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Scott Hollenbeck

Scott Hollenbeck

Senior Director, The Hive


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University, PA
Master of Science, Computer Science, George Mason University, VA


As senior director of Verisign's Innovation Lab - known as "The Hive" - Scott Hollenbeck manages a team of engineers focused on exploring innovation opportunities. He has developed expertise in the Domain Name System, applications programming, systems architecture, network engineering, information security, financial analysis and personnel management. He is currently a member of the ICANN CEO Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services and a document author in the IETF WEIRDS and EPPEXT working groups.

Hollenbeck has more than 16 years of experience in the industry, and prior to his employment at Verisign, he held management and engineering positions with Xerox Corporation. He is a former chairman of the Xerox desktop software interoperability test working group, a cross-corporate group of engineers and managers responsible for interoperability testing of all Xerox network and desktop software products. Hollenbeck is a former officer of the United States Air Force.

He is the author of the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), a standard protocol for the registration and management of Internet infrastructure data including domain names. Hollenbeck is also a co-author of the VeriSign Registry-Registrar Protocol (RRP), a pre-cursor of EPP developed for use in the VeriSign Shared Registration System. He has been a contributor to several industry efforts related to domain names and Internet security, including internationalized domain names, ENUM, public key cryptography, S/MIME, the Extensible Markup Language (XML), and the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. He has served as a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force, where he was the responsible area director for several working groups developing application protocol standards.

Hollenbeck holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in computer science complemented by a graduate certificate in software engineering from George Mason University.


Guidelines for the Use of Extensible Markup Language (XML) within IETF Protocols (BCP 70, RFC 3470)

NSI Registry Registrar Protocol (RRP) Version 1.1.0 (RFC 2832)

Generic Registry-Registrar Protocol Requirements (RFC 3375)

EtherIP: Tunneling Ethernet Frames in IP Datagrams (RFC 3378)

VeriSign Registry Registrar Protocol (RRP) Version 2.0.0 (RFC 3632)

Guidelines for Extending the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) (RFC 3735)

Transport Layer Security Protocol Compression Methods (RFC 3749)

Domain Registry Grace Period Mapping for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) (RFC 3915)

IAB and IESG Recommendation for IETF Administrative Restructuring (RFC 4089)

E.164 Number Mapping for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) (RFC 4114)

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) (RFC 3730, RFC 4930, STD 69, RFC 5730)

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Domain Name Mapping (RFC 3731, RFC 4931, STD 69, RFC 5731)

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Host Mapping (RFC 3732, RFC 4932, STD 69, RFC 5732)

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Contact Mapping (RFC 3733, RFC 4933, STD 69, RFC 5733)

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Transport over TCP (RFC 3734, RFC 4934, STD 69, RFC 5734)

Domain Name System (DNS) Security Extensions Mapping for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) (RFC 4310, RFC 5910)


Guidelines for the Use of Extensible Markup Language (XML) within IETF Protocols (BCP 70, RFC 3470)