Start: Virtual Conferences, Volunteering and More

At long last, an update.

I don’t update this blog very frequently, as I find myself quite busy with advisory and mentoring activities, but wanted to give a mega-update.

With the world in the ‘new normal’ of virtual meetings, webinars and zoom galore, a traveler like me has to slow down for a bit. I will be focusing on the continued interest in the MERGE conference (re-formatted to the new 2020 normal of virtual events), and my ICANN accredited registrar, and my new elected role within the ICANN Stakeholder Group executive committee, and co-chairing the Contracted Parties House (CPH – basically an acronym for Registries and Registrars) CPH Techops group with Marc Anderson from Verisign. I continue to do a lot of activity towards Universal Acceptance of TLDs and domain name advocacy.

I no longer hold the role of Executive Director with the Domain Name Association, where I had the privilege of working part time for the group of registries and registrars that shared my passion for elevating the domain name industry, DNS and top-level domain names. I was able to put it on an upward trajectory, but we opted to not renew my contract and instead migrate the association into the Internet Infrastructure Coalition where there are ample resources and a team of bright and well-connected technology thought leaders available to let the association continue in its important work.

I continue to contribute and work on GitHub to help maintain the Public Suffix List project, having helped ICANN’s SSAC with SAC070 and the ICANN OCTO with their documentation for TLD administrators on keeping their records up to date and understanding the benefits and drawbacks of how their listings are configured.

I have also been working with had the opportunity to help Page Howe launch and have been working with Arif from to continue gatherings of like-minded technical enthusiasts that are developing domain names and capitalizing on the

The MERGE Conference

The MERGE Conference

Been hard at work with the team at The Domain Conference making great things happen for MERGE in Orlando.

This is a great opportunity to work with the Neu family, Barbara is the heart of the conference industry, Howard who everyone in the industry loves and respects as one of the most amazing subject matter experts on domains, finance and legal matters, and Ray who is a visionary in emerging technology with strong security and innovation focus.

Check it out, we’re bringing together amazing speakers and a multitude of content and shows under a single ticket price, in lovely Orlando, Florida.

DJ Set from Waternight at NamesCon Las Vegas 2017

DJ Set from Waternight at NamesCon Las Vegas 2017

One of the coolest things about NamesCon is the fundraising event called “Waternight” that my co-founder hosts to aid with clean resource and education in Kenya, Dominican Republic and other parts of the world.

I have a background in the Music business, having DJ’d since the 80s and touring with top 40 artists and festival events in the late 80s and early 90s, and appreciate the opportunity to flex those less used skills for a good cause.

I had the privlege of performing a DJ Set at the very last NamesCon after it sold to GoDaddy and the WHD/Cloudfest teams, and posted it to Mixcloud.

Here’s a link to the mix:

(Update: June 2017: Mix has >10k Listens)

…And I am back – doing NamesCon through January 2015!

…And I am back – doing NamesCon through January 2015!

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. I concluded a long project that had requested I drop my industry profile and blogging activity, which gives me time to blog.

That said, I am focusing the majority of my available time on a very special domain name industry conference, called NamesCon, along with Richard Lau and Jodi Chamberlain.

For those of you who are learning about the domain name industry, following it, or participating in some manner, I would encourage you to come to the event.

Meet me at NamesCon 2015

The conference is January 11-14, 2015 in Las Vegas, and the URL for the event is NamesCon.Vegas.

Hope to see you there!

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