Joi Ito

Joi Ito

Joined on April 11, 2005
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Joichi Ito is the CEO of Creative Commons. He is a co-founder and board member of Digital Garage JSD:4819. He is on the board of CCC TYO:4756 and Tucows AMEX:TCX. He is a Senior Visiting Researcher of Keio Research Institute at Shonan Fujisawa Campus in Japan. He is the Chairman of Six Apart Japan the weblog software company. He is on board of a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation, WITNESS and Global Voices. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Technorati, Flickr, SocialText, Dopplr,, Rupture, Kongregate and other Internet companies. He maintains a weblog where he regularly shares his thoughts with the online community. He is the Guild Custodian of the World of Warcraft guild, We Know.

Ito was listed by Time Magazine as a member of the “Cyber-Elite” in 1997. Ito was listed as one of the 50 “Stars of Asia” by BusinessWeek and commended by the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in 2000. He was selected by the World Economic Forum in 2001 as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”, chosen by Newsweek as a member of the “Leaders of The Pack” in 2005, and listed by Vanity Fair as a member of “The Next Establishment” in 2007. Ito was also named by Businessweek as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Web in 2008.

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2005 - Jul 22 on The Internets
2005 - Jun 03 on Some Notes on the .XXX Top-Level Domain
2005 - Apr 12 on In Pursuit of IDN Perfection?
2005 - Apr 12 on In Pursuit of IDN Perfection?

Topic Interests

DNSNew TLDsDomain NamesICANNCybersecurityInternet GovernancePrivacyCensorshipRegistry ServicesAccess ProvidersMobile InternetTelecomIPv6 TransitionLawPolicy & RegulationMultilinguismWeb

Recent Blogs

The Issue of License Proliferation

Is Mobile Internet Really Such a Good Thing?

Three Years With ICANN

The “Parked Domain Monetization” Business

The Internets

Popular Posts

The “Parked Domain Monetization” Business

Some Notes on the .XXX Top-Level Domain

The Internets

In Pursuit of IDN Perfection?

ICANN Call for Submissions of Interest for Leadership