Co-Founder, Donuts Inc.
Joined on December 6, 2005 – United States
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Jon Nevett serves as Co-Founder of Donuts Inc., a company participating in ICANN's New TLD program. In addition, he helped form and currently serves as Chair of the ICANN New gTLD Applicant Group (NTAG). Previously, Jon served as President of Domain Dimensions, LLC, consulting on various domain name issues and as Senior Vice President at Network Solutions.
The ICANN community is ever closer to realization of its goal to bring long-overdue consumer choice and competition to Internet naming. Regrettably, but perhaps predictably, reliance on the Final Applicant Guidebook (AGB) is being challenged at the last minute by recent proposals from the Business and Intellectual Property Constituencies (BC/IPC), which demand "improvements" to the already extensive trademark protections that will be part of the new gTLD landscape. more»
There has been much said and written recently about the issue of registry-registrar cross ownership with regard to New Top Level Domains ("New TLDs"). It is clear that there appears to be a fair amount of confusion about the issue and the positions espoused by various parties. To assist the ICANN community in understanding the issue -- the points of agreement and debate -- I offer the following overview on behalf of Network Solutions and Central Registry Solutions... more»