Portrait of Tobias Sattler

Tobias Sattler

Product and Tech Leader, Advisor, Author, Domain Name Geek, Travel Nerd

About Me

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 interested 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.

Over the years, I have steadily expanded my skills and responsibilities and shifted my focus 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. Together with two co-founders, I lead the company.

Work is more than just a job for me. 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:

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.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, walking, and learning.

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 drafts and documents that I worked on at IETF.

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

One Year Bug Bounty Program
One Year Bug Bounty Program

On LinkedIn Pulse at Feb, 10th 2020

CPH TechOps Retrospective 2018
CPH TechOps Retrospective 2018

On CircleID at Dec, 29th 2018

Too Many Emails? Time to fight it
Too Many Emails? Time to fight it

On Medium at Jul, 3rd 2018

New TLD Launch: Lessons Learned
New TLD Launch: Lessons Learned

On CircleID at Jan, 5th 2018

Contact Details are not just for Show
Contact Details are not just for Show

On Medium at Dec, 28th 2017

Universal Acceptance and its impact
Universal Acceptance and its impact

On LinkedIn Pulse at Nov, 28th 2017

Domain-Stammtisch München
Der Domain-Stammtisch München

On LinkedIn Pulse at Aug, 1st 2017

Domain Name Basics - An Introduction for Newcomers
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. These materials are not intended to be exhaustive.

Domain Blocking Services

On Slideshare at Jan, 7th 2020


On Slideshare at Apr, 5th 2019

Registration Data Access Protocol

On Slideshare at Jul, 10th 2018

DNS Zone Files

On Slideshare at Jun, 28th 2018

Security and Privacy

On Slideshare at Jul, 25th 2017

Aftermarket and Premium Domains

On Slideshare at Feb, 6th 2017

Extensible Provisioning Protocol

On Slideshare at Aug, 22nd 2016


On Slideshare at Aug, 7th 2016

Universal Acceptance

On Slideshare at Apr, 22nd 2016


On Slideshare at Apr, 20th 2016


On Slideshare at Mar, 5th 2016

Registries and Registrars

On Slideshare at Mar, 3rd 2016

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.

30.12.2019 - 2020 Domain Industry Predictions – DNW Podcast #266

13.12.2019 - eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee welcomes new members

05.11.2019 - ICANN GNSO Business Constituency Newsletter November 2019

09.10.2019 - Letter from Owen Smigelski to Keith Drazek

05.08.2019 - 8. Domain-Stammtisch München am 28. September 2019

23.04.2019 - 7. Domain-Stammtisch München am 18. Mai 2019

07.01.2019 - 2019 Predictions – DNW Podcast #218

16.10.2018 - united-domains appoints Tobias Sattler as new board member

16.10.2018 - united-domains ernennt Tobias Sattler zum neuen Vorstandsmitglied

22.08.2018 - Vorschlag zur Standardisierung der Arbeitsabläufe von Domain-Registry und Registrar

06.08.2018 - 1&1 And United Domains Submit Joint RFC Proposal

11.06.2018 - Steht der Domainbranche ein Umbruch durch neue Top-Level-Domains bevor?

07.05.2018 - Registrars propose changes so that domain name transfers can keep working after GDPR

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, Birnen-Anger 2, 85591 Vaterstetten, mail [at] tobiassattler.com