In a letter dated December 8th, 2011, Bill Mushkin, along with twenty-seven other domain name industry representatives, wrote to Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to support ICANN's new gTLD program, in response to the Senate Hearings taking place on the same day. They supported ICANN's argument that the program would be innovative and economically beneficial, and noted that the program took a diverse group of international stakeholders years to develop. The letter can be found here.
In 1994, Mushkin founded Mushkin, Inc., which supplies various computer parts and other products. He sold the company in 2000 to Ramtron International. Bill bought Spot Domain LLC (Domainsite.com) in 2002. In 2003, he founded Name.com.
Billis Photography Institute Fellow at NYU and holds a Bachelors in Philosophy and MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.