I had the pleasure of hosting leaders of the registrar community this week in Los Angeles to discuss key issues taking place within the Domain Name System (DNS) sector.
Through interactive dialogue and a stimulating exchange of ideas we all shared insights into the opportunities, possibilities and changes occurring within the industry. As stakeholders in the ICANN community, the globally-based registrars are able to provide constructive ideas about creating a platform for growth, innovation, and greater consumer awareness.
I recap the event in the video below.
Roundtable participants (as pictured) include:
Top Row (from left to right):
Theo Hnarakis, Managing Director & CEO, Melbourne IT
Richard Rosenblatt, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Demand Media
Bhavin Turakhia, Founder & CEO, Directi
Richard Lau, Owner, DomainManager.com
Matt Mansell, Head of Domain Strategy, Host Europe Group and CEO & Founder (former), Mesh Digital Limited
Gary McIlraith, CEO, NetNames (formerly Group NBT)
Hiro Tsukahara, translator, GMO Internet, Inc.
Bottom Row (from left to right):
Matt Serlin, Chair, Registrar Stakeholder Group and VP, Domain Operations, MarkMonitor
Elliot Noss, President and CEO, Tucows
Blake Irving, CEO, Go Daddy
Masatoshi Kumagai, CEO, GMO Internet, Inc.