Bill Manning

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Country: USA
Email: bmanning [at] karoshi dot com
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Bill Manning
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of ICANN's NomCom

Bill Manning (also William Manning) is a Staff Researcher at USC ISI.[1]

Career History

Manning has been working in the Internet industry since 1979 when he started working at Texas Instruments and helped in building its IP network.[2] After which he joined Rice University and made SESQUINET. He played a significant role in the migration of MIDNET and SESQUINET from NSFnet regional networks to commercial networks.[3]

He worked on the COREN and CALREN-2 technical committees. At ISI he worked in the Routing Arbiter Project.[4]

Bill has been working with the the IETF and IEPG as an individual participant, working group chair, and code developer. He specfied the method to add NSAP support to the DNS.[5]

Mr. Manning has been selected for the NomCom at ICANN three times, in 2002, 2007 and 2010. Bill was a contributing scientist on Neustar's UltraDNS.[6] He was also a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees.[7]


He completed his Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University - SFC in 2010.