1) Your Name:

Michael Young

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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):

Architelos is a TLD consulting and managed registry services company founded by senior level executives with more than 30 years of combined hands-on experience.

6) Please identify your current position(s):

CTO and Product Officer

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

I oversee product development, security and technology, integration services and services delivery platforms for Architelos. In this role I am charged with delivering turn-key solutions for “front-office” registry and TLD management. Front-office solutions comprise the systems, procedures and processes a new registry would need to be operational on day one. These include: contracts compliance and management, automated workflows for channel signup and readiness, financial and business operations, as well as ties to registry infrastructure providers.

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:

I am the owner of UpsideConsulting Group Inc that has done consulting work for ICANN in 2011. UpsideConsulting Group Inc in turn has a significant ownership stake in Architelos. As of 2014, Architelos provides informational services to ICANN regarding domain abuse.

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"):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:

Architelos' primary customer space is in the service of registry operators, registry service providers, and registrars. I am therefore inclined towards their benefit.

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):

My work in the recent working group creating a survery on Whois service requirements is independently sponsored by Architelos and myself. Work in the RySG, is as a representative of observer status members, intending to apply for a NTLD. I may, from time to time, represent the RySG in various GNSO working groups.

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

13) Additional Information (optional):

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