Olaf Kolkman is director of NLnet Labs, a not-for-profit research, development, and expertise center.
Mr. Kolkman is an DNS expert, and an evangineer of the Open Internet. In particular the use of open standards and technologies, and the development and deployment of technologies that secure the Internet.
Mr. Kolkman has served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and was the IAB chair 2007 – 2011.
Mr. Kolkman has chaired several IETF Working Groups and is the IETF/ISOC representative on the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation. He is also a Trusted Community Representative in the context of the DNS Root-Signing ceremony.
Actively involved with Internet technology during his astronomy studies during the early nineties Internet became his professional focus in 1996.
In 1997 he joined the RIPE NCC where he got involved in the test-traffic project. After being operations manager, responsible for the department that operated the RIPE DNS infrastructure, including the K root-server, he became systems architect and project manager in 2000. He was responsible for DNSSEC deployment at the RIPE NCC and worked with NLnet Labs during the development of NSD. After 2000 Kolkman got more involved in the DNS community and became active in the IETF. He served as chair of the DNS extension’s working group.
As director of NLnet Labs he evangineers the Open Internet. In particular the use of open standards and technologies, and the development and deployment of technologies that secure the Internet. NLnet Labs activities are largely focused around providing reliable open source software to achieve better security, particularly in the area of DNSSEC.
Olaf Kolkman was chair of the DNS Extentions Working Group between 2003 and 2006. He was appointed IAB member from 2006 to 2012 and was its chair between March 2007 and March 2011. As IAB chair he served as ex-officio member of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee and the IETF Trust. He was Acting RFC Series Editor between from March to December 2011. He chairs the IAB’s IANA Evolution Program, chairs the IETF Weirds working group, and is the IETF/ISOC representative on the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation. He is also a Trusted Community Reprsentative in the context of the DNS Root-Signing ceremony, and an RIPE Arbitter.
Olaf Kolkman was born (1966) and raised in the Netherlands. Olaf is married to Leidi, has two kids and lives in Uithoorn, NL.
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