Portrait of Tobias Sattler

Tobias Sattler

CIO united-domains, Techie, Domain Name Geek, Advisor, Author, Conference Speaker, Event Organiser, Travel Nerd

About Me

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.

Publications, Papers, Projects and Presentations

These are recents drafts and documents that I worked on at IETF.

These are recent articles that I wrote about IT, Hosting, Domain Names and other 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.

Domain Name Basics - Security and Privacy

Security and Privacy

On Slideshare at Jul, 25th 2017

Domain Name Basics - Aftermarket and Premium Domains

Aftermarket and Premium Domains

On Slideshare at Feb, 6th 2017

Domain Name Basics - Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

On Slideshare at Aug, 22nd 2016

Domain Name Basics - DNS, DNSSEC and DANE


On Slideshare at Aug, 7th 2016

Domain Name Basics - Universal Acceptance

Universal Acceptance

On Slideshare at Apr, 22nd 2016

Domain Name Basics - WHOIS


On Slideshare at Apr, 20th 2016

Domain Name Basics - Domains


On Slideshare at Mar, 5th 2016

Domain Name Basics - Registries and Registrars

Registries and Registrars

On Slideshare at Mar, 3rd 2016

Domain Name Basics - DNS, Domains and ICANN

DNS, Domains and ICANN

On Slideshare at Mar, 3rd 2016

Press Review

An overview of articles, press releases and media in which I was mentioned. Nothing special, just a collection.

21.03.2018 - RrSG macht Vorschlag für eMail-losen Domain-Transfer – Interview mit Tobias Sattler

19.03.2018 - The challenges of new TLDs with Tobias Sattler – DNW Podcast #177

16.02.2018 - Training für Registrare kommenden Mittwoch in München

24.01.2018 - Big New gTLD Sales Spark Debate But Do They Change the Big Picture? - What Sattler Says

28.11.2017 - Was die Internet-Community aus der Einführung neuer Endungen lernen könnte

04.09.2017 - 4. Domain-Stammtisch im September 2017

03.07.2017 - 4. Domain-Stammtisch findet im September 2017 eine Woche früher statt

02.06.2017 - Public Comment - ICANN's Draft FY18 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan Update

01.06.2017 - 4. Domain-Stammtisch findet im September 2017 statt

29.05.2017 - Experten-Gremium für Domains gegründet

16.05.2017 - eco Verband: Names & Numbers Steering Committee nimmt die Arbeit auf

13.03.2017 - 3. Domain-Stammtisch München am 06. Mai 2017

11.01.2017 - Get to Know the WorldHostingDays Content Advisory Board

07.01.2017 - WorldHostingDays creates a Content Advisory Board for WHD.global and NamesCon

05.12.2016 - 3. Domain-Stammtisch München am 06. Mai 2017

14.11.2016 - Domain-Stammtisch München trifft sich am 19. November 2016

04.11.2016 - Einblicke in die Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG)

22.08.2016 - Domain-Stammtisch München trifft sich wieder im November 2016

09.08.2016 - CENTR - Public ccTLD Registrar Portal Goes Live!

25.07.2016 - Münchner Domain-Stammtisch trifft sich am Samstag im Biergarten Hirschgarten

27.06.2016 - Domain-Stammtisch im Hirschgarten am 30. Juli 2016

25.04.2016 - Public Comment - Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars

15.03.2016 - Afternic Adds United-Domains AG To Its Reseller Network

28.01.2016 - NamesCon - Auf dem Weg zum wichtigsten Domain-Industrie-Kongress

15.01.2016 - An Outstanding Agenda and Wonderful Water Night Made Day 3 a Special One at NamesCon 2016

07.01.2016 - Featured Attendee Profile: Tobias Sattler, united-domains AG

26.11.2015 - E-Mail und Webspace aus Deutschland

29.10.2015 - Webhosting-Kunden vertrauen auf Serverstandort Deutschland

05.06.2015 - Die neuen Endungen scheitern noch an der Universal Acceptance

28.05.2015 - 2nd LAC DNS FORUM & LACTLD Marketing Workshop & General Assembly

28.10.2014 - Summary of the Registration Operations Association Workshop

26.06.2014 - Highlights ccNSO Members Meeting London 22-26 June 2014

17.06.2014 - WHOIS ist tot - Kommt in Kürze der RDS?

18.04.2014 - Public Comment - Additional Whois Information Policy

14.02.2014 - Über 90 Prozent Zuteilungsquote bei neuen Top-Level-Domains

21.06.2013 - Public Comment - Proposed Final 2013 RAA


Tobias Sattler, Hauptstr. 5, 85586 Poing, mail [at] tobiassattler.com