SOURCE: Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

January 07, 2011 13:00 ET

ISC Board Appoints Internet Pioneer Barry Greene as Its New President

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) -  Leading Internet pioneer Barry Greene has been appointed by Paul Vixie to succeed him in his role as President of ISC. Vixie, Founder and President of ISC since its beginning, has accepted the role of Chairman and Chief Scientist. 

Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) was formed in 1994 by leading Internet pioneers who foresaw the need for an independent organization committed to developing the key Internet software needed to ensure for the greater good the resiliency and transparency of the Internet. ISC is best known as the developer and maintainer of BIND, which enjoys a global market share of more than 80% of the visible global Domain Name Servers. But ISC has also led the way in other core Internet technologies.

Greene brings with him over 30 years of Internet and Telecommunication industry experience from around the world. His reputation has been established over the last 20 years with a direct focus on the growth, stability, and resiliency of the global Internet through his work at Singapore Telecom, Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. His technical expertise and team building skills combined with strong business acumen uniquely equip him to face the new demands placed on ISC as it expands into its next phase of growth and development. Greene's passion for a robust and independent Internet aligns well with ISC's public benefit mission of supporting the infrastructure of the Internet by developing and maintaining core production quality software, protocols, operations and services for the common good.

"I am excited to lead this very talented ISC team through its next phase of growth and development," said Barry. "ISC has long served the Internet for the common good and has as such developed many hidden gems that we can now convert into a self-sustaining business model, to further fund its growth and development. ISC will continue to consistently use its software know-how, groundbreaking work with Internet protocols, and deep operational experience to invigorate the vision of the Internet while providing critical infrastructure support to global Enterprises and Service Providers."

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About ISC
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation widely known for world-class Internet software engineering and network operations. Its founders include key Internet pioneers Rick Adams, Paul Vixie, and Carl Malamud with other key Internet luminaries, Dave Farber, Steve Wolfe and Fred Baker serving on its Board.

ISC software, of which BIND and ISC DHCP are the two best-known examples, is always open-source. Our passion is Internet core technology. Our widely-imitated Managed Open Source process ensures the quality of our software while keeping it completely open and available. ISC operates high-reliability global networks of DNS root servers (F-root) and authoritative DNS servers (SNS@ISC) both for non-profit and commercial enterprises. ISC continues to be involved in Internet protocol and standards development, particularly in the areas of DNSSEC and IPv6. ISC is supported by donations from generous sponsors, by program membership fees, and by specific fees for services. For program or donation information, please visit our website at

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