John Curran

John Curran

President and CEO at American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Joined on March 31, 2007 – United States
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John Curran is the President and CEO of ARIN. His Internet industry experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications.  Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization's technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company's nationwide network.  Mr. Curran also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization's strategic technology direction.  He led BBN's technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE.  He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having both co-chaired the IETF Operations and Network Management Area and served as a member of the IPng (IPv6) Directorate.

John is a founding member of the ARIN Board and served form inception to 2008 as Chairman of ARIN Board of Trustees.  Now, as President and CEO of ARIN, John is a non-elected full voting member of the Board.

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Why the Internet is Not Like a Railroad

Has President Macron Thrown Multistakeholderism Under the Bus at UN IGF 2018 Paris?

IPv6 and DNSSEC Are Respectively 20 and 19 Years Old. Same Fight and Challenges?

Addressing 2015 - Last One Standing!

Don't Give up on Membership

Why is ICANN Tax Exempt?

Will 2016 Politics Trump Bipartisan Support for the MSM and DOTCOM Act?

Can't Sell Your IPv4 Numbers? Try Leasing Them

A Primer on IPv4, IPv6 and Transition

The RIRs in a Post-IPv4 world: Is the End of IP Address Policy Making Nigh?

Names of the Inaugural Internet Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

We Are All Internet Exceptionalists Now

Borders, In Bankruptcy, Aims To Sell 65,536 IPv4 Addresses at $12/Address

Court Approves Nortel's Sale of IPv4 Addresses to Microsoft

Inquiring About the "Unthinkable"

A Politically Incorrect Guide to IPv6

IPv6 and Transitional Myths

IP Address Exhaustion In 12 Easy Questions

Facebook Outage Possibly Global

House of Cards

The Geo-Politics of ICANN vs ITU

At the ARIN Meeting

The ITU and IPv6 Transition: Controversy at the IGF

Is the Transition to IPv6 a "Market Failure?"

Private Cyber Investigators

FUD for Thought: ARIN Releases Comic Books

Note to John McCain: Technology Matters

Post IPv6 Mandate Resulted in No Significant Increase in IPv6 Traffic

European Commission Pushes IPv6 Forward

Comments on an IP Address Trading Market

The Internet Running Out of Everything?

Scarcity of IPv4 Addresses

ARIN Provides Latest Word on Need to Move to IPv6: Will Anyone Heed the Warning? (Does anyone care?)