RE: [registrars] Re: Nomination of Mark Jeftovic
Actually, I disagree with this characterization.
We operate Registrars that are CIRA accredited.
We often find that the CIRA board discusses our Registrars specifically, and
issues that pertain only to them.
Several of our competitors sit on this board, and they often are privy to
specific information and details about our Registrars.
To make matters worse, they do not recuse themselves, and often participate
and vote on matters that affect only our Registrars, in a negative way.
We have complained about this activity in the past to CIRA, among others,
with no result. It is unfortunate that our only option seems to be leading
down the legal path, as these directors keep affecting our business in a way
that is negative to us, and positive to them.negative way.
The CIRA board often deals with the fine grain details of a situation,
rather than simply "directing staff". I find that they are the only board I
know of that operates in this way. It would be a dream if they indeed did
operate at a high level, as opposed to meddling in a specific Registrars
And Tim, I agree with you, it does indeed matter to me as well. That is why
in my candidate conflict statement, I specifically mentioned past
affiliations with ccTLD's and access to information.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
Behalf Of Mark Jeftovic
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 2:12 PM
To: Tim Ruiz
Cc: 'Ross Wm. Rader'; 'Rick Wesson'; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [registrars] Re: Nomination of Mark Jeftovic
On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Tim Ruiz wrote:
> Hello Mark,
> What is your level of involvement in the operations of CIRA as a
> Director? Given that a number of RC members are .CA registrars, I am
> interested in the level of access you have to information on their
> business dealings with CIRA?
As a Director to CIRA we basically approve the budget, direct staff
to undertake a given activity, and approve or reject motions mainly
rooted in policy. We have very little involvement in day-to-day
or operational matters. While we have data about the total number of
registrations under .CA, and their renewal rates, etc, we have no
access to similar data for individual registrars.
There are a lot of registrars on the CIRA Board, most of us having
been elected by the at-large membership (myself included) and
we have done a couple things to ensure the playing field remains
level between registrars on the Board and the rest who aren't:
1) We recently passed a resolution to speed up the publishing of meeting
minutes so registrars on the board did not possess knowledge germane
to the others for an undue amount of time.
2) When a something happens that we feel is important enough to warrant,
we often give the Registrars' Representive Director the go ahead to
inform all registrars immediately, even before the minutes are
3) Most of the registrars on the Board (myself included) are mindful
of potential conflict situations and abstain ourselves or declare
said conflicts accordingly.
> Tim Ruiz
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Mark Jeftovic
> Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 10:49 AM
> To: Ross Wm. Rader
> Cc: Rick Wesson; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [registrars] Re: Nomination of Mark Jeftovic
> I would like to thank Ross Rader and Jim Archer for thinking of me at
> this time. My interest in the whois system has been both technical and
> privacy related and I accept the nomination.
> My disclosure follows:
> At present I am one-third owner of easyDNS Technologies Inc., a recently
> accreditted ICANN registrar. We have specialized in the outsourced DNS
> space and have no involvement with development at any regisitry level
> do we possess any related proprietary knowledge.
> I also currently serve as a Director to the Canadian Internet
> Authority (CIRA), my term ends in June, 2005.