[Gnso-newgtld-wg] - Welcome to the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG

theo geurts gtheo at xs4all.nl
Fri Feb 19 16:37:14 UTC 2016

+1 Jeff for LP.

Theo Geurts
On 19-2-2016 15:43, Jeff Neuman via Gnso-newgtld-wg wrote:
> All,
> I would like to put my name forward as volunteering for a leadership 
> position within the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG.
> For those of you who don’t know me, promoting competition in the gTLD 
> namespace and the introduction of gTLDs have been my key areas of 
> focus for the past fifteen years and I have participated actively in 
> each of the new gTLD rounds to date.  Prior to working at my present 
> company, Valideus/Com Laude, I worked at Neustar for close to 15 years 
> in the Registry Services organization both on the legal and policy 
> side.  Through that work, I participated in the application, 
> administration and operation of the .BIZ top-level domain in 2000, as 
> well as the application and implementation processed for the back-end 
> operation of .travel and .tel selected in the 2005 round of new gTLDs.
> With respect to the latest round of new gTLDs, I have been very active 
> serving on numerous GNSO subcommittees since 2005, including those 
> that initially established the program. In addition, I served as the 
> exclusive registry stakeholder group member on the Implementation 
> Review Team (IRT) to recommend Rights Protection Mechanisms for the 
> new gTLD Program to the ICANN Board as well as the GNSO’s STI Group to 
> devise implementation mechanisms for those Rights Protection 
> mechanisms.  Further, I also helped lead a small group to ensure that 
> the Trademark Clearinghouse was implemented in a centralized (vs. 
> decentralized) manner.  I also worked on a number of other issues 
> including the Registry/Registrar vertical integration working group in 
> 2009 and 2010, and co-chaired the first working group on the 
> protection of IOC and Red Cross names at the top level.  Most recently 
> I served as one of the co-chairs of the new gTLD Discussion Group on 
> new gTLD Subsequent Rounds working on drawing up a list of issues for 
> the GNSO to consider in this policy development process.
> I have unique insights into the new gTLD program that I would like to 
> bring to this Working Group having an Intellectual Property legal 
> background, but also ample experience working directly at a Registry, 
> a back-end registry services provider, and more recently at a 
> Registrar and Registry Services consulting firm.   While at Neustar 
> (2001-early 2015) I was able to head up the Registry Services business 
> team responsible for the launch of .nyc, but also serving as the back 
> end operator for 350+ generic and brand top-level domain 
> applications.  In that capacity, I was responsible for soliciting both 
> gTLDs and brand TLDs and was able to lead the team into signing up TLD 
> applications of any back-end registry operator.  In addition, I was 
> the business and relationship lead for the .nyc TLD which launched a 
> little over one year ago.  At Com Laude/Valideus, I have also seen a 
> number of other perspectives of the new gTLD program both from a 
> corporate registrar/brand protection perspective as well as a company 
> that provides consultative services to a number of brand TLDs (through 
> Specification 13) and to restricted and unrestricted TLDs.
> With all of that said, I understand that a leadership position within 
> the WG requires /neutrality/ in ensuring that all viewpoints are heard 
> without having any pre-conceived notions or outcomes.  I have reviewed 
> the requirements with my employer and while they may have opinions on 
> a number of the elements of the new gTLD program, they understand that 
> if they want to express those views and I am on the leadership team, 
> those views must be expressed by other members of my organization.  I 
> have chaired a number of other working groups both within the ICANN 
> community, including ones on Whois, and the reformation of the Policy 
> Development Process.   I understand the time commitment involved and 
> am ready to make that commitment.
> I would be happy to answer any questions and I look forward to talking 
> on Monday.
> Best regards,
> *Jeffrey J. Neuman*
> *Senior Vice President *|*Valideus USA***| *Com Laude USA*
> 1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 600
> Mclean, VA 22102, United States
> E: jeff.neuman at valideus.com <mailto:jeff.neuman at valideus.com>or 
> jeff.neuman at comlaude.com <mailto:jeff.neuman at comlaude.com>
> T: +1.703.635.7514
> M: +1.202.549.5079
> @Jintlaw
> *From:*gnso-newgtld-wg-bounces at icann.org 
> <mailto:gnso-newgtld-wg-bounces at icann.org> 
> [mailto:gnso-newgtld-wg-bounces at icann.org] *On Behalf Of *Steve Chan 
> via Gnso-newgtld-wg
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:16 PM
> *To:* Steve Chan via Gnso-newgtld-wg <gnso-newgtld-wg at icann.org 
> <mailto:gnso-newgtld-wg at icann.org>>
> *Subject:* [Gnso-newgtld-wg] - Welcome to the New gTLD Subsequent 
> Procedures PDP WG
> Dear WG Members,
> While there have already been some emails exchanged, I wanted to take 
> the opportunity to welcome you all and thank you for volunteering for 
> the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process Working 
> Group (PDP WG). In addition to the information already shared in the 
> call for volunteers, I wanted to provide you with some further details 
> concerning next steps.
> *First meeting*
> Monday 22 February at 22:00 UTC
> *Statements of Interest*
> The majority of Members have already completed this task, but as 
> requested by the GNSO Secretariat in the confirmation email that you 
> received after signing up for this WG, please provide a Statement of 
> Interest by going to: https://community.icann.org/x/cYLg 
> <https://community.icann.org/x/cYLg> if you have not done so already. 
> You will need to use your Confluence Login ID and Password to access 
> this and other workspaces within the Confluence wiki site. If you are 
> a new Confluence user, your ID and Password should have been provided 
> to you; please let gnso-secs at icann.org 
> <https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/gnso-rds-pdp-wg> know if you 
> have not yet received them. The current list of members and observers, 
> including SOIs provided, can be found here: 
> https://community.icann.org/x/Ogp1Aw.
> *WG Leadership*
> Per the Council's resolution, until such time as the New gTLD 
> Subsequent Procedures PDP WG selects a chair(s) for the WG and that 
> chair(s) is/are confirmed by the GNSO Council, the GNSO Council 
> liaison to the WG, Paul McGrady, will serve as the interim chair. For 
> those interested in volunteering for a leadership position in the WG, 
> please review the attached document, which outlines the tasks and 
> expected skills of a GNSO WG Chair. *If you would like to put forth 
> your name for a WG leadership position, please feel free to do so on 
> the email list in advance of the first meeting as it is hoped that the 
> selection of the WG Chair(s) will take place during that first meeting. *
> *Recommended materials to review prior to the first meeting*
> Please review the materials posted on the New gTLD Subsequent 
> Procedures PDP WG's wiki (see https://community.icann.org/x/PAp1Aw) 
> prior to the first meeting, especially:
>   * The Final Issue Report
>     (http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/new-gtlds/subsequent-procedures-final-issue-04dec15-en.pdf);
>   * The PDP WG Charter
>     (http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/new-gtlds/subsequent-procedures-charter-21jan16-en.pdf
>     <https://community.icann.org/x/E4xlAw>);
>   * The GNSO Working Group Guidelines
>     (http://gnso.icann.org/council/annex-1-gnso-wg-guidelines-08apr11-en.pdf);
>   * The PDP Manual
>     (http://gnso.icann.org/council/annex-2-pdp-manual-13jun13-en.pdf)
> *Newcomer webinars*
> For those that are new to a GNSO Working Group and/or the GNSO Policy 
> Development Process, we'll be hosting two separate webinars in the 
> near future that are intended to aid newcomers to the GNSO to learn 
> about the administrative workings of a WG (conference call facilities, 
> Adobe Connect, wiki, etc) as well as the GNSO Policy Development 
> Process. You will be receiving further information about these in a 
> separate email. The WG may also identify needs for additional 
> introductory webinars or tutorial materials.
> Should you have any questions or comments, please let us know.
> Best,
> Steve
> *Steven Chan*
> Sr. Policy Manager
> *12025 Waterfront Drive, Suite 300
> Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536
> steve.chan at icann.org
> <mailto:steve.chan at icann.org>
> direct: +1.310.301.3886
> mobile: +1.310.339.4410
> tel: +1.310.301.5800
> fax: +1.310.823.8649
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