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[registrars] Fwd: Paul Kane's Bio
This was originally bounced from the list list because Paul used a different
First of all may I say it was an honour to have been elected the European
Names Council Representative in LA and to have played a small part in remoulding
the DoC/ICANN/NSI/Registrar Agreements. Congratulations to all who participated
in the process, I think it was an excellent outcome.
I have been asked to stand for re-election as part of the process of
legitimization of my position in the Registrar constituency.
I am on the Board of a number of companies:
- I have been involved in the "process" of increasing the number
of gTLDs since the newdom mailing list days (1995).
- As the authorized representative of a client company, I signed the gTLD
MoU in Geneva on the 1st May 1997.
- As an independent adviser I worked on the Green and White Papers which
led to the inception of the ICANN organization.
- With REACTO.com having built a significant number of stand-alone
Registry systems for Accredited Registrars (and ccTLDs), in Europe and other
parts of the world, I have both political and operational knowledge of
Shared Registry Systems.
- At the European Level; I am an adviser to various European institutions
and am well known advocate for the private sector to be given every
opportunity to self-regulate the development of the ECommerce/internet
- I have participated in every EC-PoP (European Panel of Participants)
meeting since before the group was formally identified, and am frequently
called upon by the Commission to draft the press report of their meetings.
I have been offered a number of other Board positions with
various (internet) companies and whilst it has been a privilege to be asked, I
have declined at this time.
- INternet ONE - a company that runs ccTLD Registry services for nic.AC,
nic.SH and nic.IO; Internet ONE was nominated by European Internet users and
ISPs for 3 Internet Industry Awards and won the Best Consumer Customer
Service Award in 1999.
- Internet Computer Bureau plc - Electronic Commerce consultancy advising
and providing services to various governments, European Commission, WIPO and
various SME companies;
- REACTO.com - an ICANN Accredited software company providing ICANN
Accredited Registrars with a "Registrar-in-a-box" platform,
(customer web/email and NSI rrp interfaces, databases, back office admin
software), and the;
- Research Institute for Computer Science, Tokyo, - an ICANN Accredited
Whilst none of the companies with which I am associated are members of CORE,
I support many of the principles of CORE. In March 1999 I gave a
presentation on Domain Name Registration systems, at their Annual General
Meeting in Nice. Since that date a number of their members, who are now
ICANN Accredited Registrars, have contracted the services of REACTO.com to build
and support their Registry platforms.
I am obviously in favour of new gTLDs provided they are introduced in a very
As for the future, I believe the ICANN needs to be a "lean, dynamic, and
effective" administration, empowering innovation and quality of
private sector services for the whole internet community. It has started quite
well, needs some "tuning", and the DNSO Names Council is one of the
organs through which the voice of progress can be effected to benefit the whole
Internet Community and the Registrar Constituency in particular.
I am married, have two young children, and am a citizen (and resident) of the
I welcome your continued support and hope to secure your vote again, but
understand if you feel the diversity of my experience is not what you are
looking for at this time.