Stephane Van Gelder

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Organization: Milathan LTD
Affiliation: GNSO
Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Email: svg [at]


Twitter: TwitterIcon.png   @stephvg
ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member

ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member

Userboxcards.png Featured in the ICANN 41 - Singapore playing card deck

Stéphane Van Gelder was CEO of TLD Fastrack Limited. The firm provides a one-stop-shop solution for prospective New Internet Suffix (New gTLD) operators.

Before launching TLD Fastrack Limited, Stéphane was Executive Vice President of StartingDot, the registry operator for the TLDs .archi, .bio and .ski. Stéphane was also General Manager of Indom, a corporate domain registrar which he cofounded in 1999.

He passed away on the 26th of March 2018, after being involved in a motorcycle crash.

ICANN Involvement

Stéphane has been active in Internet governance for years. He was a board member for the French registry AFNIC from 2004 to 2010. He was elected treasurer of ICANN’s Registrar Stakeholder Group in 2008, and that group's European representative on the GNSO Council that same year. Stéphane was elected Vice Chair of the GNSO Council in 2009 and Chair the following year. He was re-elected as GNSO Council Chair at the 2011 Dakar ICANN meeting.

Stéphane has chaired ICANN's Nominating Committee, having been selected to do so by the ICANN Board. He is also on the Executive Committee of ICANN's Registry Stakeholder Group (RySG) as Vice Chair Policy.[1]