Mike O'Connor

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Country: USA

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GNSO's ISP Constituency

Mike O'Connor has been involved with the Internet since he become the Controller and Administrative CIO for the University of Minnesota in the late '80's. He later went on to found a high-speed ISP in the mid-90's. He is interested in gTLDs.[1]

Work in Broadcasting

He founded WORT-FM, a community radio station in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He was also involved with KUSP in Santa Cruz, KDNA in St Louis, KFAI in Minneapolis, WEFT in Chambana and was a co-founder of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters in Washington, DC.[2]

ICANN Involvement

Mike Retired from ICANN in the spring of 2014. He was a Member of the GNSO's ISPCP Constituency and briefly represented them on the GNSO Council. Previously he was a member of the Commercial and Business Constituency, where he was a member of the Credentials Committee.[3] His primary focus was on GNSO (and cross-constituency) Working Groups that deal with the security and stability of the DNS, including the following (in reverse chronological order, except for the IRTP series):

ICANN Meetings Attended


He received his MBA in Finance operations from S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management in Cornell University in 1979. He received his BA in Economics from Grinnell College in 1972.[5]