David has been involved with internet governance issues, including domain names, for over ten years. This began in 1995 commencing with an Australian government report on online content regulation issues for the then Australian Broadcasting Authority, now the Australian Communications and Media Authority. This was followed in 1999 with a stint with the Internet Watch Foundation in the UK investigating what European internet users thought appropriate in a content filtering scheme.
In 2000 David has his first involvement in domain names working for the Austrian registry, nic.at, where one of his roles was to find news and information on DNS issues around the world for Austrian internet users.
This was followed by stints with the Communications Law Centre (Melbourne, Australia) on a project to explain to webhosts and ISPs the content regulation scheme in Australia and then with Becta, the lead agency for ICT in education in the UK investigating the use of new technologies in schools.
Since 2002 David has operated an online media monitoring service dealing with internet governance issues, and in particular domain names. Clients include ICANN and a number of registries and registrars around the world. For more information, see GoldsteinReport.com. David’s expertise lies in his knowledge of domain names, along with his excellent online research skills.
His interest and expertise led to David being asked to present a paper at Domain Pulse in 2007 in Baden, Switzerland, the domain name industry event for the German speaking countries, on How to Make Money from Domain Names. He was also a director of auDA, the .au domain name policy and regulatory body from 2005 to 2007 and has represented internet users on the auDA Names Policy Panels in 2007 and 2010.