Jean Guillon is an independent consultant in the domain name industry. He calls himself a new gTLD specialist 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. At present, Guillon is working on the developing dotVinum project (.wine, .vin, .vino new gTLDs). He is also a writer/contributor of CircleID, a website dedicated in providing information about the internet infrastructure and domain name industry.
Jean is proficient in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Before developing the the dotvinum gTLD, Guillon served as a gTLD consultant for INDOM 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 International Development Business Manager for Cuzco, a company based in Luxembourg managing cuzco.lu and ofindo.co, and as Corporate Manager for Gandi SAS, a French registrar. He worked for both companies for four months in 2008 before joining INDOM. In 2007, he worked as 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 Aibus SAS as Domain Name Portfolio Manager, Traffic Manager for Sumo Communications and Website Developer for Caplaser.
Guillon 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.
Guillon holds a Master Degree in Marketing Management and Communication and a Bachelors of Science in Business. He also holds an Advance Technician Certificate (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur).