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Andy Simpson

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Analytics


Biography

As a senior director in the Verisign Corporate Strategy and Analytics organization, Andy Simpson is responsible for studying end-user demand for domain names with a focus on the impact of emerging global markets and how registrants utilize their registered domain names. Andy also supports Verisign’s efforts to evaluate security and stability threats to the Domain Name System (DNS) root zone.

Since joining Verisign in 2005, and before moving into broad scale domain name usage analysis, Andy contributed to multiple external-facing platforms that Verisign maintained before transitioning to and helping Verisign develop a Big Data technology stack, which is now the primary architecture for his domain name research efforts.

Andy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University.

Publications

Matt Thomas, Andy Simpson
Analysis Techniques for Determining Cause and Ownership of DNS Queries. Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions
2014
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Matt Thomas, Yannis Labrou, Andy Simpson
The Effectiveness of Block Lists in Preventing Collisions. Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions
2014
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Andy Simpson
Quantitative analysis, composite risks & case study of .CBA. Online Trust Alliance’s gTLD Collisions - Risk Assessment & Mitigation Workshop
2013
Presentations / Panels
Andy Simpson , Matt Thomas, Eric Osterweil
Regional Affinity for Applied for gTLD Strings. DNS-OARC 2013 Fall Workshop
2013
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