1) Your Name:

Jeffrey J. Neuman

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2) Stakeholder Group:

Not Applicable

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

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

Member of Various Stakeholder Groups

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

Valideus USA & Com Laude USA

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Senior Vice President

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

Jeff Neuman is Senior Vice President of Valideus USA & Com Laude USA and has been instrumental in providing policy assistance and advice in the fields of internet governance, intellectual property protection and domain name policy since the mid-1990s. Based in Tysons Corner, Virginia, he is responsible for helping both the Com Laude and Valideus teams expand their global reach into North America and to help provide additional strategic support to North American customers.

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:

Com Laude is a corporate domain name registrar responsible for managing the domain name portfolio of a number of businesses, organizations and entities around the globe. We do not have any financial relationship with any domain name registry.

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"):

Com Laude USA & Valideus USA. We may also represent our clients in the GNSO policy development process and if that is the case, we will disclose our specific interests at that time.

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:

Other than being a "contracted party" bound by Consensus Policies Com Laude does not have any other commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development 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):

I am currently a member of a number of working groups and cross community groups on a wide range of issues.  I previously services.  I previously served as a co-chair of the New gTLDs Discussion Group and served on the GNSO Council for a number of years, where I was also the Vice Chair of the GNSO Council on behalf of the Contracted Parties and on the executive committee of the gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group. Other ICANN committees and working groups I participated in included those involved with rights protection mechanisms, reserved names, the policy-development process, transfers, whois, domian name abuse, and ICANN accountability.

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