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.
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.
He is a Member of the GNSO's Commercial and Business Constituency, where he is a member of the Credentials Committee. His primary focus is on GNSO (and cross-constituency) Working Groups that deal with the security and stability of the DNS, including the following (in reverse chronological order):
- Fake Renewal Notices (FRN) (chair)
- Cross Community Working Group Drafting Team (CCWG)
- Joint DNS Security and Stability Analysis (DSSA) (co-chair)
- Vertical Integration PDP (VI) (co-chair)
- Zone File Access Advisory Group
- High Security Zone TLD Advisory Group
- Post Expiration Domain Name Transfer (PEDNR)
- Registration Abuse Policies Implementation Drafting Team (chair)
- Registration Abuse Policies (RAP-WG)
- Fast Flux PDP (Fast Flux)
- Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part C (IRTP-C)
- Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B (IRTP-B)
- Inter Registrar Transfer Policy Part A (IRTP-A)
ICANN Meetings Attended
- Los Angeles
- Nairobi (remote participation: Reston, VA)
- San Francisco
- Dakar (remote participation: Praag, WI)
- San José
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.