Internet Pioneer Paul Mockapetris Joins Nominum Board of Directors

Newest Board Member Created Domain Name System Essential to Global Networking



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Nominum

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nominum, the world
 leader in development and support of Internet naming and address management
 solutions, announced the addition of Paul Mockapetris to the company's board
 of directors.  Mockapetris invented the original Domain Name System (DNS),
 wrote its first implementation and has participated in its evolution.  DNS is
 at the base of every e-mail and web access today and may well be involved in
 every phone call and mobile data access tomorrow.  DNS software lets users
 locate other computers on the Internet by typing in a domain name (such as
 www.nominum.com) instead of having to use numeric Internet Protocol addresses.
 Mockapetris will offer strategic direction and provide insight surrounding
 Nominum's current and future DNS software products and service offerings.
     "I'm excited by the challenge of helping Nominum deliver the 24x7 Internet
 infrastructure reliability modern businesses demand. Nominum has the best team
 around. I'm confident we'll succeed," said Paul Mockapetris.
     In the early 1980s, Mockapetris began developing DNS while working in the
 Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, where
 he later became director. As former chairman of the Internet Engineering Task
 Force (IETF), Mockapetris maintains his membership and continues to design the
 Internet's fundamental infrastructure.
     "Paul's incredible knowledge base and business experience will be
 invaluable as we develop next generation DNS applications," said Will Thomas,
 president and CEO of Nominum. "Paul's work on DNS has already changed how the
 world communicates. Now it's time to change the way the world does business."
     Known as a pragmatic visionary, Mockapetris has applied his technical
 expertise to help several Internet businesses off the ground.  He was director
 of engineering and the second employee at @Home. In addition, Mockapetris
 served as CTO at several start-ups including Software.com, Fiberlane (which
 split into Cerent and Siara) and Urban Media Communications.
     Mockapetris holds an undergraduate degree in physics from MIT and a
 doctorate in information and computer sciences from UC Irvine.
 
     About Nominum
     Nominum, Inc. is the world's leading provider of Internet naming and
 address management solutions.  Nominum offers enterprise customers, e-commerce
 businesses, Internet Service Providers and telecommunications companies
 infrastructure assistance with their most demanding name and IP address
 management requirements via training, technical support, consulting and our
 DNS hosting solution Global Name Service (GNS).  Nominum supports and writes
 the DNS implementation known as Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND), the most
 commonly used domain name server on the Internet, as well as Dynamic Host
 Configuration Protocol (DHCP), the most widely used Open Source software for
 the automated assignment of IP addresses. BIND and DHCP are freely available
 as Open Source via the Internet Software Consortium's website:
 http://www.isc.org/ . For more information about Nominum, please visit their
 web site at www.nominum.com.
 
 

SOURCE Nominum
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nominum, the world
 leader in development and support of Internet naming and address management
 solutions, announced the addition of Paul Mockapetris to the company's board
 of directors.  Mockapetris invented the original Domain Name System (DNS),
 wrote its first implementation and has participated in its evolution.  DNS is
 at the base of every e-mail and web access today and may well be involved in
 every phone call and mobile data access tomorrow.  DNS software lets users
 locate other computers on the Internet by typing in a domain name (such as
 www.nominum.com) instead of having to use numeric Internet Protocol addresses.
 Mockapetris will offer strategic direction and provide insight surrounding
 Nominum's current and future DNS software products and service offerings.
     "I'm excited by the challenge of helping Nominum deliver the 24x7 Internet
 infrastructure reliability modern businesses demand. Nominum has the best team
 around. I'm confident we'll succeed," said Paul Mockapetris.
     In the early 1980s, Mockapetris began developing DNS while working in the
 Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, where
 he later became director. As former chairman of the Internet Engineering Task
 Force (IETF), Mockapetris maintains his membership and continues to design the
 Internet's fundamental infrastructure.
     "Paul's incredible knowledge base and business experience will be
 invaluable as we develop next generation DNS applications," said Will Thomas,
 president and CEO of Nominum. "Paul's work on DNS has already changed how the
 world communicates. Now it's time to change the way the world does business."
     Known as a pragmatic visionary, Mockapetris has applied his technical
 expertise to help several Internet businesses off the ground.  He was director
 of engineering and the second employee at @Home. In addition, Mockapetris
 served as CTO at several start-ups including Software.com, Fiberlane (which
 split into Cerent and Siara) and Urban Media Communications.
     Mockapetris holds an undergraduate degree in physics from MIT and a
 doctorate in information and computer sciences from UC Irvine.
 
     About Nominum
     Nominum, Inc. is the world's leading provider of Internet naming and
 address management solutions.  Nominum offers enterprise customers, e-commerce
 businesses, Internet Service Providers and telecommunications companies
 infrastructure assistance with their most demanding name and IP address
 management requirements via training, technical support, consulting and our
 DNS hosting solution Global Name Service (GNS).  Nominum supports and writes
 the DNS implementation known as Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND), the most
 commonly used domain name server on the Internet, as well as Dynamic Host
 Configuration Protocol (DHCP), the most widely used Open Source software for
 the automated assignment of IP addresses. BIND and DHCP are freely available
 as Open Source via the Internet Software Consortium's website:
 http://www.isc.org/ . For more information about Nominum, please visit their
 web site at www.nominum.com.
 
 SOURCE  Nominum