Thomas Barrett

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Organization: EnCirca
Affiliation: GNSO
Stakeholder Group(s): Private Sector - Domain Name Industry
Region: North America
Country: USA
Email: pr [at]
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Thomas Barrett
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png   @EnCirca
ICANNLogo.png Currently a member

ICANNLogo.png Currently a member
of ICANN's NomCom

Userboxcards.png Featured in the ICANN 51 - Los Angeles playing card deck

Thomas Barrett is the President of Boston-based EnCirca. He founded EnCirca, which is an ICANN Accredited Registrar, in 2001.[1] He also owns another ICANN Registrar called Name Share, Inc,[2] and Calzone[3], a calendar for the DNS industry.

In 2017, he was selected to be the Vice Chair of the ICANN NomCom2 Review Working party.[4] In 2017 and 2016, he served as the elected NomCom representative for the Registrar Stakeholder Group.[5]

In 2015, at the request of ICANN, EnCirca developed a business course for the DNS Entrepreneurial Center[6] in Giza, Egypt, a joint venture between ICANN and Egypt's National Telecom Regulatory Authority. Mr. Barrett presented the business class in five locations, including[7]:

  • March, 2015 - Giza, Egypt.
  • October, 2015 - Tunis, Tunisia
  • October, 2015 - Doha, Qatar
  • February, 2016 - Muscat, Oman
  • February, 2016 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From 2015-2017, Mr. Barrett served on the six-person Program Committee of the Middle East DNS Forum and presented at the Amman, Jordan; Tunis, Tunisia; and Giza, Egypt meetings[8].

Career History

Tom Barrett has over 30 years of experience in technology, including over 20 years of experience in internet development and management. EnCirca is a registration and validation specialist for restricted Registries and is currently providing exclusive validation and registration services for 10 Registries. EnCirca is the leading Registrar for: .BANK, .REALTOR, .PHARMACY, .JOBS and .TRAVEL TLDs. EnCirca is also a Trademark Agent for the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Prior to joining EnCirca, he helped Neustar in launching the IP Claims Rights Protection Services for the .biz gTLD.

Mr. Barrett was previously CEO of NetNames,and one of the founding board members of Afilias. He later sold NetNames to NetBenefit (LSE:NBT).

He also served as the Vice-President at Thomson CompuMark for 4 years from 1995 to 1999. where he led the development of the SAEGIS trademark research platform. He has also worked as a Product Manager at Ziff Davis/T&T New Media/Interchange Online Network, Senior Consultant at Accenture, CIM Engineer at General Electric Aircraft Engines and Automation Engineer at Pratt & Whitney.[9]


Mr. Barrett attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute for a BS degree and then later graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an MS degree, both in Mechanical Engineering.[10]


Barrett is interviewed by Raymond King at ICANN 42 in Dakar, Senegal.

Barrett is interviewed by Raymond King at ICANN 45 in Toronto, Canada.

Barrett is interviewed by Raymond King at ICANN 49 in Singapore.[11]