Jean-Christophe Vignes

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Country: France
Email: jc.vignes [at]

J.C. Vignes is the Director of Domain Operations at NCC Group where he oversees the Registry and Registrar aspects of the .trust extension.[1]

Prior to joining NCC Group, he was CEO of OpenRegistry which he co-founded.

He was also Vice-Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group at ICANN.[2] while acting as EVP & General Counsel of leading European Registrars EuroDNS and eBrand Services

A lawyer by training, he represented several new gTLD Applicants as Senior Counsel at French law firm Caprioli & Partners [3]. He is also an arbitrator within the Czech Arbitration Court.[4]

Mr. Vignes was part of the organizational team for ICANN Paris.[5]

Career History

  • Director of Domain Operations of NCC Group
  • Senior Counsel and Head of Domain Name Practice - Caprioli & Partners
  • CEO and co-founder of OpenRegistry
  • Executive Vice-President & General Counsel of EuroDNS.
  • Board Member, ISOC France Legal Working Group.
  • Editor, SVM Mac.
  • Registry Liaison Manager, .tm Domain Registry Ltd.
  • Legal Counsel, AFNIC, the .fr Internet Registry.[6]


Vignes completed his law education from Paris Assas and McGill University.[7]

Gray Chynoweth interviews JC at ICANN 41 in Singapore about the new TLD announcement made by the Board.