Why am I running?
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I believe the Internet is the greatest thing ever created by humanity for bringing about the Global Village and making the world a much better place.
From e-mail to information to education to e-commerce. The vast amount of information and resources that is being made available are expanding at such an explosive rate that ICANN has been given the task of helping with the growth of the Internet.
The cost of presenting ideas, information, goods and services to a global community has never been lower and the cost is dropping daily. The Internet being virtually stateless, has opened up new avenues of expression and has helped people and cultures worldwide to exchange ideas and bring about the Global Village in a form similar in concept from the 1970's.
Originally ICANN's role was to administer the Domain Name System on behalf of all Internet users worldwide. With the creation of the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy, this administration system to on a significant role in the affairs of every member of the Internet community. This is a neutral forum for resolving trademark, copyright, domain hijacking and cybersquatting issues.
This freedom is not without cost.
Without independent participation and viewpoints, the internet is in danger of becoming a tool of repression of the same depth and reach that is currently available as a force of freedom of speech and expression.
To guide this process ICANN is electing 5 At-Large Members from the Internet Community. I wanna be one!