Council Chair Shane Tews opened the meeting by greeting the Council members and requesting roll call.

Dustin Phillips, from ICANNWiki was announced and welcomed as a new Council member.

Ms. Tews then requested the Council to approve the December Minutes and the Town Hall Minutes. James Bladel, GoDaddy abstained from the approval of the December Minutes since he was not in attendance at the December meeting. Both sets of minutes were approved.

Announcement was made on the change in Secretariat of the .US Stakeholder Council. The role will transition from Kimberly Miller to Judy Song effective immediately.

Crystal Peterson, Director Registry Services summarized the marketing events supporting .US at ICANN61. There was an ICANNWiki Sponsorship of the Deck of Cards that featured .US Stakeholder Council Representatives, NTIA Representatives, .US Registrars and .US staff from Neustar. Also, our event “.US Party with a Purpose” was held Tuesday evening during ICANN61. There were approximately 400 attendees, and this event ultimately raised $10,000 USD for A follow up presentation will be delivered to the Council with videos to view from this event.

Next, Becky Burr, Neustar Chief Privacy Officer and ICANN Board Member presented on GDPR as it relates to .US. Ms. Burr reiterated that Neustar is working closely with the Department of Commerce on this topic.

The Chair presented concluding remarks and noted that the next meeting will be held June 14, 2018 at 11:00 ET.

Action Items – Neustar to deliver the marketing presentation, send out the meeting invitation for the upcoming June 14 meeting, and follow up on SOI’s of new/current Council members.


  • Shane Tews
  • Karen Rose
  • James Bladel
  • Michele Neylon
  • Doug Robinson
  • Laureen Kapin
  • Alex Deacon
  • Sam Sokol
  • Dustin Phillips
  • Tom Barrett
  • Bartlett Cleland
  • Susan Chalmers

Neustar Participants

  • Becky Burr
  • Crystal Peterson
  • Kim Miller
  • Judy Song Marshall