Dirk Krischenowski

Dirk Krischenowski

Founder and CEO of dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG
Joined on December 26, 2005 – Germany
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Dirk Krischenowski, born in 1965, is a qualified biochemist and economist. He started his professional career in marketing positions at life science companies such as Sanofi, Novartis, and Takeda. Starting in 2000, Dirk developed and implemented the business models for leading European health portals at Bertelsmann and Netdoctor.

Since 1999, Dirk has been much in demand as a speaker at national and international conferences (e. g. United Nations, Council of Europe, ICANN and German government). He is the author of numerous articles and studies on e-business and domain strategies and was a guest speaker at the Institute of Electronic Business, Berlin.

In 2004, Dirk invented the concept of Internet domain extensions as a digital identity and place branding tool for cities. Since 2005, he is CEO of dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG which launched .berlin as the world’s first city top-level domain in 2014 (www.dot.berlin). He is also CEO of Hamburg Top-Level-Domain GmbH, which was founded in 2007 and whose top-level domain .hamburg was launched in 2014 as well (www.nic.hamburg). Until today, more than 40 global cities followed his example with extensions like .nyc, .london or .tokyo. Dirk also belongs to the management team of DOTZON, an international consultancy specializing in developing Digital Brands and Identities (www.dotzon.consulting). 

Dirk is a Member of the Board at Internet Society Germany. Since 2007, he is heading the geoTLD.group which incorporated 2016 as International Association of Geographic Domain Extensions, currently being vice-chair. From its Brussels base, the association represents the interests of around 37 geoTLDs towards politicians, ICANN and other stakeholders. Dirk also is an honorary member of the Steering Committee at Internet Governance Forum Germany and of the Names & Numbers Steering Committee at eco Internet Business Association. 

Homepage www.krischenowski.berlin
dotBERLIN (.berlin) www.dot.berlin
dotHAMBURG (.hamburg) www.nic.hamburg
DOTZON Consulting www.dotzon.consulting

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