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1) Your Name:

<p><span>Thomas Rickert</span></p>

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2) Stakeholder Group:

Not Applicable

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

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

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

<p><span>I am co-owner and managing director of Schollmeyer &amp; Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (i.e. law firm), Germany.</span></p>

6) Please identify your current position(s):

<p><span>In addition to being managing director of Schollmeyer &amp; Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, I am Director Names &amp; Numbers with eco - Association of the German Internet Industry. In this capacity, I chair the eco Names &amp; Numbers Forum, see <a href=""></a>.</span></p>

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

<p><span>Our firm primarily advises on legal matters related to the Internet and IT, such as contract law, IPR, data protection law, and also provides local presence and trustee services. I focus on DNS-related legal issues, such as domain name disputes, providing legal advice to registrars and advising clients with respect to the new gTLD program (both active and defensive approaches).</span></p>

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:

<p><span>None. However, our firm holds a minority share in a potential new gTLD applicant.</span></p>

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"):

<p><span>Because of my position as Director Names &amp; Numbers with eco Association of the German Internet Industry e.V. I may represent the interests of this organisation and its subsidiaries depending on the subject matter concerned.</span></p>

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:

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):


13) Additional Information (optional):

I have represented eco in the ISPCP, but will not exercise any voting rights there as I have been allocated to the CPH.

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