Dear Fellow registrars....
I have been asked to provide you with a brief summary of my background and related experience to help you in evaluating me for re-election to the names council
Over the last 18 months I have devoted a substantial amount of my time to registrar issues including testifying on 3 different occasions before the U.S. congress in an advocacy status on behalf of registrars.
As most of your are aware I have fought long and hard on behalf of the
ICANN-accredited registrars both before and during my current tenure representing our constituency on the names council. I have worked very hard on ALL of our behalves to try to insure that ALL registrars receive equitable and fair treatment in the transition process. I have lobbied and advocated on OUR behalf with the department of commerce as well as the congress.
I have also endeavored to create an awareness on ICANN's part of our concerns in how we should be treated both in our relationship with NSI but with them as well. I have participated in meetings with members of other constituencies on behalf of the registrar constituency in helping to develop a resolution dispute process which minimizes registrar exposure and liability and the creates of an environment of confidence which would provide a solid basis for future expansion of gtlds.
I am told that I have a very good reputation with the other constituencies and I feel that this is essential in achieving the mutual cooperation and respect which we need from others in the ICANN process in order to achieve our constituency's goals.
I have also worked very hard to maintain good communication with fellow
registrar-members and keep you aware of changes and proposed actions which could have serious impacts on our businesses. I promise that I will continue to work just as hard in the future to insure that our mutual interests and concerns are always well represented and given fair and equitable treatment.
As to my background, I have been the chairman of CORE for since may of 1998 and am also involved as a consultant to many corporations on internet growth and development strategies. I have been involved in the Internet from the business side for over 7 years and am also a certified public accountant. I have been married for 35 years.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions or need any elaboration on any issue. my contacts are listed below.
Thank you for your consideration
Tel: 1 352 750-9776