Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » Recognition of Dr. Robert Blokzijl – In Memoriam

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Recognition of Dr. Robert Blokzijl – In Memoriam

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Wed, 2 Dec 2015
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Whereas, Dr. Robert "Rob" Blokzijl passed away on 1 December 2015. He was a gentle man who radiated warmth and optimism, while working constructively in the Netherlands, in Europe and, indeed, throughout the world to foster the development of the Internet.

Whereas, Dr. Blokzijl served on the ICANN Board in our early days (1999-2002), and is best remembered as the chair of RIPE for an astonishing 25 years.

Whereas, Dr. Blokzijl has earned the deep appreciation of the Board and the Internet community contributions and service.

Resolved (2015.12.02.08), the Board notes the passing of Internet pioneer Dr. Rob Blokzijl who was among other things a former ICANN Board member. The ICANN Board, management, and staff send their deepest condolences to his family and friends. Our dear friend and colleague Rob will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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