INTERNET SYSTEMS CONSORTIUM INC

aka ISC   |   Newmarket, NH   |  www.isc.org

Mission

ISC is dedicated to supporting the infrastructure of the universal, connected, self-organizing Internet - and the autonomy of its participants - by developing and maintaining core production quality software, protocols, and operations. We believe in keeping the Internet safe and accessible for all.

Ruling year info

2005

President

Jeff Osborn

Main address

PO Box 360

Newmarket, NH 03857 USA

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EIN

20-0141248

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (U05)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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BIND 9 DNS server software

BIND 9 is open source software that implements the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols for the Internet. It is a reference implementation of those protocols, but it is also production-grade software, suitable for use in high-volume and high-reliability applications.

BIND 9 is widely used on the Internet, providing a robust and stable platform on top of which organizations can build distributed computing systems with the knowledge that those systems are fully compliant with published DNS standards.

BIND 9 is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. The DNS protocols are part of the core Internet standards. They specify the process by which one computer can find another computer on the basis of its name, similar to the way humans can use a phone book to find someone's phone number.

BIND 9 is available for free download at www.isc.org/downloads/.

Population(s) Served

ISC DHCP is open source software that implements the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for connection to an IP network. It offers a complete solution for implementing DHCP servers, relay agents, and clients for small local networks to large enterprises. ISC DHCP solution supports both IPv4 and IPv6, and is suitable for use in high-volume and high-reliability applications. DHCP is available for free download from www.isc.org/downloads/.

Population(s) Served

ISC operates the "F”-Root domain server, one of the 13 Internet root name servers known as A-Root through M-Root. We have operated F-Root for IANA since 1994.

The Root Server Technical Operations Association maintains a map that shows the location of all of the world’s root name servers. Over 50 of them are F-Roots, operated by ISC. To find out more about F-Root, including information about peering with ISC, please visit https://www.isc.org/f-root/.

Population(s) Served

ISC engineers participate actively in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). At various times, ISC employees have chaired both the DNS Operations and the DHC working groups of the IETF. ISC engineers have contributed many technical proposals to the IETF, quite a few of which were eventually adopted as recommendations or standards for the Internet.

Population(s) Served

Kea is our next-generation DHCP server, intended to replace ISC DHCP. It is being developed using modern software tools and methods and extensive documentation, and is designed to be much easier to extend and maintain than ISC DHCP.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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In 2014, we ended some programs, enabling us to refocus on our core programs. We ended work on the 5-year BIND10 development project, spinning the software out to an external open source project on GitHub. We also ended work on the Open Source router, transitioning that to another non-profit, NetDef.org, and we completed the Open Home Gateway Forum, posting the resulting software.
We also decided to exit the commercial Secondary Name Services business. There are ample commercial DNS service providers in the market today, so we feel the Internet no longer needs a non-profit provider in this area.

We reduced our staff through a very painful layoff, reducing our largest expense to a level that is sustainable, cutting our operating losses dramatically. On the revenue side, we stabilized our base of software support subscribers.

Financials

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INTERNET SYSTEMS CONSORTIUM INC

Board of directors
as of 4/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rick Adams

Internet Systems Consortium

Term: 1994 -

David Farber

Stephen Wolff

Internet2

Fred Baker

Cisco Systems, Inc

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No