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1) Your Name:

Johan (Julf) Helsingius

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2) Stakeholder Group:

3) Constituency:

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

Currently none, formerly GNSO Councillor and GNSO Council Liaison to GAC

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

BaseN (

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Chairman of the Board, BaseN Corporation, and Director of country operation in The Netherlands (BaseN Benelux)

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

Provide advice on high-level company strategy and management aspects

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

The Netherlands

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:

None - I am a major shareholder in BaseN, a LIR with a relationship with RIPE, but no direct relationship with ICANN.

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"):
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):

EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

Cross-Community Working Group on new gTLD Auction Proceeds

GNSO Standing Selection Committee

13) Additional Information (optional):

GNSO Council Liaison to the GAC

Board member of SIY (Finnish chapter of Internet Society)

14) Page last revised:


SOI Template v5 (6 Feb 2014)

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