[gnso-sti] Statements of Interest?
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- Subject: [gnso-sti] Statements of Interest?
- From: George Kirikos <icann+sti@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 21:43:16 -0400
Should members of this list begin by posting their statements of
interest? Using the template for past statements (e.g. the
Registration Abuse Policies WG at
mine is as follows:
George Kirikos - Statement of Interest (last updated October 19, 2009)
1. The participant's current vocation, employer and position
I am the president of Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc., a company
based in Toronto, Canada.
2. The type of work performed in the bullet above
My company owns and develops a number of domain names and websites
used by millions of users from all over the world every year. My
personal background is in economics and finance.
3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership
interest in registries, registrars or other entities that are
stakeholders or interested parties in ICANN or any entity with which
ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement
We are also a Registration Service Provider (i.e. reseller) for
Tucows/OpenSRS for a small number of clients, although that forms a
very tiny part of our overall business. My company is a member of the
Business Constituency of the GNSO, although we participate in this
workgroup speaking only for ourselves.
4. Identify any type of commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy
development outcomes. Is the participant representing other parties?
We do not represent any other parties. Our commercial interests in
ICANN GNSO policy development outcomes would be the normal ones
associated with being a commercial website operator and business
registrant of domain names. To the extent that any new policies
endanger the rights of registrants or impose new burdens on
registrants, we would be affected.
5. Describe any arrangements or agreements between the participant and
any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding the participant's
service as a participant in any ICANN policy making process.
Our participation is for our own behalf, although we are a member of
the Business Constituency. We are also a corporate donating member of
IP Justice. (IP Justice participates in the Non-Commercial Users
Constituency, but as with the BC, we don't represent them, they don't
represent us, nor do we necessarily endorse any positions of these
other groups) No other arrangements or agreements regarding our
participation in this workgroup exist.