[bc-gnso] Rick Anderson for Large-Business representative to the NomCom

Ron Andruff randruff at rnapartners.com
Wed Sep 2 14:05:30 UTC 2009

We support Rick Anderson's volunteering to represent the BC as the large
business rep on the Nom Com, and appreciate his stepping forward.

Kind regards,


Ronald N. Andruff
RNA Partners, Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf Of
Mike O'Connor
Sent: 2009-09-02 09:23
To: Rick Anderson; BC gnso
Subject: [bc-gnso] Rick Anderson for Large-Business representative to the

i support Rick in his bid to be our large-business representative to  
the NomCom and hope others will too.


On Sep 1, 2009, at 11:02 AM, Rick Anderson wrote:

> Hi all.
> I am delighted to join everyone else in offering hearty  
> congratulations to Mike on his selection to the NomCom.  His  
> experience, knowledge and perspective will bring terrific value to  
> the NomCom. He will do the BC proud as our representative.
> I think it also important to acknowledge the endless contributions  
> of Liz Williams, who works tirelessly to advance the BC ship in  
> ICANN's never-easy-to-navigate waters.
> Lastly, I wish to share with all of you fellow members that which I  
> conveyed to the BC officers and secretariat a couple of weeks ago,  
> which is that I would be delighted to serve as the BC's large  
> business rep on the NomCom if that is the will of the members. (I  
> had not volunteered at the outset, thinking there would be others  
> who would have stepped forward during the pre-election process.)
> By way of brief background, I am EVP of Interborder Holdings Ltd,  
> based in Canada.  We have operations in the US, Asia and Europe,  
> offering mutual fund and real estate-based investing to clients on  
> those three continents.  We have about 1,500 employees and do about  
> $3 billion in business annually.  We have no financial interest in  
> the domain name industry (eg as registries, registrars, portfolio  
> investors, etc) other than operating own proprietary websites in  
> support of our businesses (about two dozen websites, in six  
> languages, with perhaps another 500 related urls held defensively).   
> Like everyone in the BC, we wishing to see the internet continue to  
> flourish as an entrepreneurial and creative medium which finds the  
> proper continue balances amongst stakeholders.
> Personally, I have been involved with ICANN for about six years, and  
> have been a member of the BC for about that long, have attended  
> perhaps a dozen Board meetings (Argentina, India, Luxembourg, LA,  
> Vancouver, Montreal, Wellington, Cape Town, Rome, Paris...).  For  
> the past five or six years, I have also been an elected director of  
> CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration, the not-for-profit  
> organization mandated by the Government of Canada to operate the .ca  
> registry.
> I would be happy to represent the BC on the NomCom if that is your  
> wish.
> cheers/Rick
> Rick Anderson
> EVP, InterBorder Holdings Ltd
> email: randerson at interborder.ca
> cell: (403) 830-1798
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org <owner-bc-gnso at icann.org>
> To: BC gnso <bc-gnso at icann.org>
> Sent: Tue Sep 01 08:25:06 2009
> Subject: [bc-gnso] A message from Mike Roberts
> Dear BC Members -
> I very much appreciate the confidence you have shown in electing me
> to the NomCom.  Within the bounds of the rules for NomCom members,
> I'll do my best to ensure that candidates that share our values and
> perspective on ICANN's challenges are named to the Board.
> I also will be pleased to have your comments and suggestions at any
> time.  Given my California base of operations, my email is perhaps
> best way to reach me routinely.  mmr at darwin.ptvy.ca.us
> - Mike Roberts
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