Michael Palage

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Michael Palage is an intellectual property attorney and an information technology consultant. Michael Palage was selected for the ICANN Board by the Generic Names Supporting Organisation. He served on the Board from April 2003 to 3 April 2006.[1]Palage Resigned from ICANN Board April 3, 2006.[2]


He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, and a Juris Doctorate from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.[3]


Mr. Palage has been actively involved in ICANN policy since its formation in connection with his former role as Chair of the ICANN Registrar Constituency. He formerly served as the former Chair of ICANN's Working Group B and currently serves as a WIPO UDRP panelist. Mr. Palage currently provides consulting services to domain name registration authorities as the President and CEO of Pharos Global, Inc. He has testified as an expert witness in a number of Internet related matters.

He is a Senior Adjunct Fellow of the progress and freedom foundation.[4]


  • Top Three Reasons to Just Say No to ICANN’s Current EOI gTLD Proposal[5]
  • New gTLD Expressions of Interest: Proceed with Caution[6]
  • Choosing the Right Path to a Permanent Accountability Framework for ICANN[7]
  • ICANN & Internet Governance: How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Heading?[8]
  • New gTLDs: Let the Gaming Begin, Part I: TLD Front Running.[9]
  • Comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Dept. of Commerce, Regarding ICANN 3.0.[10]
  • ICANN's Economic Reports: Finding the Missing Pieces to the Puzzle.[11]
  • ICANN's Implementation Review Team for gTLD: Safeguards Needed.[12]
  • ICANN's 'Go/ No-Go' Decision Concerning New gTLDs.[13]