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'''Mark J. Elkins''' is a Founding Member of [[ARC]], the African Registry Consortium, and a Founding Member and current Director within [[AfriNIC]].<ref name="interview">[[ICANN 42]] Interview</ref><ref>[http://www.afrinic.net/foundingMembers.htm Founding Members, AfriNIC.net]</ref> He is also the Owner of [[Posix Systems]].<ref>[http://old.ispa.org.za/iweek/2002/program.shtml iWeek Programme: Internet Week]</ref> He is also an associate at NetDay Association and a Member at [[ISOC]].<ref>[http://za.linkedin.com/pub/mark-elkins/2/715/b8 Mark Elkins' Linkedin Profile]</ref>
  
'''Mark J. Elkins''' is a Founding Member of [[ARC]], the African Registry Consortium, and a Director within [[AfriNIC]].<ref>[[ICANN 42]] Interview</ref> is the Owner of Posix Systems.<ref>[http://old.ispa.org.za/iweek/2002/program.shtml iWeek Programme: Internet Week]</ref> He is also an associate at NetDay Association and a Member at [[ISOC]].<ref>[http://za.linkedin.com/pub/mark-elkins/2/715/b8 Mark Elkins' Linkedin Profile]</ref>
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Mr. Elkins activities at [[ICANN]] include participation with the [[ccNSO]] and work with [[AfriNIC]], he also leads workshops and presents regional developments at ICANN meetings.<ref name="interview"></ref><ref>[http://dakar42.icann.org/node/26999 Meeting, Dakar42.ICANN.org]</ref> He participates in a variety of international and regional IT conferences, workshops, and other fora, including work with the [[IGF]] and [[ITU]].
  
Mr. Elkins activities at [[ICANN]] include participation with the [[ccNSO]] and work with [[AfriNIC]].<ref>[[ICANN 42]] Interview</ref>
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He has a wide knowldege of the industry, giving talks and leading workshops on a number of issues, including [[VoIP]] implementation in Africa,<ref>[http://www.balancingact-africa.com/news/en/issue-no-306/telecoms/south-africa-gets-vo/en South Africa gets VoIP, balancingact-africa.com]</ref> [[IPv6]] deployment, regional issues, ccTLD and national registry issues,<ref>[http://dakar42.icann.org/node/26999 Meeting, Dakar42.ICANN.org]</ref> and others.
  
 
=== Career History ===
 
=== Career History ===
Mr. Elkins was a member of the AfriSPA from 2000-2010. He served as the director at UniForm SA for 25 years<ref>[http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/afrinic-5/participants.htm AfriNIC- 5 - Participants List]</ref> In 2009, he worked at AfriNIC for a few month as a board member. He was a member of ISPA from 2000-2009. Mr. Elkins joined UKOM systems in 1984 and worked there till 1986 as a CTO.  
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Mr. Elkins was a member of the [[AfrISPA]] from 2000 until 2010. He served as the director at [[UniForum SA]] for 25 years, where he managed the co.za namespace.<ref>[http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/afrinic-5/participants.htm AfriNIC- 5 - Participants List]</ref><ref name="itu">[http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/ipv6/200911/bios.html ITU and NRO joint Workshop “Adopting ipv6 – What you need to know”, ITU.int]</ref> In 2009, he worked at AfriNIC for a few month as a board member. He was a member of ISPA from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Elkins joined UKOM systems in 1984 and worked there till 1986 as a CTO.  
  
He has worked on Unix based computer systems since the beginning of his university. In 1984, he moved to South  Africa from UK. After twelve years at Olivetti Systems and Networks, he started his own company (Posix Systems an Internet Service Provider) and has been involved in Computer Communications since 1986.<ref>[http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/ipv6/200911/bios.html ITU and NRO joint Workshop “Adopting ipv6 – What you need to know”]</ref>
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He has worked on Unix based computer systems since the beginning of his education. In 1984, he moved to South  Africa from UK. After twelve years at Olivetti Systems and Networks, he started his own ISP, Posix Systems, an Internet Service Provider. He has been involved in Computer Communications since 1986.<ref name="itu"></ref>
  
 
== Education ==
 
== Education ==
Mr. Elkins was born and educated in Queen Mary College (London University).<ref>[http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/ipv6/200911/bios.html ITU and NRO joint Workshop “Adopting ipv6 – What you need to know”]</ref> He attended the ACRP in 2009.<ref>[http://tld-portal.dns-oarc.net/tld/acrp-arusha/Wiki-html/pmwiki.php/ACRPCommon/Students.html Students Attending the Introductory ACRP - Arusha, 13 April 2009]</ref>
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Mr. Elkins was educated at Queen Mary College (London University).<ref name="itu"></ref> He attended the ACRP, a risk management workshop for [[ccTLD]]s, in 2009.<ref>[http://tld-portal.dns-oarc.net/tld/acrp-arusha/Wiki-html/pmwiki.php/ACRPCommon/Students.html Students Attending the Introductory ACRP - Arusha, 13 April 2009]</ref>
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==Fun Fact==
 
==Fun Fact==
Mark Elkins is a scuba diving instructor.<ref>[[ICANN 42]] Interview</ref>
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Mark Elkins is a scuba diving instructor.<ref name="interview"></ref>
 
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Country: South Africa
Email: mje [at] africanregistry.net
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Mark Elkins

Mark J. Elkins is a Founding Member of ARC, the African Registry Consortium, and a Founding Member and current Director within AfriNIC.[1][2] He is also the Owner of Posix Systems.[3] He is also an associate at NetDay Association and a Member at ISOC.[4]

Mr. Elkins activities at ICANN include participation with the ccNSO and work with AfriNIC, he also leads workshops and presents regional developments at ICANN meetings.[1][5] He participates in a variety of international and regional IT conferences, workshops, and other fora, including work with the IGF and ITU.

He has a wide knowldege of the industry, giving talks and leading workshops on a number of issues, including VoIP implementation in Africa,[6] IPv6 deployment, regional issues, ccTLD and national registry issues,[7] and others.

Career History

Mr. Elkins was a member of the AfrISPA from 2000 until 2010. He served as the director at UniForum SA for 25 years, where he managed the co.za namespace.[8][9] In 2009, he worked at AfriNIC for a few month as a board member. He was a member of ISPA from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Elkins joined UKOM systems in 1984 and worked there till 1986 as a CTO.

He has worked on Unix based computer systems since the beginning of his education. In 1984, he moved to South Africa from UK. After twelve years at Olivetti Systems and Networks, he started his own ISP, Posix Systems, an Internet Service Provider. He has been involved in Computer Communications since 1986.[9]

Education

Mr. Elkins was educated at Queen Mary College (London University).[9] He attended the ACRP, a risk management workshop for ccTLDs, in 2009.[10]

Fun Fact

Mark Elkins is a scuba diving instructor.[1]

References