Margarita Valdes

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Margarita Valdes is from Santiago, Chile; she is the legal and business manager for NIC Chile. She was also a member of ICANN's NomCom, where she represented the ccNSO.

Margarita is in charge of designing the administrative and commercial policies as well as coordinating the administration of the local domain name dispute resolution system. She is at the fore of the steering group of NIC Chile and in the Chilean National Council for Domain Names and IP Numbers. Margarita also provides legal assistance in intellectual property, industrial property and cybercrime to different governmental organizations including the Chilean Civil Police, Ministries and Official Departments. [1]

She is the former President of LACTLD and participated as a permanent representative of NIC Chile before joining ICANN.


Margarita is often invited to teach graduate courses, in diploma and master programs at the University of Chile, the Catholic University of Chile and other universities. Before joining NIC Chile, she worked at the legal division of the Chilean Author Rights Society and also at Webhost S.A.,a pioneer Internet Service Provider in Chile, as a legal and intellectual property advisor on matters of the Internet, domain name registration, consumer protection, and illicit actions in the on-line environment


She was educated at Universidad de Chile.[2]


  • Internet Censorship Around the World[3]


  • Experience of Operating .CL WSIS II- PrepCom 3, Geneva, September 26th, 2005[4]