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[council] Registrars appoint Thomas Keller to replace Philipp Grabensee on the Council

Hello All,

I am pleased to advise that Thomas Keller has been appointed by the Registrars 
Constituency to replace Philipp Grabensee on the GNSO Council as of Friday 7 
March 03.

For the information of Council members, attached is a disclosure statement that 
was provided to the registrars constituency by Thomas.

Bruce Tonkin

I am under contract with Schlund + Partner AG which is a global registrar of 
domain names in gTLDs and ccTLDs and one of Germany biggest webhosting 

Schlund + Partner AG has a 8.6% shareholding in Afilias for investment purposes.
Schlund + Partner AG has no role in software development nor operations for 

I don't hold any other offices and are not affiliated to any other company.

About my person:

I'm working for Schlund + Partner for my seventh year now and have been 
into the process of building the registrar from the very beginning. For the 
two years I have been responsible for all ICANN matters concerning Schlund. 
been an active participant on the RC list as well as on ICANN meetings in the 
various parts of the world. Besides ICANN and my work at home I'm a member of 
Technical Advisory Committee of DENIC which oversees the technical processes
relating to the management of the worlds second largest TLD. 




Thomas Keller

Domain Services
Schlund + Partner AG
Erbprinzenstr. 4 - 12                                    
76133 Karlsruhe, Germany