Biography - Eric Schätzlein, Internet and IT Consultant
Eric Schätzlein, aged 35, is an independent Internet and IT
In 1995, Mr. Schätzlein co-founded Schlund + Partner AG, which later
merged with 1&1 Internet AG.
He has designed and implemented Schlund + Partner's domain
registration and DNS system, which has to date registered some 10
million domain names.
In 2001 he joined the management board of Schlund + Partner as Chief
Technical Officer (CTO) and was responsible for the Group's domain
services department. He left the company to pursue a career as an
independent consultant in 2005.
Being one of Germany ’s Internet pioneers, Mr. Schätzlein worked with
German top level domain registry DENIC and helped develop DENIC’s
automated domain registration. In its current version, this system has
registered more than 12 million .de domain names.
Mr. Schätzlein has been working with European and international ccTLD
registries like Nominet UK, DENIC, SWITCH and nic.at for many years.
From 2001 until 2007, Mr. Schätzlein joined the supervisory board of
the German registry, DENIC eG.
In addition, from 2001 until 2005, Mr. Schätzlein was a Member of the
Board and Executive Committee Member of Afilias Ltd., a registry
managing 4.7 million .info and 7 million .org domains.
Since December 2003, Mr. Schätzlein has been a member of the advisory
council of the Austrian ccTLD registry, nic.at.
He also attends various workshops on political, legal, and technical
domain name issues, e.g. ICANN, ICANN Studienkreis, Domain Pulse,
ECLIP as well as RIPE meetings. Mr. Schätzlein is a private member of
Mr. Schätzlein studied Computer Sciences at the University of
2006 - now Supervisory Board, Gameforge AG, Karlsruhe/Germany
(Chairman since 2007)
2006 - now Independant Internet and IT Consultant
2005 - 2006 Senior Advisor to the Board, Schlund+Partner AG / 1&1
2001 - 2005 CTO, Schlund+Partner AG
2001 - 2007 Supervisory Board, DENIC eG, Frankfurt/Germany
2003 - now Advisory Council (Domainbeirat), nic.at,
Salzburg and Wien/
2001 - 2005 Member of the Board and Executive Committee Member of
Afilias Ltd., Dublin/Ireland
1995 - 2005 Co-Founder, Schlund+Partner AG, Karlsruhe/Germany
1994 - 1996 Computer Sciences (Informatik), University of
1992 - 1994 Consultant, Gerkhardt Software GmbH, Worms/Germany