At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) Form

1) Please enter your Name:

Michael D. Palage

2) Picture/Image:
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3) Are you participating in the At-Large advisory process (including email and real-time discussions) as a representative of:

a) ALAC (if so, detail the region and term):

b) A Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) (if so, please detail the region, position and term):

c) An ICANN-accredited At-Large Structure (if so, which one):

d) Any ICANN Committee, Constituency or Stakeholder Group (if so, which one(s))?

e) Any other company or organization, whether commercial or nonprofit (if so, please detail the organization and your position):

4) Please identify your current employer(s):

Pharos Global Inc

5) Please identify your current position(s):


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


7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:

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:

I consult with numerous ICANN accredited registration authorities (registrars/registries).

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

a) Do you, your employer, and/or sponsor have any type of material or financial interest in the At-Large advisory process and its outcomes?

If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the interest:

ICANN's regulations on domain names and IP addresses impact the business that I consult with, as well as me in an individual capacity as a domain name registrant.

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):

I am currently serving as the Chair of ICANN's Accuracy Scoping Working Group in an individual capacity. I am also participating in two RySG sub-groups, one dealing with the Data Processing Agreement being negotiated CPH and ICANN the second being a group dealing with ICANN's Procedure for Handing WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Law.

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

 Accuracy Scoping Working Group

11) Additional information (optional):

I am a member of InfoNetworks LLC a company that provided enhanced digital identity solutions to various verticals, including the domain name industry. InfoNetworks LLC currently has a contract with DotMusic to provide verified credentials for .MUSIC community members.

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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)