Los Angeles, California… Matt Larson, an expert in Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure & security, has joined the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) as Vice President of Research.
“We are incredibly excited to have Matt on our team,” said David Conrad, Chief Technology Officer. “An industry Vet, he brings to ICANN over twenty-five years of experience in designing & operating critical DNS architecture & developing and implementing innovative research programs.”
Larson comes to ICANN from Dyn, where he worked as their Chief Technology Officer, focused on engineering & technical architecture. He has also worked for Verisign & Hewlett-Packard, & served as Chairman of the Board of the DNS Operations, Analysis & Research Center (DNS-OARC) and Vice Chair of ICANN’s Root Server System Advisory Council (RSSAC).
Matt will lead a team of researchers to develop ICANN’s research strategy. Building a world-class research competency is part of the office of the CTO’s larger efforts to constantly improve knowledge about the identifiers ICANN helps coordinate.
He has written three books on the DNS, including DNS on Windows Server 2003 & DNS on Windows, & is a co-host of the “Ask Mr. DNS Podcast”. He currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife & two children, & works out of ICANN’s Washington, D.C. Engagement Center.
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