Marc Blanchet

Marc Blanchet

Internet Network Engineer and Consultant
Joined on June 8, 2015 – Canada
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Marc Blanchet is President of Viagenie, a consulting and R&D;firm in advanced IP networking engineering, with focus on IPv6, DNS, VoIP, internationalization and space networking. On the i18n standards, he was the co-chair of the first IETF idn working group and co-authored Nameprep(RFC3491) and Stringprep (RFC3454) and Precis framework(RFC7564).  He has been co-chair of vcarddav, precis, iri, sunset4, dtn and ianaplan IETF working groups. At ICANN, he is member of the Root zone LGR Integration Panel and was part of the ICANN IDN Variants User Experience team. His company was also in the engineering team that started CIRA, the .ca TLD registry. He is currently a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).  He is also involved in space networking, by chairing the CCSDS SANA wg and is the architect of the SANA registry for space protocols.

He authored the "Migrating to IPv6" book published by Wiley and co-authored the Cisco IPv6 course. Marc receives a master's degree in electrical engineering from Laval University.

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6th Registration Operations Workshop (ROW), Madrid, Friday May 12th 2017

The Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) was conceived as an informal industry conference that would provide a forum for discussion of the technical aspects of registration operations in the domain name system. The 6th ROW will be held in Madrid, on Friday May 12th 2017 in the afternoon, immediately after the GDD Industry Summit and prior to ICANN DNS Symposium and OARC 26, using the same venue as all above-mentioned events. more

Registration Operations Workshop at ICANN57 Hyderabad

Following a very successful series of workshops held during IETF meetings, the next Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) is now being held during the upcoming ICANN meeting in Hyderabad, India. While the previous workshops were of advanced topics attended by industry experts, the current one will be more of a tutorial and is open to all interested parties. more

Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) at IETF-93: RDAP as a Successor of Whois

The next Registration Operations Workshop will take place at the start of IETF 93 on Sunday, July 19th, 2015. The focus of this workshop is on the Registration Data Access Protocol, the successor of Whois. RDAP is a combined protocol for IP addresses and names registration data. Therefore, we are expecting both domain names and RIR communities to attend the workshop. more

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WhoisDomain NamesRegistry ServicesICANNNew TLDsPrivacyDNS

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