1) Your Name:

James M Bladel

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2) Stakeholder Group:Registrars

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

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

5) Please identify your current employer(s):


6) Please identify your current position(s):

Vice President, Global Policy

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

Development and promotion of registrar-related businesses, products and services.

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:

No financial relationships, aside from my employment with Go Daddy

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"):Representing GoDaddy and affiliated Registrars. On the GNSO Council, I cast votes as instructed by the Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) ExCom.
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:


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):

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


  • WHOIS Study Group 
  • Fast Flux PDP WG 
  • IRTP-A 
  • IRTP-B
  • IRTP-C 
  • PEDNR 
  • PPSC (PDP) 
  • High Security Zone Advisory Group 
  • Zone Data Access Advisory Group 
  • Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT)
  • WHOIS Review Team (RT4)
  • 2013 RAA Negotiating Team (RAA-NT)
  • Standing Committee for Improvements (SCI)
  • Treasurer, Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG)
  • IRTP-D PDP (Co-Chair)
  • GNSO Council (Registrars, N. America)  (Term through Nov 2017)
    • Chair (Term through ICANN60, Nov 2017)
  • ICANN Accountability Working Group (CCWG-ACCT)
  • IANA Transition Coordination Group (ICG)


  • Expedited PDP (ePDP) RDS


  • Board of Directors, dotMEn, d.o.o. (dot ME)
    • Chairman (2015-2017 and 2019-present)
  • Board of Directors, Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP)
  • Board of Directors, Nominet (2018-2021)
    • RemCom Chair (2021)
  • US Delegation WCIT-12
  • US Delegation PP-14

13) Additional Information (optional):

Primary Language: English

Typical Time Zone: Arizona/Mountain Standard (UTC -7)

Twitter: @Bladel

14) Page last revised:


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