1) Your Name:

Michele Neylon

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2) Stakeholder Group:

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

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

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Founder / CEO / Managing Director

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

As we are a small company my role could best be described as varied however I would be the primary contact for most policy / legal issues. I am our primary contact with respect to all registries, policy, law enforcement and also handle most of our marketing / PR.

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:

Shareholder in Avalon Internet Holdings that owns Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd an ICANN accredited registrar

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:

We are an ICANN accredited registrar so outcomes can affect our business

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):

GNSO Councillor for the RrSG

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

  • RDS (co-chair)
  • IRTP-B 
  • IRTP-C
  • UDRP Lock
  • PEDNR 
  • RAA (both WGs finished) 
  • VI (finished) 
  • VIP (IDN variants) 
  • JAS (finished)
  • Various ALAC groups

13) Additional Information (optional):

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SOI Template v5 (6 Feb 2014)

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