Michael Palage

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Michael Palage is an intellectual property attorney and an information technology consultant. He was selected by the Generic Names Supporting Organisation for the ICANN Board, which he served on from April 2003 to April 2006.[1] Palage Resigned from the ICANN Board on April 3, 2006.[2] He submitted his resignation after he began to find it more difficult to keep his business related ties and consulting work from interfering with the best interests of ICANN, and due to a desire to return to contributing to the organization from the more grass-roots levels.

Mr. Palage currently provides consulting services to domain name registration authorities as the President and CEO of Pharos Global, Inc.


Mr. Palage has been actively involved in ICANN policy since its formation, and is a former chair of the ICANN Registrar Constituency. He formerly served as the chair of ICANN's Working Group B, and currently serves as a WIPO UDRP panelist. He has testified as an expert witness in a number of Internet related matters.

Michael Palage was the representative of the Registry Stakeholder Group on ICANN's 2011 NomCom.[3]

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


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.[5]


  • Top Three Reasons to Just Say No to ICANN’s Current EOI gTLD Proposal[6]
  • New gTLD Expressions of Interest: Proceed with Caution[7]
  • Choosing the Right Path to a Permanent Accountability Framework for ICANN[8]
  • ICANN & Internet Governance: How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Heading?[9]
  • New gTLDs: Let the Gaming Begin, Part I: TLD Front Running.[10]
  • Comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Dept. of Commerce, Regarding ICANN 3.0.[11]
  • ICANN's Economic Reports: Finding the Missing Pieces to the Puzzle.[12]
  • ICANN's Implementation Review Team for gTLD: Safeguards Needed.[13]
  • ICANN's 'Go/ No-Go' Decision Concerning New gTLDs.[14]