João Damas

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Country: Spain
Email: joao [at]
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João Damas is currently Senior Researcher at APNIC. He is a member of ICANN's RSSAC, an RSTEP panelist and a root zone signing TCR. He participates in ISOC, RIPE, and ESNOG.[1] He is co-chair of the DNS wg at RIPE.[2]

João has contributed to RFC 4012 and RFC 5358. He can speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch.

Industry Participation

Damas attends IETF,[3] ISOC,[4] and ICANN Meetings,[5][6] as well as other industry-related events.[7] He actively participates in ISC events.[8][9]

Career History

Previous to APNIC was Principal Architect at Dyn Inc. and Founder of Hivecast Inc (Acquired by Dyn). Before that he was CTO and VP Software Engineering at ISC. From 2009-2010, he was a Member of the CPR Group at Afilias. He became the Technical Contact of ISC in 2009, prior to which he was the Senior Programme Manager for ISC for 6 years. He worked at RIPE NCC from 1997 to 2002 in different capacities, ranging from Network Engineer, Database Group Manager, and CTO. He worked at Rediris as a Network engineer for 4 months in 1997. He started his career as a System Administrator at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1995.[10]


He holds an MSc in Quantum Chemistry from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and a BSc in Physical/Quantum Chemistry from the same University.[11]


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