Dirk Krischenowski

Dirk Krischenowski

Founder and CEO of dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG
Joined on December 26, 2005
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About

Dirk Krischenowski is an expert in Internet infrastructure, digital brands and ICANN. He founded dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG in 2005, the registry operator of the .berlin top-level domain and serves as their CEO and is co-founder and CEO of Hamburg Top-Level-Domain GmbH, the registry operator of .hamburg. He is also partner at DOTZON GmbH, a consultancy specializing in developing digital brands and identities for cities, regions, brands and companies.

Starting in 1999, Dirk Krischenowski developed the concept of city top-level domains and pursued the geoTLD idea in general from 2005 to their introduction at ICANN in 2014 when he launched .berlin as the world’s first city top-level domain. He founded and lead the geoTLDs interest group from 2009 and served as vice-chair until end of 2019.

Dirk Krischenowski regularly speaks at international conferences and has more than 20 years of experience in the Internet and Domain Name sector. He serves as presidium member at the German chapter ISOC.DE, is a member of the Names and Numbers Steering Committee of eco, and member of the Steering Committee of the Internet Governance Forum Germany.

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2017 - Dec 13 on GDPR: Registries to Become Technical Administrators Only?
2017 - Mar 15 on Universal Acceptance of New Top-Level Domains Reloaded
2015 - Mar 12 on Don't Confuse Brand and Category-Label New gTLDs
2013 - Sep 02 on Trademarks for TLDs
2011 - Dec 01 on ANA Moves Campaign Against New gTLDs to YouTube, Accuses ICANN of Lying
2009 - Jun 10 on Businesses, Social Networks Getting Excited About Liberalized TLDs... Imagine yourname.facebook
2009 - Mar 19 on WIPO Cybersquatting Report Ignores Real UDRP Trends
2009 - Mar 15 on ICANN to IP Experts: Come Back With a Solution for Internet Trademark Protection
2009 - Feb 04 on Logical Deduction on Why New TLDs Will Not Increase Costs for Trademark Holders
2009 - Jan 01 on Domain Name Disputes Doubled Since 2003, Origin of Most Cases in US
2008 - Dec 29 on ICANN's gTLD Proposal Hits a Wall: Now What?
2008 - Sep 24 on Japan Domain Market Demystified
2008 - Sep 15 on Berners-Lee Announces Creation of World Wide Web Foundation
2007 - Sep 07 on New Paper Discusses Global City TLD's in the Public Interest
2007 - Aug 24 on New Paper Discusses Global City TLD's in the Public Interest
2007 - Jul 30 on DotAsia Auctions Aim to Address Problems of the Past
2007 - Jul 17 on EU NameSpace is Dead?
2006 - Nov 20 on Why is .EU Trying to Destroy the Internet?
2006 - Sep 13 on GeoTLDs: Diversity is Key
2006 - Sep 12 on GeoTLDs: Diversity is Key
2006 - May 08 on City Identifiers on the Net: A Closer Look
2006 - May 05 on In Bad Taste
2006 - Jan 17 on Ask Vint Cerf: The Road Ahead for Top-Level Domains
2006 - Jan 04 on Urban Identity by City Top-Level Domains

Topic Interests

DNSNew TLDsDomain NamesRegistry ServicesICANNArtificial IntelligenceCybersecurityWebPolicy & RegulationMultilinguismInternet GovernanceEmailWhoisDomain ManagementUDRPLawRegional Registries

Recent Blogs

The geoTLD GDPR Survey 2018

GDPR: Registries to Become Technical Administrators Only?

Universal Acceptance of New Top-Level Domains Reloaded

The Discrepancy in Confusion and Similarity Decisions of New gTLDs

What May Happen to GAC Advice? 3 Fearless Predictions

Popular Posts

Urban Identity by City Top-Level Domains

City Identifiers on the Net: A Closer Look

Local “.city” TLDs as an Opportunity for City Portals

Study Shows German Internet Users Prefer Memorable Domain Names for Cities and Regions

Universal Acceptance of New Top-Level Domains Reloaded