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Murray Kucherawy
Pronouns: he/him

Murray originated in Canada where he earned a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo in 1994. He has spent his professional career working at Internet Service Providers and software companies, mostly tending to general infrastructure but specializing for many years in email and related technologies. He spent much effort on open source email systems at Sendmail and Cloudmark, during which he became a regular IETF participant working on open source software and standards in tandem. He has authored or co-authored 31 RFCs. He has chaired several working groups (MARF, WEIRDS, APPSAWG, DISPATCH, DCRUP, and more recently DMARC) and served on back-to-back NomComs. He also serves as one of the reviewers of Media Type applications, and was a member of the ICANN Technical Study Group supporting the successor to WHOIS. Since 2012 he's been employed by Facebook (now Meta Platforms) as a Software Engineer and a Production Engineer, and now a Production Engineering Manager, recently focused mainly on supporting and growing both internal and external cloud and data center services.

Murray is currently serving as an Area Director for the Applications and Real Time area.

He lives near San Francisco with his wife and daughter.


Role Group Email
Area Director Dispatch (dispatch)
Area Director Structured Email (sml)
Area Director Emergency Context Resolution with Internet Technologies (ecrit)
Area Director Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (dmarc)
Area Director Session Initiation Protocol Core (sipcore)
Area Director Automatic SIP trunking And Peering (asap)
Area Director SDP Directorate (sdpdir)
Area Director Media Type Maintenance (mediaman)
Area Director JSON Mail Access Protocol (jmap)
Area Director Workload Identity in Multi System Environments (wimse)
Area Director Mail Maintenance (mailmaint)
Area Director Multiparty Multimedia Session Control (mmusic)
Area Director Email mailstore and eXtensions To Revise or Amend (extra)
Area Director Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)
Area Director Secure Media Frames (sframe)
Area Director Applications and Real-Time Area Open Meeting (artarea)
Area Director Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
Area Director Revision of core Email specifications (emailcore)
Area Director ART Area Review Team (artart)
Area Director Virtualized Conversations (vcon)
Area Director Machine Learning for Audio Coding (mlcodec)
Chair Applications and Real-Time Area Open Meeting (artarea)
Chair ART Area Review Team (artart)
Reviewer ART Area Review Team (artart)

RFCs (33)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 5451 Apr 2009 Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status 16 RFCs
RFC 5965 Aug 2010 An Extensible Format for Email Feedback Reports 13 RFCs
RFC 6008 Sep 2010 Authentication-Results Registration for Differentiating among Cryptographic Results 2 RFCs
RFC 6212 Apr 2011 Authentication-Results Registration for Vouch by Reference Results 3 RFCs
RFC 6376 Sep 2011 DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures 37 RFCs
RFC 6377 Sep 2011 DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Mailing Lists 4 RFCs
RFC 6522 Jan 2012 The Multipart/Report Media Type for the Reporting of Mail System Administrative Messages 4 RFCs
RFC 6541 Feb 2012 DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Authorized Third-Party Signatures 3 RFCs
RFC 6577 Mar 2012 Authentication-Results Registration Update for Sender Policy Framework (SPF) Results 3 RFCs
RFC 6590 Apr 2012 Redaction of Potentially Sensitive Data from Mail Abuse Reports 4 RFCs
RFC 6647 Jun 2012 Email Greylisting: An Applicability Statement for SMTP 2 RFCs
RFC 6650 Jun 2012 Creation and Use of Email Feedback Reports: An Applicability Statement for the Abuse Reporting Format (ARF) 3 RFCs
RFC 6651 Jun 2012 Extensions to DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) for Failure Reporting 3 RFCs
RFC 6686 Jul 2012 Resolution of the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Sender ID Experiments 2 RFCs
RFC 6692 Jul 2012 Source Ports in Abuse Reporting Format (ARF) Reports
RFC 6729 Sep 2012 Indicating Email Handling States in Trace Fields
RFC 7001 Sep 2013 Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status 8 RFCs
RFC 7070 Nov 2013 An Architecture for Reputation Reporting 3 RFCs
RFC 7071 Nov 2013 A Media Type for Reputation Interchange 7 RFCs
RFC 7072 Nov 2013 A Reputation Query Protocol 2 RFCs
RFC 7073 Nov 2013 A Reputation Response Set for Email Identifiers 2 RFCs
RFC 7103 Jan 2014 Advice for Safe Handling of Malformed Messages
RFC 7293 Jul 2014 The Require-Recipient-Valid-Since Header Field and SMTP Service Extension 3 RFCs
RFC 7372 Sep 2014 Email Authentication Status Codes 3 RFCs
RFC 7410 Dec 2014 A Property Types Registry for the Authentication-Results Header Field 2 RFCs
RFC 7437 Jan 2015 IAB, IESG, and IAOC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees 7 RFCs
RFC 7489 Mar 2015 Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) 13 RFCs
RFC 7601 Aug 2015 Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status 3 RFCs
RFC 8478 Oct 2018 Zstandard Compression and the application/zstd Media Type 1 RFC
RFC 8601 May 2019 Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status 2 RFCs
RFC 8617 Jul 2019 The Authenticated Received Chain (ARC) Protocol
RFC 8713 Feb 2020 IAB, IESG, IETF Trust, and IETF LLC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the IETF Nominating and Recall Committees 8 RFCs
RFC 8878 Feb 2021 Zstandard Compression and the 'application/zstd' Media Type 1 RFC

Active Internet-Drafts (1)

Expired Internet-Drafts (47)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity