Jothan is a 20 year veteran within the domain name industry and long time participant in ICANN. He serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for evaluation of registry services and registrar systems, and has extensive experience in senior leadership roles within the domain name industry.
Jothan works with gTLD, ccTLD, registrars, and Fortune 500 clients to provide long term business value in their domain name distribution strategies. Jothan is one of the ICANN community’s most familiar and friendly faces and has worked with most of the registrars and registries to help maximize channel relationships and TLD strategies. Jothan has successfully launched several TLDs into the registrar channel and has close relationships with key players in each geographic market. He has also launched and helped to launch a number of successful domain name conferences such as DomainFest, Domain Roundtable, Dot-nxt, newdomain.org, and the NamesCon conference events.
Jothan is technology inventor, having created a number of widely used patented technologies for Oracle and VeriSign. He is deeply involved in ICANN’s policy development working groups, contributes to development of Internet standards, is a member of the Internet Society.