mark nottingham


I’m honoured and humbled to have contributed to the development and maintenance of the Internet and Web for more than 20 years. As part of that, I have written, edited or substantially contributed to more than thirty IETF RFCs and W3C Recommendations about topics like HTTP, caching, linking, Web architecture, privacy and security.

As Chair of the HTTP Working Group since 2007, I oversaw the evolution of the foundational protocol of the Web, notably including HTTP/2. As Chair of the QUIC Working Group, I shepherded the creation of HTTP/3 and the evolution of Internet transport. I have also served in Internet governance bodies, including the W3C Board of Directors, the Internet Architecture Board, and the W3C Technical Architecture Group.

I’m driven by a desire to understand the role of technical standards in Internet governance, so that they can effectively contribute to human welfare.

Currently, I’m Standards Lead at Cloudflare and live in Prahran, Australia.