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Steve Crocker

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Steve Crocker, among many accomplishments, is the inventor of the Request for Comments (RFC) series, in fact authoring the very first Request for Comments in history. The Request for Comments series consists of organizational and technical documents about the internet based on the Internet Research Task force, Internet Engineering Task Force, Internet Architecture Board and independent submissions. Although initially developed for recording unofficial notes on ARAPANET development, RFC has become official documents for internet communication protocols, events, procedures and specifications.

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Receiving his bachelor's degree and PhD from the University of California, Los Angles, as a UCLA graduate student Crocker was part of the team that was working on developing protocols for the ARPANET, which was the network funded by US Department of Defense. He played an important role in creating the ARPA “Network Working Group” and was one of the UCLA researchers who delivered the first message between the first two nodes of the ARPANET.

Crocker contributed the Request for Comments which became an easy, convenient and important component of internet development. He was awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet award for this work. Since the inception of the internet, Crocker has worked in the internet community. He is also the chair of the board of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Crocker was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012 by the Internet Society.

Crocker then went on to hold many designations with various organizations and also got involved in many internet-related volunteer positions. He was the founder and chief technology office of Cybercash, Inc. In 1998 he began and ran a DSL-based ISP named Executive DSL. In the following year, he co-founded and went on to become Chief Executive Officer of Longitude Systems. He currently occupies the CEO position with Shinkuro, a research and development company.

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