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Rodney Joffe

Email: rodney.joffe [at]


ICANNLogo.png Currently a member

Rodney Joffe is a Vice-President and Senior Technologist at NeuStar.

He is an entrepreneur who holds multiple patents.[1]

Current Position

After the acquisition of UltraDNS in 2006, Rodney Joffe became the Senior Vice-President and Senior Technologist of Neustar, Inc. His main responsibilities include

  • Define and ensure guidance for technical direction of the Internet Infrastructure Services Group of Neustar.
  • Heading the cyber-security initiatives of the company.
  • Designing the architecture for DNS resolution
  • Management of DDoS mitigation initiatives [2]

Other Responsibilities

Rodney Joffe is often required to assist Federal Authorities regarding investigations and protection against cyber-crime and cyber-terrorits actions. He has testified before the Congress as an expert of this field.

Rodney Joffe has also been involved as a member of ICANN's SSAC since 2006 . He was also a member of ICANN's RSTEP between 2006-2008 and the NomCom, where he was appointed for three terms: 2005, 2006 and 2009.

Employment Experience

Rodney Joffe started his career in computing in the year 1973, as a programmer in the direct marketing industry. His first patent was registered in 1974, for computer envelopes.[3]

His employment experience is:

  • 1984-Present: Whitehat Inc., where he is Founder and Chairman of Direct Marketing Service Bureau;
  • 1997-1999: GTE Internetworking/Genuity Inc., where he was Founder of Genuity, CTO of GTE Internetworking Business Services;
  • 1999-2006: UltraDNS, where he was Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer (CTO);
  • 2006-Present: Neustar Inc.

Fouder of UltraDNS

It was 1999 when Rodney Joffe retired from GTE, returned to Phoenix, Arizona and decided to create the CenterGate Research Group which was the think-tank responsible for the creation of UltraDNS as well as other community services.

Cybersecurity Expertise

Rodney Joffe regularly briefs the White House, Executive Departments and Agencies, and Congressional offices on the subject of cybersecurity.

Based on this, his experience as an cybersecurity expert has brought him the following distinctions:

  • Cyberstorm II – DNS threat designer
  • Cyberstorm III – core threat designer - CoLead on the Core Scenario Design Team 2010
  • NLE12 – Team member
  • DHS, FBI- since March 2007-Present
  • Head of the Conficker Working Group, March 2009-Present
  • Congressional Testimony May 1, 2009, involved in cybersecurity issues within House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet

Organizational Participation

Besides his involvement in ICANN, Rodney Joffe is also a member of the following engineering organizations:


  1. Multi-tenant Unit issued on November 7, 2000;
  2. Hopscotch issued on February 6, 2001;
  3. Domain name resolution system and method - Issuance Pending;
  4. Suspect Traffic Redirection - Issuance Pending. [6]