1) Your Name:

Emily Taylor

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2) Stakeholder Group:Registrars

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

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

ICANN accredited registrar (Netistrar Ltd)

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

Oxford Information Labs Ltd

6) Please identify your current position(s):


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

Netistrar - ICANN accredited registrar; Oxford Information Labs Ltd - research and software. Associate Fellow, Chatham House, Editor, Journal of Cyber Policy

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

United Kingdom

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:

Netistrar (ICANN accredited registrar) - director and shareholder. Through OXIL, I work with registries and registrars in the ICANN environment, including EURid, Verisign, Afilias, and new gTLD registries, and as an occasional consultant to ICANN for research projects (eg LAC and MEAC DNS Marketplace studies) and as a subcontractor for others (eg ALAC primer-writing project)

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"):As a director of Netistrar, which is a member of the Registrar Stakeholder Group, I will primarily be representing a registrar. However, my business interests also cover cyber security and internet policy in general, and non-commercial interests such as freedom of expression, privacy and human rights
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:

As as director and shareholder of an ICANN accredited registrar (Netistrar), which is bound to implement consensus policies. However, Netistrar represents a small aspect of my business interests which focus on internet policy in general.

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):

Consensus policies are developed through the GNSO policy development process. Those outcomes have direct effect on the business of Netistrar and other ICANN accredited registrars

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

Former roles:

Chair, WHOIS Review Team (2010-2012)

Co-Chair, SSR2 (2017, resigned)

Policy Development Process Working Group on Translation and Transliteration of WHOIS / Directory Data

Current role:

Member of EPDP working group on Temporary Specification for gTLD registration data.

13) Additional Information (optional):

Have been involved in the DNS industry since 1999. Developed Nominet’s WHOIS policy (2001). Served as board member of CENTR (2004-2005), Chair of the WHOIS Review for ICANN (2010-2012), a member of IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (2006-2012), member of research team for Global Commission on Internet Governance (2014-2016).  

Co-authored studies for ICANN on the Latin American and Middle East DNS marketplaces, and on GNSO PDP effectiveness for ATRT2.  There are no active consultancy contracts between Oxford Information Labs and ICANN at this time. 

Oxford Information Labs is the creator of Netistrar’s domain name registration control panel which is offered to ICANN accredited registrars and resellers. Oxford Information Labs provides research on internet governance, policy and cyber security issues to clients from the public and private sector and many organisations that are active in the Internet Governance community. Client and recent clients (either directly or through Chatham House) include EURid, Chatham House, Verisign, British Government, European Commission, University of Oxford (Oxford Internet Institute), NATO Stratcom CoE, Facebook, ICANN, LexisNexis, Digital Freedom Fund, IoT Security Foundation. 

Netistrar provides a software platform to resellers and other ICANN accredited registrars, including the Registrar of Last Resort (RoLR)

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