Cary Karp is the President and CEO of the Museum Domain Management Association, the organization responsible for the .museum top-level Internet domain. He is also Director of Internet Strategy and Technology at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and serves in the same capacity for the International Council of Museums. He holds a PhD in musicology from Uppsala University where he is Associate Professor of Organology.
Karp is involved in action toward establishing further top-level domains equivalent to .museum for other segments of the heritage management sector, extending collaborative action within that community into the digital realm. When IDN became available, .museum was among the first domains to provide that service. Karp is active in developing the potential of IDN for designating cultural activity that does not coincide with national boundaries, with particular regard to the intangible heritage of indigenous cultures.