John Berard

John Berard

Founder, Credible Context & CEO, Vox Populi Registry
Joined on November 29, 2005
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About

Credible Context is a communications consultancy based in San Francisco, CA. It is built on the insight that effective marketing—of products, services, even the company itself—requires more than commitment, authenticity and transparency. Advocacy and persuasion must be contextually credible.

My mission is to help clients reveal, cultivate and leverage the power of their context. My goal is to help make every communication—internal or external, casual or formal—a voice of advocacy.

In founding this consultancy, I have drawn upon my experience in the financial and corporate communications landscape of New York City, the issues-driven meeting rooms of Washington, D.C. and the technology arena in San Francisco. This combination of industries and locales has given me valuable, additional perspective as finance, legislation and technology are three, key drivers of change. Credible Context is, in many ways, the logical result of a communications career begun 35 years ago.

Currently or in the course of my counseling career, I have worked closed on issues related to ICANN, registries and registrars. Some of those clients are: Pool.com, NeuStar, TRUSTe and the Coalition for ICANN Transparency.

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2020 - Oct 09 on The Whois Wars Go On
2016 - Jun 30 on Who Really Cares About New gTLDs?
2015 - Jul 20 on Never Invited, but Always Present
2015 - Jul 16 on Never Invited, but Always Present
2015 - Jul 16 on Never Invited, but Always Present
2015 - Feb 28 on CMO Offers Fresh View on New gTLDs: "They're a Channel, Not Just a Label"
2011 - Feb 24 on Instead of a New gTLD, Maybe There Ought to be an App for That
2011 - Feb 22 on Instead of a New gTLD, Maybe There Ought to be an App for That
2010 - Sep 18 on ICANN CEO Warns Against Exclusive Control of the Internet by Governments
2009 - Nov 17 on Privacy Policies in the Real World
2009 - Jul 02 on Who Needs More TLDs?
2009 - Jul 02 on Who Needs More TLDs?
2009 - May 22 on 10,000 Domain Names Pre-Ordered Daily for Likely New Top-Level Domains
2009 - May 22 on 10,000 Domain Names Pre-Ordered Daily for Likely New Top-Level Domains
2009 - May 01 on ".Pol", a ".Com" for Political Candidates
2009 - Mar 19 on WIPO Cybersquatting Report Ignores Real UDRP Trends
2008 - Oct 16 on Continued Controversy Over Google Ads on Typosquatted Domains
2007 - Jul 30 on DotAsia Auctions Aim to Address Problems of the Past
2005 - Nov 30 on Lawsuits Filed Against ICANN-VeriSign Settlement

Topic Interests

DNSNew TLDsDomain NamesInternet GovernanceICANNRegistry ServicesPrivacyPolicy & RegulationCloud ComputingWebLawCybersecurityCyberattackBrand ProtectionDomain ManagementCybercrimeRegional RegistriesUDRPEmailWhois

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