Kelly Hardy

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Organization: Kelly Hardy Consulting, Inc.
Affiliation: Other/Special Interest Group
Stakeholder Group(s): Private Sector - General Business/Legal
Region: North America
Country: USA
Email: kelly [at]


LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Kelly Hardy
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png   @kelly_hardy
Userboxcards.png Featured in the ICANN 54 - Dublin playing card deck

Kelly Hardy runs her own consulting firm, Kelly Hardy Consulting, Inc., which she founded in 2009. She currently works as a consultant for Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd and the .me domain.[1] Kelly is also a Member of the Content Advisory Board of NamesCon and WorldHostingDays.[2]

Career History

Kelly has previously served as a Consultant for DomainsBot,, RegistryPro, Minds + Machines (2009), Iron Mountain (2009), and ICANN (2009). From 2008-2011, she was a Contributor at, where she was the Founding Editor. From 2006-2008, Hardy served as an International Acquisitions Analyst at Marksmen, Inc., where she worked with Fortune 500 clients to provide branding assistance and manage IP issues regarding sale and transfer of trademarks and patents. During her time at Marksmen, she was also a Contributing Writer at the L.A. Record. Prior to this, Kelly was the Program Director of Cultural Arts at Rio Hondo College (2003-2005) and a contributing writer at O.C. Weekly (2000-2002).[1]


Hardy holds a B.A. in Modern American Culture and Expression from Whittier College.

Fun Fact

Kelly makes piñatas from scratch.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kelly Hardy's Linkedin Profile Retrieved 19 January 2017
  2. WorldHostingDays creates Content Advisory Board Retrieved 19 January 2017
  3. ICANN 43 Interview