1) Your Name:

Scott Hollenbeck

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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):

VeriSign, Inc.

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Senior Director, Verisign Labs

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

Corporate technology leadership and Internet protocol development.

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 own a de minimus amount of Verisign stock.

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"):VeriSign
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:

Policies that relate to gTLD registries may have material impacts on Verisign as a registry operator for .com, .net and .name.

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 am employed by Verisign.

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

I was a member of the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services. I am currently a member of the RDAP Technical Study Group.

13) Additional Information (optional):

I am the author of the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), an IETF standard protocol for registry-registrar domain name management. I am a co-author of the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP), a protocol designed to address many of the operational limitations of the WHOIS protocol.

I own shares of Verisign stock and hold options to purchase additional shares, but the amount of shares I currently own plus the potential shares I could possibly own if I exercised all options is a miniscule number relative to the total number of VeriSign shares.

Regarding the pending introduction of new gTLDs, Verisign may apply directly for new gTLDs and also may serve as a registry services provider in support of other applicants for new gTLDs.

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