder in Shinkuro in association with his Directorship; Afilias is a minority owner in ICM Registry, LLC.  Afilias has regular business transactions with Melbourne IT (Tonkin employer and ICANN accredited registrar).  Afilias contributes on Internet Systems Consortium (Woolf employer) for BIND and for the development of BIND10.

  10. Thomas Narten – Software engineer for IBM. IBM may apply for new gTLD.

  11. Gonzalo Navarro – Chief of Staff, Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property.

  12. Ray Plzak – Nothing identified.

  13. R. Ramaraj – Nothing identified.

  14. Rita Rodin Johnston – Her employer represents .TEL registry operator Telnic;

  15. George Sadowsky – Nothing identified.

  16. Reinhard Scholl – Nothing Identified.

  17. Mike Silber – Non-Executive Director of ccTLD .za domain name authority.

  18. Bruce Tonkin – Chief Strategy Officer of Melbourne IT, which has contract with ICANN as Accredited Registrar.  Melbourne IT has regular business transactions with Afilias, through registry-registrar agreements relevant to the TLDs managed by Afilias (Mohan employer and gTLD registry operator).  Melbourne IT also provides registrar and advisory services to customers that may apply for a new gTLD.

  19. Katim Touray – Nothing identified.

  20. Kuo-Wei Wu – Board member of TWNIC; CEO – National Information Infrastructure Enterprise Promotion Association – Internet Policy Research.

  21. Suzanne Woolf – Employer, Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), for which she is key employee, provides products and services related to its BIND software product to Afilias, and ICANN has contracted with ISC re: BIND software used in the DNS infrastructure. Outside her salary, she has no direct financial interest in these contracts. ISC does business with many DNS related entities.

  22. ISC is currently actively pursuing partnerships and capabilities to become a back-end registry service provider, but does not currently provide such services.

    She is Secretariat Director for OARC (DNS-OARC, the Operations, Analysis, and Research Center for the DNS); Shinkuro is a beneficial member of OARC. ICANN has contracted with OARC to (i) study L-Root capabilities; and (ii) to collect and analyze DNS data related to DNSSEC rollout in 2010.

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