Statton Hammock

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Organization: ASHnet Legal Services, PLLC
Affiliation: GNSO
Region: North America
Country: USA
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Twitter: TwitterIcon.png   @stattonhammock
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Statton Hammock is the President of ASHnet Legal Services, a legal consulting and advisory services firm that helps companies create, manage, grow, and protect their online identity.  ASHnet Legal Services also helps companies advocate for policies and regulations that help protect their customers from internet related fraud and abuse. Statton was the former Vice-President, Head of IP Strategy, Government & Industry Relations for Clarivate Analytics, the parent company of MarkMonitor, a leading corporate registrar and domain name services provider. Before that role, Statton served as Vice-President of Business and Legal Affairs at Rightside, acting as chief counsel for its registry and back-end registry operations until it was acquired by Donuts Inc in July of 2017.

Statton was also the former Senior Director of Law, Policy & Business Affairs at Network Solutions, where he provided legal and strategic business advice about corporate governance, intellectual property rights, commercial transactions, online advertising, litigation management, and ICANN-related policy issues. He became Vice Chairman of the Registrar Stakeholder Group in May 2011,[1] but resigned after his departure from Network Solutions in September, 2011. Statton had been with Network Solutions for more than 5 years, having previously served as Assistant General Counsel to LCC International, Inc.[2]


Statton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Virginia in 1990. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law.[3] Statton is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certified through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


  • President of ASHnet Legal Services, PLLC (January 2021-Present)
  • MarkMonitor Representative at ICANN (August 2017-December 2020)
  • Rightside Representative at ICANN (October 2012 - August 2017)
  • Network Solutions Representative at ICANN (November 2009 — September 2011)
  • Sr. Director, Law, Policy & Business Affairs at Network Solutions (June 2006 — September 2011)
  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel at The PRASAD Project (2005 — Present)
  • Secretary, Board of Directors at Greater DC Cares (2004 — 2012)
  • Assistant General Counsel at LCC International, Inc. (June 2004 — June 2006)
  • Senior Attorney at O'Brien, Butler, McConihe & Schaefer PLLC (October 1997 — June 2004)
  • Law Clerk for Donald L. Ivers at U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims (September 1995 — October 1997) [4]

Fun Fact

Statton is an aspiring house music DJ whose mixes can be found at DJSTATN.ROCKS[5]


  1. Interview at ICANN 41 in Singapore, June 2011
  2. CircleID
  3. Google Profiles
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Twitter Profile