1) Your Name:

Rob Golding

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2) Stakeholder Group:Registrars

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

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

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

Astutium Ltd, a UK based Web Host, Domain Registrar, DataCentre Operator and Software Developer

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Cloud Computing Expert / Managing Director / Consultant

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

Anything and Everything - we provide colocation, dedicated servers, email/web hosting and domain registration to primarily EU small business As a small company my role is best described as the primary contact for most registration / policy / legal issues.

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

United Kingdom

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:

1% Shareholder in Astutium 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"):Astutium Ltd, IANA#1471
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 Domain Registrar and a long established UK ISP - policy decisions and PDP recommendations have a direct impact on our business and our clients, as well as the UK Internet stakeholders in general.

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 consult for a number of other accredited registrars on policy implementation

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


13) Additional Information (optional):

Company contact details at: https://www.astutium/comapny/contact-us.php

14) Page last revised:


SOI Template v5 (6 Feb 2014)

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