Vice President of Corporate Services, Afilias
Joined on June 7, 2010 – United States
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John Kane is the Vice President of Corporate Services for Afilias. For the last ten years, John has focused on the online/Internet industry, specifically in the area of domain name management, brand protection and Internet security. Currently, in his role at Afilias, John oversees the continuing expansion of Afilias' product offerings.
John was integral in Afilias' bid for the .INFO Top Level Domain in 2001, and contributed as Marketing Task Force Leader where he led initial branding, marketing and public relations while working for the Corporation Service Company (CSC). He then held a place on the Afilias Board of Directors until 2007.
John spent 7 years facilitating growth at CSC and its affiliate, The Company Corporation, while leading their sales, marketing and branding efforts. Most recently, John held an Executive Vice President position at Demand Media and served as President of its subsidiary, eNom, Inc., an ICANN accredited registrar.
Internationalized domain names (IDNs) have been available to Internet users for many years, but this year the first fully non-Latin IDN domains have become enabled by ICANN and country-code top-level domain registries. The recent success of the launch of Russia's .рф (.rf) ccTLD shows that there is an enormous demand for domain names in Internet users' native languages. more»
Within the last year or two, I've heard people express an opinion to the effect that if the domain name industry put as much focus on preventing distributed denial of service attacks as we have on implementing DNSSEC, the Internet would be a safer place. While there may be a grain of truth there, I suggest that this kind of thinking presents us with something of a false dichotomy. more»
As the industry-wide paradigm shift to cloud computing and software-as-a-service gradually continues to make the transition from buzz to reality, security and availability continue to emerge as the main barriers to customer adoption. A recent ISACA survey of over 1,800 US IT professionals found that only 17 percent believe the benefits of cloud computing outweigh the risks. Only one in 10 respondents said they would consider using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for mission-critical applications. more»
The barriers to DNSSEC adoption are quickly disappearing. There are nearly 20 top-level domains that have already deployed DNSSEC including generic TLDs like .org and .gov. This July, the DNS root will also be signed, and will begin validating. At this point, the decision for remaining TLDs to deploy DNSSEC is really no longer a question. more»