ISC founder Paul Vixie recently joined the elite ranks of membership in the Internet Hall of Fame. Each Hall of Fame member has made significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. Most of the work for which Dr. Vixie was cited was accomplished while he was at ISC, and ISC was definitely guided and shaped by his vision.
Named to the Hall of Fame as an Internet Innovator, Dr. Vixie’s extensive technical contributions include DNS protocol design and procedure, mechanisms to achieve operational robustness of DNS implementations, and significant contributions to open source software principles and methodology. He also created and launched the first successful commercial anti-spam service. His relentless innovation and leadership in Internet infrastructure has unquestionably made the Internet a better, faster, and safer place.
Dr. Vixie joins two members of ISC’s Board of Directors in the Internet Hall of Fame: Dr. David Farber and Dr. Stephen Wolff.
Paul Vixie left ISC in 2013 to found Farsight Security, where he is its Chairman and CEO.