Scott Hollenbeck

Scott Hollenbeck

Fellow at Verisign
Joined on January 24, 2014
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Scott Hollenbeck is a fellow of industry standards and technology in the chief technology officer organization, where he manages a team of engineers and researchers who focus on exploring innovation opportunities and emerging technologies. Scott has more than 30 years of expertise in the Domain Name System space, applications programming, systems architecture, network engineering, information security, financial analysis, and personnel management.

Prior to joining Verisign in 1998, Scott held management and engineering positions with Xerox Corporation. There, he chaired a cross-corporate group responsible for interoperability testing of all Xerox network and desktop software products. Before Xerox, Scott served as a first lieutenant officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Scott has authored many internet protocol standards, including: the Extensible Provisioning Protocol, a standard protocol for the registration and management of internet infrastructure data, including domain names; and the Verisign Registry-Registrar Protocol, a pre-cursor of EPP developed for use in the Verisign Shared Registration System; and most recently, he has co-authored the Registration Data Access Protocol, a standard protocol that was designed to replace the WHOIS protocol. He has been a contributor to several industry efforts related to domain names and internet security, such as internationalized domain names, public key cryptography, Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, the Extensible Markup Language, the Transport Layer Security protocol, and the ENUM protocol.

He has also served in various capacities on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ Expert Working Group on generic top-level domain directory services; the Internet Engineering Task Force’s Internet Engineering Steering Group; and the Web Extensible Internet Registration Data Service, Registration Protocols Extension, Extensible Provisioning Protocol Extensions, and Transport Layer Security working groups.

Scott holds a Master of Science in computer science and a graduate certificate in software engineering from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University.

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2016 - May 27 on We Need You: Industry Collaboration to Improve Registration Data Services
2016 - May 27 on We Need You: Industry Collaboration to Improve Registration Data Services