Statton Hammock

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Organization: MarkMonitor
Affiliation: GNSO
Stakeholder Group(s): Private Sector - Domain Name Industry
Region: North America
Country: USA
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Statton Hammock is Vice-President of Global Policy and Industry Development at MarkMonitor, a leading brand protection and domain portfolio management company. Previously, Mr. Hammock 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.

He was the former founder of ASHnet Legal Services,[1] a consulting firm focused on Internet law and policy.[2]

Mr. Hammock 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,[3] but resigned after his departure from Network Solutions in September, 2011.[4] Statton had been with Network Solutions for more than 5 years, having previously served as Assistant General Counsel to LCC International, Inc.[5]


Statton received his Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Virginia in 1990. He holds a JD from the University of Maine School of Law.[6]


  • MarkMonitor Representative at ICANN (August 2017-Present)
  • 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) [7]

Fun Fact

Statton is an aspiring DJ whose mixes can be found at DJSTATN.ROCKS[8]