I am united-domains' Chief Information Officer (CIO). The key part of my job is to enable and to support my team to build great things, to improve and to transform our technology stack, to streamline our business processes, to develop our IT strategy and roadmaps, to work with our 200+ external partners on five continents, and to represent united-domains at EMEA, APAC and America conferences.
Other than that, I am participating in ICANN working groups, exercise my voting right in the Registrar Stakeholder Group and its current Vice Chair/CTO. Moreover, I am a Member of the Content Advisory Board of NamesCon and WorldHostingDays and a Member of the eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee. Furthermore, I am also the organizer of a biannual German domain name event, called Domain-Stammtisch München as well as the Founder and Editor in Chief of an event calendar that lists upcoming domain, hosting and internet industry meetings and conferences, called MyNext.Events. I was also a volunteer at Mozilla to support the Public Suffix List and the Universal Acceptance for two years.
In 2008, I joined united-domains and before being promoted to CIO, I headed the newly created domain name service department as Head of Domain Services. My team and I reviewed a lot of contracts, policies and migrated all of our domain names, while developing our new backend system. Prior to this I worked as the Assistant to the Board to do vendor screening and project management, after I successfully led united-domains' reseller subsidiary as Head of Domain Reselling.
I have studied computer science at Wilhelm Büchner University, but decided to leave without graduating.
These are drafts and documents I worked on at IETF.
These are articles that I wrote about Domain Names, Hosting, and other IT stuff.
Domain Name Basics is a series of presentations meant to be an overview and training material for newcomers in the domain name industry. 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.
04.09.2017 - 4. Domain-Stammtisch im September 2017
01.06.2017 - 4. Domain-Stammtisch findet im September 2017 statt
29.05.2017 - Experten-Gremium für Domains gegründet
13.03.2017 - 3. Domain-Stammtisch München am 06. Mai 2017
05.12.2016 - 3. Domain-Stammtisch München am 06. Mai 2017
04.11.2016 - Einblicke in die Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG)
09.08.2016 - CENTR - Public ccTLD Registrar Portal Goes Live!
27.06.2016 - Domain-Stammtisch im Hirschgarten am 30. Juli 2016
26.11.2015 - E-Mail und Webspace aus Deutschland
17.06.2014 - WHOIS ist tot - Kommt in Kürze der RDS?
18.04.2014 - Public Comment - Additional Whois Information Policy
21.06.2013 - Public Comment - Proposed Final 2013 RAA