Robert Birkner

Robert Birkner

Chief Strategy Officer, HEXONET GmbH
Joined on May 27, 2009
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About

Robert is the Chief Strategy Officer of HEXONET, a leading developer and service provider of domain name technologies for resellers and registrars. Before joining HEXONET, Robert held important posts throughout the domain industry including General Manager of Hostway Canada, General Manager of Domainpeople Inc., Director of Global Domains at Hostway Corporation, and Director of Sales and International Business at Key-Systems GmbH.

Robert is renown throughout the domain industry for his expertise on the industry's business policy, market insight, product development, and especially for understanding the needs of end users and registrars. Robert is sought out for his practical real-world experience and proven track-record of success, which was highlighted when he consulted on the launch of the .ME Registry in June of 2008.

In February of 2009, Robert founded HEXONET Services Inc. (www.hexonet.net), the North American arm of HEXONET GmbH with former Key-Systems CEO and founder Jens Wagner.

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ICANN Regional Meeting and More Questions on nTLDs

Congratulations and thanks to ICANN for hosting the North America Regional meeting at the Sheraton in downtown Toronto, Canada. This event was done first class and was in my opinion a highly successful meeting... At this regional ICANN meeting many interesting topics were covered. Some topics though not at the foremost of my mind, surprisingly were not only highly interesting but very informative. more

New Top-Level Domains Emerging

With all the buzz surrounding new Top-Level Domain (nTLDs) at the last ICANN meeting in Mexico, I am sure many of you have already encountered or read information regarding the latest applications. For those who haven't been staying abreast of the latest, here is a quick review... There are two different general types of TLDs -- gTLDs and ccTLDs. ICANN is now opening the possibility of adding further TLD extensions, which can virtually be anything... more

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Registry ServicesDomain NamesNew TLDsICANNInternet GovernanceCybersecurity

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