1) Your Name:

Mikey O'Connor

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2) Stakeholder Group:Commercial

3) Constituency:

Internet Service Providers (ISPC)

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

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

The O'Connor Company of St Paul

6) Please identify your current position(s):


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

Almost completely retired; the company still has a small number of pre-web hand-registered generic domain names that I'm trying to find a use for; I'm also participate as a volunteer in a variety of internet and broadband non-profits and governmental agencies.

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:


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"):I represent the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange, a regional ISP that provides peering for various ISPs wishing to optimize traffic in the upper-Midwestern region of the USA.
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:

My company registered a number of generic domain names (eg. bar.com, grill.com, pub.com, place.com, corp.com, shelter.com, cafes.com) in 1994 and 1995 and thus I have a business-owner and domain-registrant&apos;s interests in ICANN activities in addition to my primary interest as a representative of an Internet Service Provider. Additionally, several of those generic domain names (corp.com, bar.com, pub.com and place.com) are now exact matches to strings that have been applied for in the new gTLD process.&nbsp; I do not believe these interests are material.

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):

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


  • IRTP-C Implementation team
  • DSSA DNS security and stability analysis WG
  • Thick Whois PDP


  • Thick Whois drafting team
  • Fake renewal notices drafting team
  • IRTP
  • IRTP work-breakdown drafting team
  • Fast Flux  PDP
  • RAP work-scheduling drafting team
  • PEDNR Implementation team
  • ZFA-AC 
  • Vertical integration PDP

13) Additional Information (optional):

My identifier for social-media sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) is: oconnorstp

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