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Lawrence Landweber Succeeds Vint Cerf as Internet Society President

1995

Founding Board Member and Internet Society Vice President for Conferences Lawrence Landweber becomes president of the Internet Society when founding president Vint Cerf steps down from that position and in the interim before the Board establishes the current, employed position of president and CEO. Landweber’s tenure coincides with the NSF’s decision to stop subsidizing the registration of domain names for all but the .EDU and .GOV domains, and Network Solutions, Inc.’s corresponding institution of a fee for domain name registration; while president, he initiates the Internet Society’s proposal to revise the governance of the Domain Name System (DNS).

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