Product and Tech Leader, Advisor, Author, Domain Name Geek, Travel Nerd
My name is Tobias, and I was born in 1982 in the lovely city of Munich, Germany. Already at a young age, history, natural sciences, and computers fascinated me. In 1996 my interest in programming ignited, and I implemented and managed smaller hobby projects.
At Siemens, I later learned the basics as a software engineer. With a detour to the German Military from 2004 to 2008 to support the introduction of SAP, I started at united-domains AG in 2008 to lead our reseller subsidiary.
Over the years, I have steadily expanded my skills and responsibilities and shifted my focus from pure tech towards product management.
In 2011 I joined the Executive Committee, and since 2018 I have been part of the Board of Management, where I head technology and product management. I partner with my fellow board members to set our strategic direction and to drive our growth.
Work is more than just a job for me. As a leader, I love to empower and support my team to develop great products. Helping our customers to realize their ideas makes me happy.
Apart from that, I am an active member of the domain name industry:
- Member, ICANN Nominating Committee (since 2020)
- Member, eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee (since 2017)
- Founder & Editor-in-chief, MyNext.Events (since 2017)
- Founder, Domain Name Basics (since 2016)
- Founder & Co-Chair, ICANN Contracted Party House (CPH) TechOps Group (2017 - 2020)
- Vice-Chair / CTO, ICANN Registry Stakeholder Group (RrSG) (2016 - 2020)
- Ambassador, Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) (2018 - 2019)
- Founder & Organizer, Domain-Stammtisch Munich (2016 - 2019)
- Member, Content Advisory Board of NamesCon and CloudFest (2016 - 2018)
- Volunteer, Mozilla Public Suffix List (2014 - 2016)
Furthermore, I am an author of 9 IETF Internet-Drafts and 10+ articles on CircleID, Medium, and LinkedIn Pulse.
I am a supporting member of Amnesty International, the German Cancer Aid, Caritas, the German Redcross, WWF, and Unicef.
Since 2020 I am studying E-Commerce and Online Marketing in a master's program.
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and walking in my spare time.
If you have any questions that I can help with, please feel free to reach out on LinkedIn or Twitter. I look forward to speaking with you!
Publications, Papers, Projects, and Presentations
These are recent IETF RFCs and drafts that I wrote.
29.01.2019 - Contact Inventory Report
03.12.2018 - Unavailable Domain Report
29.11.2018 - Domain Drop List Report
28.11.2018 - Domain Inventory Report
20.11.2018 - Premium Domain Fee Report
16.11.2018 - Transaction Report
31.08.2018 - Report Structure
25.07.2018 - Reporting Repository
These are recent articles that I wrote about IT, Hosting, Domain Names, and other stuff.
ICANN 2021 NomCom will fill 9 positions
On CircleID at Jan, 15th 2021
Help science fight COVID-19
On CircleID at May, 25th 2020
One Year Bug Bounty Program
On LinkedIn Pulse at Feb, 10th 2020
CPH TechOps Retrospective 2018
On CircleID at Dec, 29th 2018
Addressing Technical and Operational Needs with TechOps
On CircleID at Jul, 23rd 2018
Too Many Emails? Time to fight it
On Medium at Jul, 3rd 2018
New TLD Launch: Lessons Learned
On CircleID at Jan, 5th 2018
Contact Details are not just for Show
On Medium at Dec, 28th 2017
Universal Acceptance and its impact
On LinkedIn Pulse at Nov, 28th 2017
Why isn’t someone using my software product, service or open source tool? But it is so cool!
On LinkedIn Pulse at Oct, 23rd 2017
Neue Domain-Endungen – Was wir als Internet-Community daraus lernen können
On LinkedIn Pulse at Sep, 21st 2017
Upcoming Internet, Domain and Hosting Conferences and Events - MyNext.Events
On LinkedIn Pulse at Aug, 3rd 2017
Der Domain-Stammtisch München
On LinkedIn Pulse at Aug, 1st 2017
Domain Name Basics - An Introduction for Newcomers
On LinkedIn Pulse at Jul, 27th 2017
Domain Name Basics is a series of presentations meant to be an overview and training material for newcomers in the domain name industry. It consists of more than fifteen episodes. These materials are not intended to be exhaustive.
An overview of articles, press releases, and media in which I was mentioned. Nothing special, just a collection.