1) Your Name:

Paul Diaz

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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):

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Director of Policy

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

I am responsible for leading PIR's global policy initiatives, including DNS, security and other public interest issues. As an employee who supports .ORG's business interests, I have access to registry sensitive information - including information about registrars. I do not, however, directly manage the colleagues that interact with registrars on a daily basis.

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:


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"):Registry Stakeholder Group
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:

With regard to our existing and planned gTLD registration businesses (.ORG and .NGO, respectively), our shareholder, business associates and customers have interests in various ICANN policy issues, and may be members of other GNSO constituencies and/or supporting organizations.

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):

I will be representing the views of the RySG, as applicable, which may or may not coincide with my own and/or PIR's views. In that regard, I will endeavor to always qualify any personal statements as such and will follow-up with the RySG to obtain its position as appropriate.

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

  • IRTP-D
  • IGO-INGO (observer)

13) Additional Information (optional):

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