Darshaun Nadeau

Darshaun Nadeau

President, WIXI, Inc.
Joined on June 27, 2008 – Japan
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Darshaun Nadeau is actively involved in the domain community both internationally with ICANN and domestically in Japan. He also sits on the board of the Domain Name Business Association in Japan and previously held the vice-board position on the Japan Internet Providers Association. He is not only one of the first non-Japanese to be integrally involved in the Japanese domain space, but among the early pioneers of the Japanese domain market in general. His first company was a certified JPNIC member in 1999, then was closely involved at the time of the JPNIC/JPRS transition in 2001.

Darshaun founded Solis in 2001, which became both an ICANN and JPRS accredited registrar which he later sold to Japan's largest domain and hosting company, GMO Internet in 2005. Outside of business, Darshaun is an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer. He sailed his boat across the Pacific Ocean in 2008, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and has climbed in the Himalayas. He also has enjoys surfing, kayaking, skiing, cycling and many other sports which have taken him to more that 40 countries in his travels around the world.

Darshaun studied Japanese at San Francisco State University and also completed 1 year Japanese programs at both Tokyo International University and Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.

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