1) Your Name:

Barbara Knight

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2) Stakeholder Group:Registries

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

VeriSign, Inc.

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Sr. Director - Registry Compliance

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

As an employee who supports Verisign’s naming services business, I have extensive experience with registry operations. Specific responsibilities include managing the teams responsible for on-boarding new registrars for gTLDs as well as ccTLDs and ensuring their compliance with their agreements with Verisign, as well as with various policies, including ICANN consensus policies. In the past, my team was responsible for processing level 1 disputes filed by ICANN accredited registrars under the Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy so I am very familiar with the Transfer Policy. I was also an active participant in IRTP working group which was tasked with reviewing and suggesting modifications to the Transfer Policy.

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


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

The number of VeriSign, Inc. 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.

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

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"):Registries Stakeholder Group
11) 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?


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

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.

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 will be representing the views of the RySG, 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 RySG to obtain their position.

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):

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