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[icann-nominations] Acceptance of nomination
1. Full name:
2. E-mail address:
3. Organization you work for (if apply):
I work for Cisco Systems, Inc. However, I do not speak for Cisco.
My opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of
Cisco Systems, Inc.
4. Snail-mail address (street, city, country):
218 Carbonera Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95060-1500
5. The region that includes the country of which you are a citizen:
(I am a United States citizen)
6. The region that includes the country in which you reside:
(I reside in California, part of the United States.)
7. A clear statement of acceptance of the nomination:
I accept the nomination to fill one of the DNSO seats on the
8. If you are a Member of the Names Council, state your intention (*)
to resign from the Names Council if you are elected to the ICANN Board:
I am *not* a member of the Names Council.
9. A Curriculum Vitae (no more than 500 words long):
Karl Auerbach is presently a senior research and development engineer at
He has been working on Internet infrastructure since 1973.
He is an active member of the California State Bar and its section on
Karl is a co-founder of the Boston Working Group.
Karl's involvement with computers and networks began in 1968 at UCLA.
In the 1970's, at System Development Corporation, he designed
protocols for the Department of Defense. These ideas were used in the
original ARPAnet and in the design of TCP/IP.
Karl founded Epilogue Technology Corporation in 1986 where he created
one of the first commercial-grade SNMP engines. That code is now the
most widely deployed commercial implementation of SNMP.
Empirical Tools and Technology Corporation, founded by Karl, in 1991
focused on the development of active diagnostic tools for TCP/IP
networks. Empirical's products won several industry awards.
At Sun Microsystems, Karl worked on nomadic computing (i.e. where the
network user moves and his familiar work environment must follow
In 1995, Karl was among the group that started Precept Software, later
acquired by Cisco Systems. At both companies, Karl has been a
principal in the design and implementation of broadcast quality
Internet audio/video systems using a number of advanced network
capabilities, such as IP Multicast, RSVP/(QoS), and RTP/RTCP.
Karl has participated in the design of many Internet standards, among
which are SNMP, SNMPv2, MIB-I, MIB-II, CMOT, NetBios over TCP, RMON,
RTP/RTCP, and RSVP.
Karl was a principal in the 1993 TCP/IP bakeoff. He continues his
efforts to promote interoperability testing through his role on the
technical advisory committee of InterWorking Labs.
Karl has been a principal designer and builder of the networks for
Networld+INTEROP, providing him with firsthand experience with the
latest networking technologies and equipment.
Karl's SNMP software was used in both versions of the original Internet
Karl has also been an active in the IETF. He has participated in
several IETF working groups over the years and served as Co-Chair of
the Poised Working Group for a year.
For several years, Karl has been interested in the issues of
Karl's experience encompasses both the theoretical and practical
sides of networking. On one hand, he has designed and implemented
multi-level secure systems using formal proof of correctness
techniques, including the first operational B level secure operating
system. And he has prototyped nomadic computing using networks based
on cellular technologies and low earth orbit satellite technologies.
On the other hand, he has designed, engineered, debugged, and
maintained several commercial networks for organizations ranging from
banks to trade shows.
Karl is a frequent speaker at networking events, and has authored
several papers on various aspects of networking.
Karl obtained his BA from the University of California, Berkeley in
1972. He earned his a J.D. cum laude, in 1978 from Loyola-Marymount
of Los Angeles.
Karl is also an active backstage theatre techie with a professional
theatre company and he is helping to restore a 1923 mainline steam
10. A statement indicating your ideas, intentions and/or the reason why
you consider you should be elected to serve in the ICANN Board
(no more than 500 words):
I will promote fair, open, transparent, and accountable governance
of the Internet.
I will push for ICANN to operate with sensible budgeting, cost controls,
and other business procedures.
I will push for ICANN to adopt truely open, transparent, and
I will give high priority to the creation of an working At-Large
I will be continue to be involved in discussions and debates so that
I am fully informed on the issues; I will not hide behind a