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Konstantinos Komaitis

Konstantinos Komaitis

Director, Policy Development

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Konstantinos Komaitis is the Director, Policy Development at the Internet Society.
Konstantinos provides analysis and strategic advice in support of the Internet Society’s policy, advocacy and mission, including the promotion of the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. 
Konstantinos has extensive experience in Internet policy and governance arrangements. He leads policy development and coordination on issues relating to the digital economy, including access and competition, intellectual property, technology trade, and Internet governance.  Over the past years, Konstantinos has held various leadership roles, including the chair of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency at ICANN and a member of the Special Trademark Issues team, which drafted the rights protection mechanisms for the new generic top-level domain names. 
Konstantinos joined the Internet Society after working as a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. He has a Bachelor’s degree in law from the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. He holds two Master’s degrees, respectively, in International and European law (Sheffield) and in Information Technology and Telecommunications law (Strathclyde). He also holds a Doctorate and he is the author of the book “The Current State of Domain Name Regulation”. He is also an arbitrator for the Czech Arbitration Court. 
Konstantinos is based in Geneva.

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