Tim Cole was the Senior Director of Registrar Relations for ICANN. He worked in conjunction with the Director of Contract Compliance to review the operations of the gTLD domain name registrars. He enforcee their compliance with ICANN agreements and policies and partners with them to assure smooth operations; he also oversaw the registrar new and renewal accreditation process. He also provided oversight for the ICANN approved dispute resolution service providers who administer UDRP and other domain name dispute services.
Before joininng ICANN he worked at the Los Angeles office of Ladas & Parry LLP, where he led the Digital Brands Practice of the company. He also held the position of Director of Intellectual Property and Internet Dispute Solutions for the National Arbitration Forum. He is also a past Chair of the Intellectual Property and Online Dispute Resolution Committee. Tim Cole has been active in a variety of professional organizations and committees.
Tim holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Tim has published numerous articles on Internet-related matters. He has delivered CLE presentations for various groups in California, New York, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington. He has also given presentations in his ICANN role in the United States and abroad.