Duane Wessels

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Duane Wessels is an engineer at Verisign. He focuses on Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC) projects and root zone operations. He analyzes big data relating to Verisign’s DNS services and develops tools for the company and the broader community.[1]

Career History

Prior to joining Verisign, Wessels was the executive director of the DNS Operations Analysis Research Center (DNS-OARC), where he later served on its board of directors.

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

Wessels enjoys attending and presenting at industry technical conferences and meetings. He was the Verisign Liaison to RSSAC.


Wessels earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from Washington State University and a Master of Science in telecommunications from the University of Colorado.