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'''Steve DelBianco''' serves as the Executive Director of [[NetChoice]], a coalition of e-commerce businesses and trade associations, including the Electronic Retailing Association, [[The Internet Alliance]], AOL, [[eBay]], Oracle, [[Verisign]], [[Yahoo]], and several thousand small online sellers based in the U.S.<ref>[http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/workshops/rewbios/212221.htm www.justice.gov]</ref> He is the current Chair of [[ICANN]]'s [[Commercial and Business Users Constituency]].<ref>[http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/25/bc-four-holes-in-gtld-process BC Four Holes in gTLD Process, news.dot-nxt.com]</ref>
Steve is also the Vice President of Public Policy at the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), a trade association for ICT businesses in the US and Europe. Steve was an investor and Board Member of [[eRealty.com]].
Steve holds a degree in Engineering and another in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MBA from the Wharton School.<ref>[http://www.netcaucus.org/biography/steve-delbianco.shtml netcaucus.org]</ref>
===New gTLDs===
At [[ICANN 42]] in Dakar, [[Steve DelBianco]] outlined 4 standing issues that the CBUC had with the current new gTLD [[Applicant Guidebook]]. These points were later picked up by TLD critics, including [[ANA]] and [[CRIDO]], and are likely to influence a December 8th U.S. Senate hearing on new TLDs.<ref>[http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/12/02/senate-hearing-gtlds Senate Hearing gTLDs]</ref> Those 4 points are:<ref>[http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/25/bc-four-holes-in-gtld-process BC Four Holes in gTLD Process, news.dot-nxt.com]</ref>
# '''Terms of Use Compliance'''- there are no "teeth" that require new registries to follow the approach and model that they publicly state in their contract with ICANN.
# '''Applications for gTLD IDNs'''- the value of gTLD IDNs was stressed by the CBUC, but they pointed out that ICANN had yet to recognize or publicize this exciting development for the global Internet.
# '''Trademark Protection'''- While there are 3 trademark mechanisms in place, one of them, the Trademark Claims Notice Service, can be turned off the day after [[Sunrise]].
# '''Registrar Code of Conduct'''- A new [[Registry]] agreement was developed for the new gTLD program, but ICANN neglected to do something similar for [[registrar]]s.
 
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