Kristine Dorrain is a lawyer who has delivered legal, policy and operational excellence in the domain name and intellectual property industries for over 15 years. She is currently Senior Corporate Counsel for Amazon in two roles. She advises Amazon Registry Services, Inc. on legal and policy issues related to Amazon’s 52 new gTLD registries. She also manages Amazon’s corporate domains team, directing the development and implementation of an effective global registration and brand enforcement strategy for Amazon.
Kristine is an active participant and leader in the ICANN community. Because Amazon’s interests include protecting IP in the domain name system, launching 44 generic (including IDN) and 8 .brand registries, and operating AWS’s Route 53 registrar, Kristine is highly aware of the complexity of stakeholder issues and the importance of enhancing the multi-stakeholder model in order to preserve the stability of a globally-interoperable internet. She will be joining ICANN’s Nominating Committee in November 2019.
Before joining Amazon, Kristine was Director of Arbitration and Legal Counsel for FORUM, where she managed FORUM’s arbitration and mediation programs, particularly those associated with ICANN’s various policies, such as UDRP and URS. She was also an adjunct professor for William Mitchell College of Law.