Paul Diaz

Paul Diaz

Director of Policy, Public Interest Registry
Joined on April 14, 2005 – United States
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About

Paul Diaz has nearly two decades of policy development and analysis experience. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry (PIR) in October 2011, he spent over 12 years as Senior Policy Manager for Network Solutions. There Mr. Diaz led policy development and compliance initiatives related to domain names, ICANN consensus policies and industry regulations that impacted the company’s corporate objectives. He also engaged in governmental advocacy through presenting various issues to Congress and Executive branch agencies.

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LAC, the DNS, and the Importance of Comunidad

The 1st Latin American & Caribbean DNS Forum was held on 15 November 2013, before the start of the ICANN Buenos Aires meeting. Coordinated by many of the region's leading technological development and capacity building organizations, the day long event explored the opportunities and challenges for Latin America brought on by changes in the Internet landscape, including the introduction of new gTLDs such as .LAT, .NGO and others. more»

Towards a More Fully Accountable and Transparent ICANN

ICANN held its second international meeting of 2012 last week in Prague, Czech Republic. While the agenda focused heavily on issues related to new gTLDs and on welcoming incoming CEO Fadi Chehade, ICANN also conducted a community consultation on its accountability and transparency reviews. more»

Internet Governance and the Public Interest

ICANN held its first international meeting of 2012 last week in San Jose, Costa Rica, and kicked off the week on a high note with an inspired speech by Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla. While Chinchilla's point was made in reference to recent U.S. legislative initiatives and other proposals to increase Internet regulations at the international level, the tug-of-war over online rights and the governance framework to develop and assure them was a common thread throughout much of the ICANN meeting. more»

Important Progress on Accountability and Transparency

The ICANN Board made a couple of important decisions regarding accountability and transparency at its 8 December meeting. Specifically, it approved compensating Directors and also enhanced ICANN's conflicts of interest rules. These are positive developments for the organization, and come at a critical juncture as the Internet governance debate heats up in 2012. more»

Online Property Protection and the Public Interest

Proposals to enhance online property protection have received a lot of attention lately. Brand managers, goods manufacturers, and content distributors strenuously argue that current law enforcement mechanisms are inadequate to meet the challenges of today's fast-paced marketplace. They specifically note that foreign-based "rogue websites" continue to distribute unlicensed products and content despite existing rules; they maintain that new legislation is needed to empower intellectual rights holders to counter such cyber-criminals more effectively. more»

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Registry ServicesCybersquattingInternet GovernancePolicy & RegulationDomain NamesTop-Level DomainsLawDNSICANNBroadbandDNS SecurityAccess ProvidersSecurityCybercrimeWhoisSpam

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Internet Governance and the Public Interest

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