ICANN today announced that Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), has agreed to serve as Senior Security Advisor to the Generic Domains Division and its President, Akram Atallah.
“The Domain Name System has met the needs of the Internet for secure and reliable service and growth in size and function,” said Mockapetris. “I’m looking forward to helping ICANN continue that tradition.”
Mockapetris created the DNS in the 1980s while at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute.
He also has been an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force since its inception, serving as its chairman from 1994-1996.
Paul Mockapetris was also recently named chairman of ICANN‘s Strategy Panel on Identifier Technology Innovation.