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  Dr Willie Black

Willie Black has been closely involved with the Internet and the Domain Name System since its earliest days in the 1970s. As a member of the Department of Nuclear Physics at Oxford University, he helped to develop the early use of e-mail, via which academic and research establishments were starting to communicate with each other.

In the early 1990s, Dr Black ran the Joint Academic Network (JANET) in the UK, as programme director of the United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association. He was a member of the voluntary Naming Committee that vetted domain names prior to the formation of Nominet.

Dr Black left UKERNA to set up Nominet UK in1996. His role as Executive Chairman focuses on strategy, high-level policy issues and relationships at an international and national level.

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