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[registrars] Richard D. Forman - Background and Qualifications - Names Council
Richard D. Forman has been nominated to serve on the names council. Richard
Forman is the President and CEO of register.com.
Below is some additional background and qualification information for
Richard D. Forman. If anyone would like to speak with me about my
background or qualifications in greater detail, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (cell) 917-716-8745.
Register.com is an accredited domain name registrar. Since being selected
as one of the five test-bed registrars by ICANN in April 1999, register.com
was the first registrar to go live in registering .com, .net and .org domain
names alongside Network Solutions, Inc. Register.com also registers a
variety of ccTLDs, among them .md, .co.uk, .co.org, .tf, .ac, .ms., .vg,
.tc, .gs, and .ky.
Register.com has demonstrated its technical and managerial capabilities by
becoming one of the test bed registrars. The company has been involved with
the IFWP (International Task Force for the White Paper) process, familiar
with the Boston Working Group and a consistent attendee at most of the ICANN
Register.com began to process domain name registration requests in February
of 1998 and forwarded these requests onto Network Solutions, Inc. at no
charge to the customer. During 1998 and through the first five (5) months
of 1999, the Company believes that it was one of the largest forwarder of
domain name registration requests to Network Solutions, Inc.
Commitment to Deregulation
Given the company's unique position as the first competitor in the domain
name registration market, register.com is committed to responsibly and
intelligently furthering the deregulation process as well as the stable
growth of the industry. Richard Forman's belief is that competition will
help the domain registration market grow and develop to the benefit of all
registrars through the introduction of new business models and services. To
this end, the Company has attempted to establish a working relationship with
both Network Solutions, Inc. and ICANN.
As a member of the Names Council, Mr. Forman would continue to advance the
shared mission of all registrars to make domain registration widely
accessible to the public while maintaining high quality, reliable and
available services. In leading a company that is both a small start-up and
an industry leader, Mr. Forman's experience puts him in an ideal position to
represent a wide range of registrars' concerns and aid in the advancement of
effective policy proposals as part of the Names Council.
Richard Forman: Personal Background
Richard D. Forman is the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of
register.com, a firm he co-founded in 1994. Previously, Mr. Forman worked
as a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. where he consulted to
Fortune 500 companies on over twenty projects. These projects included
strategy, operations and systems assignments for telecommunications firms,
automotive manufacturers, investment banks and media companies. Prior to
Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., Richard Forman worked as an intern with
Motorola, General Motors, Inc. and Lehman Brothers Kuhn & Loeb, Inc.
Mr. Forman is a 1987 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's
Management and Technology Program, and earned a BS in Economics from the
Wharton School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Moore School. At
Penn, Mr. Forman was elected to Eta Kappa Nu (an electrical engineering
honor society), Tau Beta Pi (an engineering honor society), Hexagon (a
senior society) and was the Chairman of the University's branch of the IEEE
(Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).