CIRA Elections - Support For Frank Michlick

September 7, 2011

Dear DOAC Member and domain owners:                                       
The DOAC needs your help urgently. CIRA Board elections are underway. The best way for domain name owners to be effectively heard at CIRA is to have a domainer on the Board. Many of you know or are familiar with Frank Michlick, an entrepreneur and consultant, who has worked with domainers for over the past 10 years. Frank has resigned from involvement with the DOAC in order to run for a directorship.

Frank is seeking a seat on the CIRA Board and we can count on him to ensure that our voice is heard loud and clear. We would therefore encourage you to show your support and vote for Frank. DOAC fully endorses Frank's candidacy and we hope that we can count on your support as well.

In order to show your support and vote however, you must be a CIRA member. Many of you have CIRA logins as .ca owners, BUT THAT IS NOT THE SAME THING AS BEING A CIRA MEMBER. Becoming a CIRA member involves a separate application. You can become a CIRA member by registering here:

It will take you
no more than five minutes and we suggest you scan and upload your ID rather than use the ID guarantor option, since we believe that your registration will be processed sooner this way. If you have a domains under a corporation and/or personal domain names, you may be eligible for a number of votes by designating someone else to vote on your behalf in the name of the company.

To be included on the Final Members' Slate, Member Nominees must receive the support of at least 20 CIRA Members. Members will be able to show support until 6:00 p.m. (ET) on September 8, 2011 by visiting

Voting will then take place between September 21 and 28, 2011. Results will be posted on CIRA's web site on or before October 5, 2011. Voting can be done online or at the CIRA Annual General Meeting. You can register to attend the Annual General Meeting here:

PLEASE – make sure you are registered and get out your support before September 8 as said above, and then follow up and vote in the election.  More information on the election and its timeline can be found here:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the below DOAC executives.
Rick Silver,
Harold Simpkins,
Jeffrey Behrendt,
Larry Franschman,
Peter Maxymych,

You can contact Frank Michlick at

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think could be interested - more information about the DOAC can be found at , Frank is currently setting up an election website at .

Yours truly,

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