Shane Kerr is a DNS Software Developer at NS1.
He started his involvement with Internet organisations when he worked at ARIN as a Software Engineer. While there he helped implement ARIN’s first IPv6 registry. Since then he moved to the RIPE NCC, working on the RIPE Database and eventually managed the RIPE NCC Software Engineering department. Shane joined ISC, best known for making the BIND DNS server, working on the ISC team that added DHCPv6 support to the ISC DHCP server. He led on the BIND 10 project at ISC, also spending time as the Director of DNS Software. He helped build the software for Dyn’s Hivecast system. He acted as the Chief Architect at BII Labs, working on researching alternate models for DNS root server deployment, DNS standards, and Open Source DNS Software development. After a brief stint working on the DNS for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, he started working as a Software Developer at NS1, an innovative DNS company delivering both managed DNS and DDI.
Shane served as a RIPE IPv6 Working Group co-chair for several years, was on the RIPE Programme Committee for two terms, and is currently one of the RIPE DNS Working Group co-chairs. Outside of RIPE, he has also served on the DNS OARC Program Committee and the PeeringDB Product Committee.