Ram Mohan

Ram Mohan

Chief Operating Officer at Afilias
Joined on August 5, 2004
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About

Ram Mohan is the Chief Operating Officer at Afilias Limited where he manages the strategy and overall business direction of Afilias.

Ram Mohan serves as the Security & Stability Advisory Committee’s liaison to the Board of Directors of ICANN. He helped write the IDN Guidelines that has been widely adopted by registries worldwide and is an active participant in Internationalization efforts worldwide. He is a member of the ICANN Security & Stability Committee (SSAC), and has served on four ICANN Nominating Committees (NomCom). Ram was the Chair of the ICANN GNSO Internationalized Domain Names Working Group and a member of the ICANN Whois task force. He sits on the boards of various educational and leadership organizations in the Philadelphia area.

Ram helped guide Afilias from a startup firm in 2001 with $0 in revenues into the world’s largest domain name registry service provider, serving over 14 million domain names. He led the team that conducted the historic transition of the .ORG registry from VeriSign to the non-profit Public Interest Registry, and helped create the technology, business and policy foundations behind the successful .mobi and .asia top level domains and the launch of the .me domain in 2008. In 2004, Ram and his company were appointed as a technology advisor to the Indian Government to liberalize the .IN country code domain name. Working in close coordination with government, industry and civil society, Ram led the team responsible for the transformation of the .IN domain from 7,000 names registered at the start of 2005 to over 500,000 names in 2008.

Afilias, based in Ireland with offices in the US, Canada, India, UK and Germany, is the registry operator for the .INFO and .AERO domains, the registry services provider for the .ORG, .MOBI and .ASIA domains and 8 sovereign country domains (ccTLDs).

The opinions posted here are Ram’s and not those of Afilias.

Except where otherwise noted, all postings by Ram Mohan on CircleID are licensed under a Creative Commons License.

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2014 - Dec 09 on Which Domains Stand the Strongest Against Phishing Attacks?
2014 - Dec 09 on Which Domains Stand the Strongest Against Phishing Attacks?
2014 - Dec 09 on Which Domains Stand the Strongest Against Phishing Attacks?
2014 - Dec 09 on Which Domains Stand the Strongest Against Phishing Attacks?
2014 - Feb 07 on More Problems Crop Up With Universal Acceptance of Top Level Domains
2012 - Mar 27 on NASA Teething Troubles Teach a DNSSEC Lesson
2012 - Jan 16 on What ICANN is Doing Wrong
2011 - Aug 03 on ICANN, the New gTLD Program, and Our Responsibility for the Internet
2011 - Jun 02 on New gTLDs: Will Application Developers Be Ready In Time to Secure User Confidence?
2011 - Mar 24 on DNSSEC Deployment Reaching Critical Mass
2011 - Mar 23 on DNSSEC Deployment Reaching Critical Mass
2011 - Mar 23 on DNSSEC Deployment Reaching Critical Mass
2010 - Sep 30 on Will US Government Directives Spur IPv6 Adoption?
2010 - Sep 30 on Will US Government Directives Spur IPv6 Adoption?
2010 - Sep 30 on Silvia Hagen: It's Not About IPv6 Transition But Urgent Integration
2010 - Sep 30 on Will US Government Directives Spur IPv6 Adoption?
2010 - May 18 on The Sad State of WHOIS, and Why Criminals Love It
2010 - May 17 on Scene Behind the Screen of IDN ccTLDs
2010 - Apr 15 on Operational Challenges When Implementing DNSSEC
2010 - Jan 14 on $111M Good Reasons to Cancel Your Twitter Account
2010 - Jan 14 on $111M Good Reasons to Cancel Your Twitter Account
2009 - Nov 11 on Dot-Biz Saga
2009 - Nov 11 on Dot-Biz Saga
2009 - Nov 11 on Dot-Biz Saga
2008 - Jul 11 on Why New TLDs Don't Matter
2008 - Jul 11 on Why New TLDs Don't Matter
2008 - Jun 25 on Potential Danger Ahead for Registrants: dot-info Abusive Domain Use Policy
2008 - Jun 25 on Potential Danger Ahead for Registrants: dot-info Abusive Domain Use Policy
2007 - Mar 21 on Commercial DNSSEC?
2007 - Mar 14 on Domain Aftermarket Overdue for an "Asset Repricing"
2007 - Mar 14 on ITU Launches IDN Survey and ccTLD Outreach
2006 - Dec 19 on How India's .IN Domain Rouses from its Slumber
2006 - Dec 15 on AFNIC and DNS Server Redelegation
2006 - Aug 31 on Why We Need to Find Solutions on Internet Governance As Soon As Possible
2006 - Aug 30 on Why We Need to Find Solutions on Internet Governance As Soon As Possible
2006 - Aug 30 on Why We Need to Find Solutions on Internet Governance As Soon As Possible
2006 - Aug 29 on Why We Need to Find Solutions on Internet Governance As Soon As Possible
2006 - Aug 29 on Why We Need to Find Solutions on Internet Governance As Soon As Possible
2006 - Aug 17 on When Will Google™ Become Generic?
2006 - Aug 10 on Nation of Cameroon Typo-Squats the Entire .com Space
2006 - Aug 10 on Nation of Cameroon Typo-Squats the Entire .com Space
2006 - Aug 08 on Nation of Cameroon Typo-Squats the Entire .com Space
2006 - Aug 08 on Nation of Cameroon Typo-Squats the Entire .com Space
2006 - Aug 07 on Nation of Cameroon Typo-Squats the Entire .com Space
2006 - Aug 07 on Nation of Cameroon Typo-Squats the Entire .com Space
2006 - Jun 13 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 12 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 12 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 12 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 12 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 08 on ITU Launches IDN Survey and ccTLD Outreach
2006 - Jun 08 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 08 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 05 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 05 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 05 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 04 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 04 on Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit
2006 - Jun 02 on ITU Launches IDN Survey and ccTLD Outreach
2006 - Jun 02 on ITU Launches IDN Survey and ccTLD Outreach
2006 - Jun 02 on .XXX and Conservative Groups
2006 - Jun 02 on Search Engines and Registrars Getting Creative with Whois Database?
2006 - Jun 02 on ITU Launches IDN Survey and ccTLD Outreach
2006 - Jun 02 on ITU Launches IDN Survey and ccTLD Outreach
2006 - May 31 on Questioning Parked Domains and Google AdNonSense
2006 - May 31 on Questioning Parked Domains and Google AdNonSense
2006 - May 25 on Why ICANN Nominating Committee Has Difficulty Finding Directors
2006 - May 25 on Why ICANN Nominating Committee Has Difficulty Finding Directors
2006 - May 24 on Search Engines and Registrars Getting Creative with Whois Database?
2006 - May 22 on Why ICANN Nominating Committee Has Difficulty Finding Directors
2006 - May 22 on ICANN Violating Free Enterprise?
2006 - May 15 on Search Engines and Registrars Getting Creative with Whois Database?
2006 - May 11 on In Bad Taste
2006 - May 05 on Wall Street Journal Article on Whois Privacy
2006 - May 03 on Wall Street Journal Article on Whois Privacy
2006 - May 03 on Wall Street Journal Article on Whois Privacy
2006 - May 03 on In Bad Taste
2006 - Apr 10 on .XXX as Proposed is Wrong for Families & Kids
2006 - Apr 10 on Testing IDNs
2006 - Feb 04 on AOL and Goodmail: Two Steps Back for Email, Part II
2006 - Feb 04 on IDNs and IE7 and the Coming Storm
2006 - Jan 02 on Time to Renew .coop, .museum, and .aero ICANN
2006 - Jan 01 on Time to Renew .coop, .museum, and .aero ICANN
2005 - Dec 21 on The Problem With Wikis
2005 - Dec 15 on The Problem With Wikis
2005 - Dec 13 on The Problem With Wikis
2005 - Dec 05 on Splitting the Root: It's Too Late
2005 - Dec 04 on Splitting the Root: It's Too Late
2005 - Nov 24 on The WSIS Deal
2005 - Nov 24 on The WSIS Deal
2005 - Nov 24 on Five More Years! There Was No "Deal" and WSIS Resolved Nothing
2005 - Nov 09 on ICANN Does Something Technical!
2005 - Nov 07 on Nom-Com Appoints Independent and Diverse Candidates to ICANN Leadership Positions
2005 - Nov 07 on Nom-Com Appoints Independent and Diverse Candidates to ICANN Leadership Positions
2005 - Nov 07 on Nom-Com Appoints Independent and Diverse Candidates to ICANN Leadership Positions
2005 - Nov 06 on You Paid to Join; You Can Leave Anytime
2005 - Nov 01 on ICANN's Proposed Changes to IDN Registration
2005 - Nov 01 on Welcome to the Root, .MOBI
2005 - Jun 25 on Twenty Myths and Truths About IPv6 and the US IPv6 Transition
2005 - May 09 on Do We Really Need IDN?
2005 - May 08 on Do We Really Need IDN?
2005 - Apr 29 on Could IP Addressing Benefit from the Introduction of Competitive Suppliers?
2005 - Apr 26 on Could IP Addressing Benefit from the Introduction of Competitive Suppliers?
2005 - Apr 18 on More on Story Behind .ASIA
2005 - Apr 17 on Fitting .JOBS Into the Marketplace
2005 - Apr 17 on In Pursuit of IDN Perfection?
2005 - Apr 17 on How India's .IN Domain Rouses from its Slumber
2005 - Apr 15 on In Pursuit of IDN Perfection?
2005 - Apr 15 on How India's .IN Domain Rouses from its Slumber
2005 - Apr 05 on How India's .IN Domain Rouses from its Slumber
2005 - Apr 04 on How India's .IN Domain Rouses from its Slumber
2005 - Mar 30 on .EU TLD Comes Closer Than Ever to Becoming a Reality
2004 - Dec 24 on Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?
2004 - Dec 22 on Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?
2004 - Dec 21 on Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?
2004 - Dec 21 on Engineers on TLDs: Do You Want Me With Fries?
2004 - Dec 14 on Internet Management and National Security: Time for a Federal Action Plan
2004 - Sep 21 on Domain Registry Models: Thin or Thick?
2004 - Sep 20 on Domain Registry Models: Thin or Thick?

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