[UA-discuss] Election update...

Richard Merdinger rmerdinger at godaddy.com
Thu Feb 23 19:17:17 UTC 2017

I wanted to chime in and fully endorse your suggestion.  The UASG has, since its inception, been an openly collaborative effort and embracing the initiative and expertise of my fellow vice-chair candidates would be great.

So, my “vote” to do away with the election and embrace all 6.

And, thank you for your willingness to continue leading the group. I look forward to supporting you and working alongside you and the rest of the UASG team.


Richard Merdinger
VP, Domains - GoDaddy
rmerdinger at godaddy.com<mailto:rmerdinger at godaddy.com>

From: <ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Ram Mohan <rmohan at afilias.info>
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:04 AM
To: Don Hollander <don.hollander at icann.org>, ua-discuss <UA-discuss at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] Election update...

Dear UA-Folks:
First off, thank you for re-nominating me to the Chair of this community initiative! I’m pleased and honored to serve this second and last term.

Second, I’m so impressed at the enthusiasm and the energy from community members for the Vice Chair position. Six people want to volunteer their time and energy to build momentum for the UA initiative – that’s phenomenal!

May I suggest that we accept all six volunteers to the position, and do away with a vote? I know that I could use the help, and I also know that corralling the energies of these six individuals, all of whom who have already participated and made material contributions to the UA initiative, will be a worthwhile enterprise.

If you agree with my proposal (or have a different point of view), please post back to the list. If we can hear some consensus on my proposed approach, then we’ll take the administrative steps to having 6 vice-chairs ratified.

Ram Mohan
o: +1.215.706.5700 x103; m: +1.215.431.0958; f: +1.215.706.5701
Skype:gliderpilot30 |@rmohan123|www.linkedin.com/in/rmohan<http://www.linkedin.com/in/rmohan>

From: Don Hollander [mailto:don.hollander at icann.org<mailto:don.hollander at icann.org>]
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:45 PM
To: ua-discuss <UA-discuss at icann.org<mailto:UA-discuss at icann.org>>
Subject: [UA-discuss] Election update...

A quick update on the election process:

There was one accepted nomination for Chair:  Ram Mohan.  So, Ram continues in the role for another two years.   Congratulations.

There were six accepted nominations for the three positions of Vice-Chair:

Vice-Chair - Edmon Chung
Vice-Chair - Ajay Data
Vice-Chair - Christian Dawson
Vice-Chair - Jothan Frakes
Vice-Chair - Rich Merdinger
Vice-Chair - Mark Svancarek

I am currently gathering materials from the candidates.  Should be done in the next day.

Then, I’ll send a link to voting to all subscribers of this UA discuss list (as of the beginning of this week)

Voting will be available for a week and then we should have a decision.


Don Hollander
Universal Acceptance Steering Group
Skype: don_hollander

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