Executive Vice President & CTO, Afilias
Joined on August 5, 2004
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Ram Mohan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Afilias Limited where he directs the company's strategy and operations worldwide.
Ram Mohan serves as the Security & Stability Advisory Committee's liaison to the Board of Directors of ICANN. He helped write the IDN Guidelines that has been widely adopted by registries worldwide and is an active participant in Internationalization efforts worldwide. He is a member of the ICANN Security & Stability Committee (SSAC), and has served on four ICANN Nominating Committees (NomCom). Ram was the Chair of the ICANN GNSO Internationalized Domain Names Working Group and a member of the ICANN Whois task force. He sits on the boards of various educational and leadership organizations in the Philadelphia area.
Ram helped guide Afilias from a startup firm in 2001 with $0 in revenues into the world's largest domain name registry service provider, serving over 14 million domain names. He led the team that conducted the historic transition of the .ORG registry from VeriSign to the non-profit Public Interest Registry, and helped create the technology, business and policy foundations behind the successful .mobi and .asia top level domains and the launch of the .me domain in 2008. In 2004, Ram and his company were appointed as a technology advisor to the Indian Government to liberalize the .IN country code domain name. Working in close coordination with government, industry and civil society, Ram led the team responsible for the transformation of the .IN domain from 7,000 names registered at the start of 2005 to over 500,000 names in 2008.
Afilias, based in Ireland with offices in the US, Canada, India, UK and Germany, is the registry operator for the .INFO and .AERO domains, the registry services provider for the .ORG, .MOBI and .ASIA domains and 8 sovereign country domains (ccTLDs).
The opinions posted here are Ram's and not those of Afilias.
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