David McAuley

David McAuley

Senior International Policy Manager, Naming and Registry Services at Verisign
Joined on September 8, 2020
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As a Senior International Policy Manager at Verisign, David McAuley focuses primarily on global domain name policy matters. McAuley is also an active participant in a number of ICANN-related working groups to include the Independent Review Process (IRP) Implementation Oversight Team, the All Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in All gTLDs Policy Development Process, the Registry Stakeholder Group, the ccNSO Guidelines Review Committee, and the Cross-Community Working Party on ICANN and Human Rights.

Prior to joining Verisign, McAuley wrote for Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report, with previous service as software-licensing counsel for international software companies, such as Hogan Systems, Inc. and Uniplex, Inc.

McAuley has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Mount Saint Mary’s College.

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Only Bad Actors Should Worry About the URS

With DNS abuse a topic of increased concern throughout the community, any controversy over adopting the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) for all generic top-level domains (gTLDs) seems misplaced. The URS was designed as a narrow supplement to the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), applicable only in certain tightly defined circumstances of clear-cut and incontrovertible trademark infringement involving the registration and use of a domain name. more

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