Woodcock - Bill

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Bill Woodcock is the executive director of Packet Clearing House, the international non-governmental organization that builds and supports critical Internet infrastructure, including Internet exchange points and the core of the domain name system. In addition to serving on the boards of other Internet governance and policy organizations like the American Registry for Internet Numbers, the Internet Service Provider Consortium, and the Internet Capacity Development Consortium, Bill has founded or served as president of four commercial global-scale Internet service provision and content delivery networks since 1989. In that time, Bill has also helped establish more than one hundred and forty public Internet Exchange Points in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, and he was principal author of the Multicast DNS and Operator Requirements of Infrastructure Management Methods IETF drafts. In the early nineties, he pioneered IGP and EGP-based topological load balancing techniques using IP Anycast technology; research that provided the basis upon which root DNS servers have been deployed since the late 1990s. Bill also co-founded the INOC-DBA critical-infrastructure protection hotline communications system in 2002, which more than three thousand Internet networks around the world use to coordinate security responses today.