Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Paul V. Mockapetris
Born: November 18, 1948, in Boston Massachusetts, USA
- American Internet pioneer and computer scientist.
- Created the Internet DNS (Domain Name System) with Jon Postel.
- Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE.
- Former program manager for networking at the ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) of the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Domain Name System (Internet Technology) (1994).
- Development of the Domain Name System (1988).
- Handbook of Computer Communication Standards: Department of Defense Protocol Standards (1988).
- A perspective on name system design (1985).
- Experience with the distributed computer system (DCS) (1978).
- Design of network access arrangements (1976).
Honors and awards
- Honoris Causa (honorary degree) by Miguel Hernández University (UMH, Alicante, Spain) (2013).
- Inducted by the Internet Society into the Internet Hall of Fame as an "innovator" (2012).
- ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award for co-authoring paper "Development of the Domain Name System" (2006).
- ACM SIGCOMM Award for lifetime contribution (2005).
- IEEE Internet Award for his contributions to DNS (2003).
- John C. Dvorak Telecommunications Excellence Award "Personal Achievement - Network Engineering" for DNS design and implementation (1997).
- Chair of the Research Working Group of the U.S. Federal Networking Council.
- Chair of the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) (1994 to 1996).
"A friend of mine said I was smart enough to invent the DNS, but not smart enough to own it."