Alan Levin

Alan Levin

Internet public servant
Joined on November 15, 2004
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I’m involved in all things Internet. I became a computer scientist to assist people to use technology - as a tool to help them achieve more - with less effort. I’ve dedicated years of volunteer time in building the Internet Society of South Africa and Internet society worldwide.

My company Vanilla provides Internet infrastructure and gigabit connectivity for discerning users.

I spend much of my time looking for my keys.

My great grandparents were mostly from Lithuania and had to flee. They chose to come to South Africa where I’ve lived most of my life. I’m committed to freedom and the pursuit thereof, forever learning and growing to be the best I can be.

I’m a single father with three wonderful children. We live in Sea Point, Cape Town.

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2021 - Aug 30 on DNS Abuse Definition: Attributes of Mitigation
2019 - May 27 on ICANN at a Crossroads: GDPR and Human Rights
2017 - Jun 26 on What to Expect at ICANN 59, Johannesburg
2016 - Aug 16 on ICANN the Machine...
2013 - Nov 06 on Here They Come
2013 - Jul 09 on Rebooting Whois
2013 - Jul 09 on Rebooting Whois
2013 - Jul 09 on Renowned Security Expert Bruce Schneier Joins EFF Board of Directors
2013 - Jul 09 on Rebooting Whois
2009 - May 26 on Bandwidth Buyers Face Significant Price Differences in the Global Market
2004 - Dec 20 on A Political Analysis of SPF and Sender-ID