1) Your Name:

Susan Payne

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2) Stakeholder Group:Commercial

3) Constituency:

Intellectual Property (IPC)

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

In addition to the above, I participate in the RySG as a non-voting delegate of some of my company's dotBrand clients: Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebologet (SCA), Microsoft and Citi.

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

Com Laude Group

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Head of Legal Policy

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

Advice and advocacy on legal and policy matters.

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:

None beyond my employment status with Com Laude, which is 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"):I participate as an employee of Com Laude In the following groups I am a designated representative for the IPC: - GNSO Council In the following groups I am a designated representative for the CSG: Prioritisation
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:

Com Laude's DotBrand Services team advises a number of new gTLD registry operators and potential future applicants, generally dotBrands. Com Laude also has a Registrar 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):

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

GNSO Council (from AGM 2022)


Prioritisation Pilot


SubPro IRT (joint Council Liaison)

13) Additional Information (optional):

I am one of the honorary legal advisers to the Brand Registry Group.

14) Page last revised:


SOI Template v5 (6 Feb 2014)

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