Date: 01/01/1985The first versions of BIND were developed by said promoters Berkeley. All versions up to 4.8.3 were developed under the responsibility of the Computer Research Group. From 1985 to 1987, Kevin Dunlap worked on BIND. Dunlap was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation and posted at the university. Versions 4.9 and 4.9.1 were issued by Digital Equipment Corporation , now part of Hewlett Packard . DEC employee Paul Vixie was the leader of these developments. Version 4.9.2 was released by Vixie Enterprises . From version 4.9.3 was the development in the hands of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and was financially supported by the sponsors of ISC. In 1997 the first production version of ripe came BIND 8 on the market, the latest version to version 9, which would be completely redeveloped.

In 1985, Kevin Dunlap of DEC substantially revised the DNS implementation. Mike Karels, Phil Almquist, and Paul Vixie have maintained BIND since then. BIND was ported to the Windows NT platform in the early 1990s. BIND was widely distributed, especially on Unix systems, and is still the most widely used DNS software on the Internet.