Kieren McCarthy

Kieren McCarthy

Executive Director at IFFOR; CEO at .Nxt
Joined on July 9, 2006 – United States
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About

I am the Executive Director of IFFOR, an independent policy body for top-level domains, and the CEO of .Nxt - a company that covers the Internet policy and governance fields.

Aside from that I have been a journalist and author most of my life. For three years I was ICANN's general manager for public participation. I wrote a book about the fascinating battle over the domain sex.com, and I called it Sex.com. I have other books in the works. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is a very nice part of the world.

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Slovaks Worry About the Future of Their Country's .SK TLD

How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?

Moving Forward Towards NetMundial 5+: Focus on Principles and Roadmap

How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?

Verisign Should Clear Up the Paid "Analysts" Controversy

ICANN Accountability: Beware the Bridge Too Far

Out of .Africa - Process Failures Don't Change the Facts

Rage Against the ICANN Machine

ICANN Board Appoints 2015 NomCom Chair

Learning to Love the WTO: How Trade Policy Can Save Open Internet - and Bridge the Digital Divide

A History of Holding ICANN to Account

ICANN Gets Crazy... Again!

After ICANN's TLD Application System Glitch, Communication Is the Key

What ICANN is Doing Wrong

ICANN's Internet Users Representatives Decry New Top-Level Domain Implementation

Removing Principle of Confidentiality in ICANN's NomCom is a Bad Idea

ICANN Finds Its Voice

Does ICANN Need to Evolve Its Code of Conduct?

The gTLD Boondoggle

The ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team Recommendations: To Implementation, And Beyond

Why ICANN Isn't Being Very Sensible: Part I - .brands

Concerns About ICANN's Bylaws Shouldn't Bog Down Board/GAC Discussions

New gTLD Program to Be Finalized After June ICANN Meeting

San Francisco is the Best Place to Kick Off the New gTLD Program

Insight: .JOBS and New TLD's - Are You Paying Attention?

New gTLDs Differentiation: Do Good

Come to the First Ever Dedicated New gTLD Conference: .nxt

Openness and Transparency: ICANN Takes an Important Step in the Right Direction

New gTLDs and Their Hidden Costs: Part 1

ICANN Reloaded - Will They Ever Learn?

Nominet Passes Governance Test With Flying Colours

XXX Saga Continues

Will Stonewalling on .xxx Be Beckstrom's First Big Mistake?

Top Three Reasons to Just Say No to ICANN’s Current EOI gTLD Proposal

When It Comes to gTLDs, Follow the Money (Part 2)

When It Comes to gTLDs, Follow the Money (Part 1)

How is ICANN Spending Your Money?

Twitter and Web Globalization

ICANN's New gTLD Timetable: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

ICA to ICANN: The IRT Must Open Up Or Be Stripped of Official Status and Support

ICANN's President and CEO Announces Resignation

Your Comments Front and Center in ICANN New gTLD Process

I Am Not an IP Address, I Am a Free Man... and a Potential Customer

ICANN Uses For-Profit Companies as "Comparables" in Its Employee Compensation

ICANN's gTLD Proposal Hits a Wall: Now What?

ICANN Uses For-Profit Companies as "Comparables" in Its Employee Compensation

ICANN's gTLD Proposal Hits a Wall: Now What?

ICANN Uses For-Profit Companies as "Comparables" in Its Employee Compensation

Will VeriSign Be Able to Engage in Tiered Pricing for .com Soon?

Cluck, Cluck... ICANN and Contract Compliance Enforcement

Will VeriSign Be Able to Engage in Tiered Pricing for .com Soon?

Cluck, Cluck... ICANN and Contract Compliance Enforcement

How Can ICANN Improve Institutional Confidence?

Cluck, Cluck... ICANN and Contract Compliance Enforcement

Vint Cerf on the Diminishing Novelty of Internet

Splitting the Root: It's Too Late

Researchers Explore Redesigning Internet Infrastructure from Scratch

ICANN Asked to Adopt Specific TLD for Banks

The Real Problem with dot-XXX

Internationalizing the Internet

What Will Be the Outcome of the Internet Governance Forum Meeting in Athens?

Spamming the News Cycle: Spamhaus Non-Story Goes Viral

ICANN Sacrifices Privacy for Shot at Independence

Another View of the New ICANN-DoC Agreement

The GNSO Review

The Blurr-Cade Proposal on Root Zone Oversight

Tom Cruise Wins TomCruise.com, Hardly Unpredictable

The Blurr-Cade Proposal on Root Zone Oversight

Why I'm Standing for the ICANN Board and Why I've made My Statement Public