Michael Sinatra

Michael Sinatra
Network Engineer
Network Engineering Group

Michael Sinatra is engaged in assisting Department of Energy Labs transition to IPv6, working on ESnet’s Domain Name System (DNS) and its security extensions (DNSSEC), as well as performing general network engineering duties.

Sinatra came to ESnet from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked as principal network engineer for eleven years. While pursuing a master's degree in political science, he became interested in statistical and formal (game theory) methods, which led him to gain a familiarity with the Unix-based systems that ran analytical software. He held a variety of technical jobs, joining the UCB central campus networking department in 1999 where he was appointed to the Security Working Group. Sinatra has lectured on sustainable network development and is interested in issues involving workable solutions for green network development. He is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), Internet2, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), and other network engineering groups.


Michael Sinatra, IPv6 Deployment Panel Discussion, Department of Energy Information Managers’ Conference, April 2013,

Michael Sinatra, DNSSEC: Signing, Validating, and Troubleshooting, TIP 2013: Joint Techs, January 2013,

Michael Sinatra, IPv6 Measurement Related Activities, CANS 2012, December 2012,

Michael Sinatra, Risks of Not Deploying IPv6 Now, CANS 2012, December 2012,

Michael Sinatra, Don’t Ignore the Substrate: What Networkers Need to Worry About in the Era of Big Clouds and Big Data, Merit Networkers Workshop, December 2012,

Michael Sinatra, DNS Security: Panel Discussion, NANOG 56, October 2012,

Michael Sinatra, IPv6 Panel: Successes and Setbacks, ARIN XXIX, April 2012,

Michael Sinatra, Site IPv6 Deployment Status & Issues, Winter ESnet Site Coordinators Committee Meeting, January 26, 2012,

Michael Sinatra, ESnet as an ISP, Winter ESnet Site Coordinators Committee Meeting, January 26, 2012,