DNS and networking engineer, CEO at Dyn Inc
Joined on February 1, 2009 – United States
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Jeremy Hitchcock walked into Dyn Inc in 2001 as an unpaid shipper, responsible for putting little boxes inside of bigger boxes. Working his way up from the mail room, the 27-year-old techie is now the CEO and CFO of the company, responsible for advancing and growing the company through his "jack-of-all-trades" aptitude while counseling Dyn's legal, financial, HR, marketing, engineering, and product development departments and providing strategic direction for the company as a whole. Jeremy brings his garage-tech enthusiasm and his degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute to Dynamic Network Services (known simply as Dyn Inc.), turning this startup into an upstart.
Under Jeremy's leadership, Dyn Inc. became the fastest growing DNS provider in the world, teaching people how to "break free" from their old DNS provider and offering a superior level of personal interaction and customer service. He helped nurture a free open-source project into a vibrant technology company that currently boasts more than two million customers growing. He has been a presenter at numerous conferences and events, including Web 2.0 and Interop, and he participates in many industry consortiums and organizations, including ICANN SSAC and NANOG.
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It is a safe assumption that if you are reading this post, you like technology. If that is the case, then you understand the tremendous economic, cultural, and human rights benefits an open, universal, and free Internet provides. That freedom is under attack. And it is our responsibilities, as stakeholders in a successful Internet, to balance governments and have an open dialog on the topic. more»
This week, 17 individuals from about a dozen organizations in the DNS space met up in Manchester, NH at the Dyn Inc. headquarters for a first of its kind Summit for DNS industry insiders. Called "Inside Baseball," we wanted to bring people together from every spectrum of the DNS industry to inspire collaboration and innovation. more»
The registries (gTLDS) are all moving towards signing in about a year. PIR and .org is going to be first with .edu, .biz, and others closely behind. The root is scheduled to be signed in the beginning of July (end of June looking at the holiday calendar) being the biggest milestone. Some of the roots already contain DNSSEC information. Other ccTLDs continue to turn DNSSEC on with countries on every continent signed. more»
Last time the ICANN faithful gathered in Sydney, there was a fair bit of unrest and some big unknowns. The Implementation Recommendation Taskforce (IRT) report on how Intellectual Property (IP) could be protected in the era of new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) stirred the pot as did, to a lesser extent, the issue of Registry-Registrar separation in new TLDs. Additionally, everyone had big questions on their minds - when the root would be signed (and DNSSEC fully implemented)... Four months later and five thousand miles almost due north, the netizens gathering at ICANN 36 in Seoul know the answers to some of those very important questions. more»
As I've been getting ready to catch my plane for ICANN 35 (Sydney), I can't help but thinking that there are a lot of things going down these days that will dramatically affect makeup of the Internet for years to come. Next year at this time, the root could be a very, very different place. A few of the items that will be getting deconstructed, discussed, debated Down Under are outlined below... more»
We've heard on this site and many other trade journals that the IPv4 address space is running out (and a unique proposal about simulating outages) and that dire consequences occur if we do not act. Last week in Las Vegas, the Interop show took place. An unofficial count of 14,000 technology buyers and enthusiasts attended. While much lower than its record (over 100,000 strong), the show is still the biggest technology show which features a major presence by virtually every networking vendor. ...we decided to walk the Interop Expo and ask the IPv6 support question to see if the mainstream corporate and enterprise space agrees with the need to think beyond IPv4. more»
This past February, around 100 DNS industry experts met in Atlanta, GA for the "The Global DNS Security, Stability, & Resiliency Symposium." Organized by ICANN and hosted by Georgia Tech, this event was to strengthen personal relationships between operators and review what we know about the DNS infrastructure... The content included three breakout groups over two days: Enterprise Use of DNS, DNS in Resource Constrained Environments, and Combating Malicious Use of DNS... more»
Today is a historic day as the first generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) has been signed. Only a few other top level domains, all of which are country code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs), have been signed to date. This step is part of the first phase of adoption. Authoritative DNS servers need to sign and publish their zones. The second part is for the resolvers on the Internet to validate the keys. Both systems working together will provide security in the DNS. more»