Mehmet Akcin

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Country: USA , Turkey
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LinkedIn: link=mehmet   [mehmet Mehmet Akcin]
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Mehmet Akcin born October 18, 1981) is the Founder and CEO of Kapany Networks Inc. He is also member of the board of advisors [1] for Seaborn Networks Inc. He frequently attends ICANN Meetings and other Domain name industry events.

Mehmet previously held executive roles in various Fortune 500 companies such as Yahoo! , Verizon (Oath) and Microsoft. Mehmet worked as Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Global Network Infrastructure and Services Team in Yahoo!/Oath/Verizon from 2016 to 2018 before that he was the director of network planning and acquisitions in global network acquisition group at Microsoft. Mehmet also worked at ICANN as Manager of DNS Operations at ICANN and Chief Engineer from 2007 till 2013.[2]

Mehmet was of key global internet security improvement projects such DNSSEC Signing of the Root Zone and anycast expansion of L-Root DNS Server from 1 location to 150+ locations to improve stability and resiliency of the internet.


Mehmet is a distinguished inventor with 5 granted patents to his name in the areas of Domain Names , Content Delivery Networks and Internet Security. [3] His innovations are commonly used inside Microsoft Windows Server , Windows 10 , Azure and other various Microsoft products.

Granted Patents

  1. Mitigation of computer network attacks
  2. Secure domain name resolution in computer networks
  3. Remote purge of dns cache
  4. Method and system for accelerated on-premise content delivery
  5. Advanced security for domain names

Patents Applications in Review

  1. Defense against NXDomain Hijakcing
  2. Passive delegations and records


Mehmet is currently attending Columbia University Master of Science on Technology Management. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Inter-American University of Puerto Rico-Metropolitan Campus and studied in Harvard University Program on Negotiation executive education programs. Mehmet has also studied in Istanbul Technical University. He is fluent in Turkish, English, and proficient in Spanish.[4]