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RE: [pdp-pcceg-feb06] Public versus private declaration of financial interest

  • To: "'Bruce Tonkin'" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <pdp-pcceg-feb06@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [pdp-pcceg-feb06] Public versus private declaration of financial interest
  • From: "Bret Fausett" <bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 12:59:15 +1200

I agree with Bruce's recommendation that we be as open and transparent as
possible. Like Bruce at Melbourne IT, I don't believe that I would be able
to list all of my law firm's clients, but I do think I should disclose those
clients of the firm that have ICANN-related business (CFIT, previously

I don't know what other connections are material, but here are two
additional notes. First, those of you have been around long enough may
remember that I worked with the .iii team (Sarnoff Corporation and NextDNS,
Inc.) in the 2000 bidding process for new gTLDs. They asked me then to keep
them abreast of future developments in new gTLDs and let them know when it
might be appropriate to resurrect their application. For the last six years,
I've passed on news from time to time. We've recently discussed the fact
that the time may be nearing for them to think more seriously about whether
they want to pursue .iii again. I haven't received any compensation from
them since 2000, and I have no promise of future compensation from them if
they do decide to move forward. If .iii decides either to ask ICANN to
reconsider the .iii application or to reapply whenever we allow new
applications, I would hope to be a part of the team, in some capacity. I
have no arrangements with, or promises from, anyone in that regard, however,
so I don't view it as a "contingent interest." Since someone else might
though, I note it here. 

Second, Jon Nevett, from Network Solutions and SRSPlus, has been proposed as
a Chair of this Task Force. I have reseller account with SRSPlus. Is that
material? I don't use it to sell to the public but maintain it for
registrations of my own domain names and those used in my wife's business.
I'm probably kindly disposed toward Jon because I use SRSPlus. 

          -- Bret

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