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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Vint Cerf Joins Google

First Google becomes an ICANN-accredited registrar, and today it announced Vint Cerf will join the company as "Chief Internet Evangelist". Cerf is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Internet and is currently the Chairman of the ICANN Board.

From the press release:

"'His vision for technology helped create entire industries that have transformed many parts of our lives. We are honored to welcome him to Google.'

Cerf will continue his leadership in the Internet community, and help Google build network infrastructure, architectures, systems, and standards for the next generation of Internet applications.

'Google has already made tremendous strides in making access to information on the web a reality for users across the globe, but we're still in the Internet's early innings,' he said. 'This medium will enjoy wider-spread use than television, radio or phones, and will ultimately expand beyond planet Earth. Google has always believed in doing things differently, and I believe that places us in a unique position to help bring even the wildest Internet visions into reality.'"

What will Google do next?