Like many inventors, Paul Mockapetris never expected his little creation, the Internet Domain Name System (DNS), to grow the way it has. VentureBeat has recently shared some of his advice for startups. Do you think his tips are on point?

Lesson 1: Simplicity is key

Lesson 2: Have a plan you can actually explain

Lesson 3: Plan for extension

Visit here for a full explanation of each lesson.

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