Will Shorter SOI

1) Your Name:

Will Shorter

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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

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Senior Manager

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

Customer Focus, Policy, Reporting, Strategy, Business Operations

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

USA

9) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus 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?

Yes
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?

Yes

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?

Yes

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

I am an employee of Verisign. Verisign is a member of the RySG.

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

  • IDN Guidelines Revision Working Group
  • Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR) Review Team
  • ICANN Variant Working Group (Latin)
  • Trademark Clearinghouse Implementation Advisory Group (TMCH IAG)

13) Additional Information (optional):

14) Page last revised:

20-Mar-2014

 

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