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'''Steve DelBianco''' serves as the Executive Director of [[NetChoice]], a coalition of online and e-commerce businesses, including AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, [[Verisign]], and [[Yahoo]].<ref>[http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/workshops/rewbios/212221.htm www.justice.gov]</ref> He is the current Policy Chair of [[ICANN]]'s [[Commercial and Business Users Constituency]].<ref>[http://bizconst.org]</ref>
Steve has become a well-known expert on Internet governance, online consumer protection, and Internet taxation. He’s provided expert testimony in twenty Congressional hearings and many more state legislative sessions. He represents NetChoice at [[ICANN Meetings]] and in the Business Constituency,<ref>[http://www.circleid.com/members/3698/ circleid.com]</ref>. He has also represented NetChoice at other high level fora, such as several recent ICANN hearings in the U.S. Congress.
Steve was an investor and Board Member of eRealty.com, an online real estate broker featured in [http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/hi-tech-real-estate-moves-in/ a segment on ''60 Minutes''].
Steve holds a degree in Engineering and another in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MBA from the Wharton School.<ref>[http://www.netcaucus.org/biography/steve-delbianco.shtml netcaucus.org]</ref>
At [[ICANN 42]] in Dakar, DelBianco outlined 4 standing issues that the CBUC had with the current new [[gTLD]] [[Applicant Guidebook]]. These points were later picked up by TLD critics, including [[ANA]] and [[CRIDO]], and are likely to influence a December 8th U.S. Senate hearing on new TLDs.<ref>[http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/12/02/senate-hearing-gtlds Senate Hearing gTLDs]</ref> Those four points are:
# '''Applications for gTLD IDNs'''- the value of gTLD [[IDN]]s was stressed by the CBUC, but they pointed out that ICANN had yet to recognize or publicize this exciting development for the global Internet.
# '''Trademark Protection'''- While there are 3 trademark mechanisms in place, one of them, the [[Trademark Claims Notice Service]], can be turned off the day after [[Sunrise]].
# '''Registrar Code of Conduct'''- A new [[registry]] agreement was developed for the new gTLD program, but ICANN neglected to do something similar for [[registrar]]s.<ref>[http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/25/bc-four-holes-in-gtld-process BC Four Holes in gTLD Process, news.dot-nxt.com]</ref>
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