1) Your Name:

Jothan Frakes

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2) Stakeholder Group:Registrars

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):

I currently am CEO of ICANN Accredited Registrar $$$ Private Label Internet Service Kiosk Inc (DBA PLISK.COM)

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

1] PLISK.COM 2] Mozilla Foundation for Public Suffix List project 3] MERGE! Conference

6) Please identify your current position(s):

1] Owner and CEO 2] Uncompensated Community Volunteer 3] Co-founder and Producer

7) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

1] Executive oversight of Registrar and Development - As we are a quite small company my role could best be described as varied, however I would be the primary contact for most policy / legal issues. I am our primary contact with respect to all registries, technical integration, development, policy, law enforcement and also handle most of our marketing, PR, and partnerships. 2] Maintain and update public suffix entries in the interests of expanding Universal Acceptance of IDN and new TLDs in Browsers, Programming Languages, and other software. 3] Conference content production; panelist, moderator and keynote coordination; Sponsorship and Attendee engagement.

8) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):


9) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimis stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:

Shareholder in $$$ Private Label Internet Service Kiosk DBA PLISK.COM, an ICANN accredited registrar

10) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):$$$ Private Label Internet Service Kiosk DBA PLISK.COM, an ICANN Accredited Registrar
11) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:

As an ICANN accredited registrar, outcomes can affect the business

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

I am active in the Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) , I participate in the Universal Acceptance Steering Goup (UASG), and I am participating as an 'observer' to monitor group activity on a number of GNSO lists and the At-Large.

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

I have participated within the ICANN community in varying roles since ICANN's formation.

Currently, I participate actively in the Registrar Stakeholder Group RrSG as a voting member

I also work with the RrSG Technical Group, participate with Universal Acceptance Steering Group,

Other related memberships include NANOG, Internet Society, DNS OARC, The Domain Name Association, The Internet Commerce Association,

With respect to policy and in the Universal Acceptance working groups as a volunteer with Mozilla in my off-hours in a personal capacity.

Formerly (prior to any commercial relationships) I was an expert in the SSAC-PSL review of the Public Suffix List (http://publicsuffix.org) in my role with the Public Suffix List and Mozilla

Some Prior ICANN Working Groups

  • VI (finished) 
  • VIP (IDN Latin variants) 

Other related participation

  • IETF DBOUND (now closed) 

13) Additional Information (optional):

I have recently served 2,5 years as the part-time director of the Domain Name Association, was co-founder of the popular NamesCon conference, and recently helped author RFC8748 related to registry fee extensions for EPP.

I participated under contract as a subject matter resource to one of the IE evaluation firms that performed the Technical/Operation and Financial Evaluation on approximately 45-50% of the 2012 round of TLDs which just completed. As such, I may have knowledge that I might be under contractual obligation to keep confidential from that project. This would relate to ICANN and the evaluation firms.

Please note that this is quite materially different from 'Registry Confidential' information, and I hold no ownership in any Registry, nor posses any Registry Confidential information.

Given my technical background in registry services and registrar integrations and EPP / SRS,  I may be nominated by a registry to participate in any Registry Service Provider working group or mailing list, if such a group is formed in a manner that restricts it such that only Registries able to participate.  If it is subject to such requirement that a registry places me into a consultative role in order to participate, I may be placed into such a role in order to qualify for participation, but in such a limited role and capacity as to carefully mitigate Conflict of Interests should they arise

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