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Welcome!  ICANN56 will be our first meeting under the Meeting B (Policy Forum) structure. This four-day meeting will be focused on sessions which are core to current policy development work and outreach, with the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees taking the lead in organizing the program. 
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Phil Buckingham

Dot Advice Limited
UK , Canada
Phil Buckingham is CEO, of Dot Advice Limited, currently a UK based gTLD financial consultancy . Dot Advice is very interested in investing in and operating a small select portfolio of TLD Registries .

Dot Advice currently provides/ has provided advisory services to TLD Registries and registrars on a number of fronts , from application , launch, operations , to starting to build a clear TLD exit strategy.

Services provided includes gTLD strategic and financial advice on business plans and funding, gTLD investment opportunities,
gTLD valuations, acquisitions and mergers , operational readiness to launch.

Dot Advice has also recently linked up with an ICANN accredited registrar to provide a vertically integrated , bespoke business model, particularly attributed to closed, single registrant single user, spec 13 ,brand TLD Registries.( but equally can be used for open generics and IDNs )

Dot Advice, also, in co operation with a gTLD stat site , provides key financial analysis and projections , business intelligence , registration stats , financial reporting , in compliance with ICANN's TLD Registries and Registrar contracts and reports.

Phil is passionate about the the Domain name business , especially in the launching and implications of 1000+ new gTLDs . A strategic thinker , entrepreneurial DNS 1995 pioneer , he has a deep understanding of the Registry and Registrar business from start up , financing , business development , operations and flotation.
Phil was the co founder of Netnames UK , corporate brand registrars, back in 1995. He was instrumental in a merger and IPO float on the LSE in 2000.
Phil has been involved in ICANN 's gTLD financial evaluation process , vertical integration WG , implementation advisory WG &, currently CCWG - Accountability re the IANA transition.
Dot Advice previously provided financial expertise in developing business plans , providing financial models and answers for many gTLD applicants for financial evaluation.

Phil would be happy to help, advise , develop and operate TLD Registries to become a financial success. He can be contacted : phil@dotadvice.co.uk ,
Phil Buckingham ( LinkedIn) philip.buckingham14 ( Skype) or UK Mobile:
00 44 (0)7856836661 US Mobile : 1 360 521 2158