Jean Guillon is an independent consultant in the domain name industry. He calls himself a new gTLD Evangelist and provides marketing advice to entities who are interested in applying for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), as well as identifying and connecting with proper investors. He is also a writer/contributor of CircleID, a website dedicated in providing information about the internet infrastructure and domain name industry. Jean contributes created The gTLD Club : a blog dedicated to new gTLD News.
Jean is proficient in English, French and Spanish.
Before developing the Dotvinum project, (for .WINE - .VIN and .VINO domain names), Jean Guillon served as a gTLD consultant for Indom (now NetNames, then acquired by CSC Digital Brand Services) from 2008 to 2011. He was responsible for providing new gTLD feasibility studies, administrative and technical domain name management, and marketing the services of the company for new gTLD applications. He has also served as Corporate Manager for Gandi SAS, the French retail registrar. In 2007, he worked as a Domain Name Consultant for RegisTrust, a domain name portfolio management and consulting firm, and for CSC Corporate Domains, Inc.. In 2005, he served as Support of Officer for EURid, the Registry operator for the .EU ccTLD. He has also worked for Airbus SAS as Domain Name Portfolio Manager.
Today, Jean is the CEO of Jovenet Consulting and provides new gTLD consultancy services, writes ".BRAND" SWOT analysis and studies for future rounds of the ICANN new gTLD program, delivers enhanced visibility for new gTLD applicants and service providers, promotes conferences about TLDs, products and services related to new gTLDs. Once a month, Jovenet Consulting delivers new gTLD reports focusing on domain name registration volumes according to a group of Top-Level Domains. Jean was involved in Wine Registries Governance and now works on new gTLD Project John Wolley.
Jean moderates the new generic Top-Level Domains group on LinkedIn (2800+ subscribers): a group to share knowledge and information about new gTLDs. He also launched gTLD.club, a website where to find the latest info about new generic Top-Level Domains. The website's newsletter is sent once a week.
Jean is active in providing comments and recommendations on different issues being discussed by the ICANN community in the public forum. In March 2011, he was chosen as one of the volunteers for the GNSO Study Group on Use of Names of Countries and Territories. He was a member of the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) too.
Jean holds a Master's Degree in Marketing Management and Communication and a Bachelors of Science in Business.