Alan Sullivan

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Affiliation: Sully Consulting
Country: USA
Email: mail[at]
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Alan Sullivan

Alan Sullivan runs his own consulting company, Sully Consulting, for the domain industry, which he founded in 2011.[1] Sully Consulting works with domain name companies, registrars, registries, ISPs, and others. He is the former VP of Registry and VP of Products & Services for Neustar. He was integral in launching .biz, and transitioning the .us TLD to the company. He has been involved in the industry and ICANN since its very beginning, and is a signatory of the original White Paper that paved the way for the creation of ICANN, and also participated in the Internet Ad Hoc Committee, which was held in Geneva (1996-97).[2]


Mr. Sullivan is the co-Founder and former CEO of Paxifre, which was the first company to provide redirection services to the Internet Service Provider and Network Operator market. Alan Sullivan and Paxfire were granted the seminal patent. He led the company from 2003 to 2011, received a $3.1M investment in 2005, and went on to grow the company to 48 employees and generate over $89M in that time.[1] He is also the former CEO and founder of Votiv Systems (1997 - 1999), and developed an innovative domain name registrar system, an industry-first. This involved developing the service, which was later sold to MelbourneIT, and was one of the first independent domain name registrar sites on the Internet. Votiv Systems later merged with NameEngine; Alan stayed on as CTO of NameEngine until 2000.


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