Darshaun Nadeau is actively involved in the international domain community. He also sits on the board of the Domain Name Business Association in Japan and previously held the vice-board position on the Japan Internet Providers Association. He is one of the first non-Japanese to be integrally involved in the Japanese domain space, and among the early pioneers of the Japanese domain market in general.
Darshaun majored in Japanese language studies at San Francisco State University and also completed 2 years of Japanese language studies in Japan at Tokyo International University and Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
Darshaun founded Solis in 2001, which became both ICANN and JPRS accredited. His company became a certified JPNIC member in 1999, then was closely involved at the time of the JPNIC/JPRS transition in 2001. Solis was later acquired by Japan's largest domain and hosting company, GMO Internet in 2005.
Outside of business, Darshaun is an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer. He sailed his boat across the Pacific Ocean in 2008, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and has climbed in the Himalayas. He also enjoys surfing, kayaking, skiing, cycling and many other sports which have taken him to more that 40 countries in his travels around the world.