Dear ccTLD Colleagues,
VOTE No. 1 Dennis Jennings
As you know I am a candidate for election to the Names Council of the DNSO by the members of the ccTLD Constituency.
I would like to ask you to give me your Number 1 Vote in this election.
If elected I promise to represent the interests of all ccTLDs on the Names Council, and to make sure that the ccTLD voice is heard loudly and clearly within ICANN. I have done my best to date to shape ICANN in a way that gives the ccTLD Constituency an opportunity to shape and influence Internet policy for the future. I believe that ccTLDs should be independent and I will continue to fight for the independence of ccTLDs to run their affairs in the best interests of the community they serve.
All the candidates standing in this election deserve your consideration ≠ they are all good candidates. However, I believe that my experience (see below) as an Internet Pioneer, as a Manager, as the Director of the .ie Domain Registry, as the Chairman of CENTR, does make me an excellent candidate. In addition, I believe that I have already made a significant contribution to date to the formation of the DNSO, and to the ccTLD Constituency, and that I am therefore the candidate to whom you should give your No. 1 vote
I ask for your No. 1 Vote.
If you feel you really must give your first preference to another candidate, then please give me your second preference ≠ your No. 2 Vote.
As you know, I am a native English speaker, and this is an advantage in the current ICANN discussions. Unhappily, I do not speak several languages. I do, however, take great care to speak as well as I can, and to speak slowly and clearly so as to make sure that those who are not native English speakers can best understand me. I hope that you will not consider my lack of languages other than English to be a disadvantage.
I shall be happy to answer any questions that any ccTLD may have about my candidacy.
In the meantime, my thanks for your support.
Program Director for Networking at the National Science Foundation (1985/86) ≠ responsible for NSFNET which became the backbone of the Internet until the early 1990ís ≠ responsible for the decision to use the TCP/IP protocols in NSFNET.
Responsible for start-up of Irelandís Research and Education Network, HEANET (1983). President of the EARN network 1983/84 and 1987/88 Member of the EBONE network management committee for several years in the late 1980's / early 1990's.
Responsible for the .ie domain registry (IEDR) from start-up in 1989/90. IEDR is now a not-for profit entity within University College Dublin serving the Irish Internet community. IEDR provides a regulated registry service with rules on who can register agreed with the Internet community.
Working to create an independent not-for-profit company to run the IEDR, with a Board of Directors representing the various Internet interests in Ireland.
Elected in early 1999 as Chairman of CENTR ≠ the Council of EuropeaN Top-level domain Registries.
Drafted the "Irish Proposal" on the DNSO for CENTR that was presented at the IAHC meeting in Washington, DC.
Drafted the CENTR Proposal on the DSNO. This proposal became the "Singapore Draft" and was adopted by the ICANN Board as the basis of the DNSO and the other Support Organisations.
Drafted the CENTR proposal for the ccTLD Constituency. This proposal, after open discussion, became the ccTLD proposal to ICANN that was accepted in Berlin.
Chaired the first DNSO General Assembly meeting held in Berlin. Member of the Administration Committee of the ccTLD Constituency. Promoter of open transparent processes in the DNSO and ICANN.
Director of Computing Services in University College Dublin from 1977 to 1984 and from 1986 to 1999, with a break in the United States in 1985/86. Managed the IT infrastructure for the university. Budget of over US $4 million per annum and up to 90 staff. (Now on a three year Career Break to focus on my Internet interests, business interests and investments)
Chairman of a number of Internet and technology based companies in Ireland.
Dennis M. Jennings
Director, Computing Services, University College Dublin.
Address: Daedalus Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Telephone: +353-(1) 706 7817
Fax: +353-(1) 706 2362