Michael D. Palage

Michael D. Palage

Intellectual Property Attorney and IT Consultant
Joined on August 31, 2006 – United States
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Michael Palage is an intellectual property attorney and an information technology consultant. He has been actively involved in ICANN operational and policy matters since its formation in both an individual and leadership role, including a three-year term on the ICANN Board of Directors.

Palage is President and CEO of Pharos Global, Inc. that provides consulting and management services to domain name registration authorities and other technology related companies. He has testified before the United States Congress regarding the accuracy and access of domain name Whois data, and as an expert witness in several Internet legal proceedings on behalf of such clients as 3M, Ford Motor Company, NCAA, and the Florida Attorney General. Palage holds a B.S.E.E. from Drexel University, and a J.D. from the Temple University School of Law.


gTLD Contention Auction in May: Request for Comments

Rationale for New gTLD Applicant Auctions to Resolve String Contentions

IANA Checkmate - Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice Shame on Me

What ICANN Can Learn from Humpty Dumpty

GAC New gTLD No Fly Zone

Inquiring About the "Unthinkable"

Missing in Action - ICANN's 2010 Annual Report

New gTLD Auctions and Potential Unintended Consequences

Confirmed: Bill Clinton to Address ICANN Meeting in SF

Missing in Action - ICANN's 2010 Annual Report

MOPO - The Latest Speed Bump on ICANN's New gTLD Superhighway

ICANN's Tokyo Meeting Provides a Little More Clarity on the New gTLD Program

Openness and Transparency: ICANN Takes an Important Step in the Right Direction

ICANN May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Working

ICANN Reloaded - Will They Ever Learn?

Can ICANN Please Stop Shooting Itself in the Foot?

ICANN Documentary Information Disclosure Policy Request

ICANN Board Meeting Spoiler Alert

ICANN and Its Responsibilities to the Global Public Interest

ICANN Openness and Transparency: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Top Three Reasons to Just Say No to ICANN’s Current EOI gTLD Proposal

New gTLDs: Let the Gaming Begin (Part I - TLD Front Running)

The ITU and IPv6 Transition: Controversy at the IGF

Domain Name Registry-Registrar Vertical Separation: The Economic, Anti-Trust Red Herring

ICANN's gTLD Proposal Hits a Wall: Now What?

Topic Interests

DNSDomain NamesNew TLDsCybersecurityICANNCensorshipMultilinguismDomain ManagementInternet GovernanceUDRPLawPolicy & RegulationRegistry ServicesDNS SecurityRegional RegistriesVoIPIPv6 Transition

Recent Blogs

The Death of TLD Front Running

IANA Checkmate - Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice Shame on Me

Inconsistencies in ICANN New TLD Application Fees

ICANN Hubris Knows No Ends

Bring a Responsible Closure to the New gTLD Process - The Home Stretch

Popular Posts

ICANN's gTLD Proposal Hits a Wall: Now What?

Tiered (Variable) Pricing Compromise?

ICANN Board - GAC Geneva Meeting: Open to Observers?

What ICANN Can Learn from Humpty Dumpty

Please, Keep the Core Neutral