Chief Executive Officer at Sedo Holding AG
Joined on October 5, 2011 – United States
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In 2012, Tobias Flaitz became CEO and a member of the Board of Directors for Sedo Holding AG. Before this, he worked with Hubert Burda Media in Munich, Germany. At Burda Media, he held executive responsibility in the fields of Strategy and Business Development. Prior to this, Tobias Flaitz worked for many years as a Strategy Consultant for Accenture and Booz & Co. in Europe, the US, and the Middle East. Tobias Flaitz has an engineering degree (MsC) and holds an MBA from the Universities of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Berkeley, CA.
Much of the domain industry has seen a huge surge in sales of 2, 3 & 4 character sales. More specifically numeric domain sales are ever increasing mostly driven by Chinese buyers. As such domain marketplaces are utilizing and developing stronger connections in China to foster this growth even further while creating awareness for why this is occurring. When talk turns to economic and trade growth, China is never left out of the conversation. This talk extends to the domain market as well. more»
The world is just waking up to the fact that ICANN has been accepting applications for new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, since 2012 and that hundreds of these gTLDs have already been approved through Initial Evaluation, with more being approved every week. It is expected that the new extensions will begin appearing online in the second half of 2013... But if you're reading this, you've known this for a long time. In fact, you may have just gotten word that your application is approved. Congratulations! Awesome news... but, what now? more»
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ICANN held another update for new gTLD applicants last week, revealing that the proposal to meter the introduction of new gTLDs received many suggestions during the open comment period. This was just the first step to what I imagine will be a long process - one that will continue on September 12 when ICANN holds a public consultation that will offer more detailed discussion on the many different options for metering. more»