Steve Crocker

Stephen D. Crocker (born October 15, 1944, in Pasadena, California) is the inventor of the Request for Comments series, authoring the very first RFC and many more. He received his bachelor's degree (1968) and PhD (1977) from the University of California, Los Angeles. Crocker is chair of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN.Steve Crocker has worked in the Internet community since its inception. As a UCLA graduate student in the 1960s, he was part of the team that developed the protocols for the ARPANET which were the foundation for today's Internet. For this work, Crocker was awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet Award.
Posts about Steve Crocker
  • For only the second time, ICANN tells the GAC to get stuffed

    … ICANN’s board of directors has decided to formally disagree with its Governmental Advisory Committee for what I believe is only the second time in the organization’s history. In a letter to new GAC chair Thomas Schneider today, ICANN chair Steve Crocker took issue with the fact that the GAC recently advised the board to cut the GNSO from…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • ICANN board bill tops $2 million

    … contribution from CEO Fadi Chehade. Chehade’s salary was $559,999. He also received $253,826 in bonuses and accumulated expenses totaling $519,421. FY14 was of course the year in which Chehade and members of the board traveled extensively for outreach related to the IANA stewardship transition process and the NetMundial initiative. Related posts: Two more years! Chehade stays at ICANN with $100,000 pay raise Graham beats Doria to ICANN board Afilias exec returns to ICANN board …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • ICANN board getting three new directors

    … less than a year. Kleinwachter stepped in to replace Judith Vazquez, who mysteriously quit two years into her three-year term. NomCom has, unsurprisingly, selected ICANN chair Steve Crocker for a board seat again. Under the ICANN bylaws, it will be Crocker’s third and final three-year term. Chris Disspain of auDA will also begin his second term…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • ICANN holds its ground on weaseled GAC advice

    … While many members of the community are getting upset about the plan to make it harder for ICANN’s board to overrule GAC advice, today we got a reminder that the board is not the GAC’s lapdog. The New gTLD Program Committee is standing firm on the way it creatively reinterpreted Governmental Advisory Committee advice to make it less punishing…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
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