Mark has more than 25 years of operational and policy experience with Internet naming, addressing and security. In addition, he has extensive experience in large-scale internetworking. Since 2012, Mark has been a member of the UK delegation to the ITU’s Study Group on Security and has been the UK lead on Cloud Computing Security. He is also part of the UK delegation to the ITU’s Study Group 20 on the Internet of Things. Mark provides expertise in DNS infrastructure including registry and registrar operations and protocol development for the DNS. In particular, he has recently conducted research for UNESCO on the usability of Internationalized Domain Names.
Mark has led major projects and studies in the United Kingdom for HMG / BIS / DCMS, Ofcom and ICANN including major studies on IPv6 Deployment, CGN Technologies and DNSSEC. He is an active contributor to work in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and ICANN, and he is involved in the development of global internet addressing standards and policies. He is also a regular contributor to the work of the Regional Internet Registries, including serving as the Chair of ICANN’s Address Supporting Organisation.
Prior to working for IANA, Mark was the Senior Strategist for IP Addressing and Naming at BT for four years.