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

    … on compensation. ICANN directors get $35,000 per year basic, plus another $5,000 for each board committee they chair. Board chair Steve Crocker gets $75,000 and accumulated $149,000 in FY2014 expenses. Six directors chose to receive no compensation whatsoever, though they all racked up travel expenses. The $2 million total does not include any…

    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

    … on a few dozen new gTLD registries. The NGPC passed a resolution on Monday approving an updated scorecard to send to the GAC. ICANN chair Steve Crocker delivered it to GAC chair Heather Dryden yesterday. A “GAC scorecard” is a table of the GAC’s demands, taken from the formal advice it issues at the end of each public meeting, with the NGPC’s…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
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