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AUB Alumnus Nabil BuKhalid inducted into the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame
10/4/2017
Dana Abed  |  Office of Advancement  |  media@aub.edu.lb  | 

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Nabil BuKhalid, former Director of AUB’s Computing and Networking Services Office, was selected amongst 14 others worldwide to be inducted into the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame. 

BuKhalid led the team at the American University of Beirut that was first to bring the internet to Lebanon. He established the Lebanese Domain Registry (.lb) and has served as administrator and registrar for the domain since its creation in 1993.

BuKhalid  is also the founder of the Lebanese Academic and Research Network (LARN), co-founder of the Lebanese Broadband Manifesto Support Group (LBSG), and BeirutIX, Lebanon’s first internet exchange point (IXP). He is also a co-founder and ex-president of the Internet Society Lebanon Chapter; co-founder and CEO of the Lebanese Internet Center; and advisory board member of the Lebanese Canadian Tech Hub.

In this capacity, BuKhalid  contributed to many internet governance, strategic planning, capacity-building, and research efforts in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and organized and presented at numerous conferences on technical, governance and socio-economical concepts related to the internet, multi-stakeholder governance, knowledge society and open data.

Nabil BuKhalid  is an AUB alumnus who graduated with a BE in Electrical Engineering in 1981, and an Executive Masters of Business Administration in 2006. 

The Internet Hall of Fame was launched by the Internet Society in 2012. This year’s ceremony marks the fourth inductee class to be honored and took place on September 18 at the University of California, Los Angeles, where the first message was sent over the internet’s precursor the nearly 50 years ago. Inductees are recognized for their groundbreaking contribution to the internet’s inception, evolution, and global growth.
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  • ​​Nabil BuKhalid, former Director of AUB’s Computing and Networking Services Office, was selected amongst 14 others worldwide to be inducted into the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame. 
  • BuKhalid led the team at the American University of Beirut that was first to bring the internet to Lebanon.
 
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