Frank Schilling

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Frank T. Schilling
Photograph of Schilling by Amy Strzalko, 2014
Photograph of Schilling by Amy Strzalko, 2014
BornFrank Taylor Schilling
(1969-07-29) July 29, 1969 (age 50)
Tübingen, Germany
OccupationInternet Investor
NationalityCanadian / Caymanian
Notable worksUniregistry
Website
frankschilling.com

Frank T. Schilling (born July 29, 1969) is an American Internet-investor and the founder of the Cayman Islands based Uniregistry Corporation.[1]

Career[edit]

Schilling founded his company Name Administration Inc. in February 2002. The company manages more than 378,000 domain names.[when?][2]

Schilling financed the Caribbean's first ICANN accredited domain name registrar in 2003, joined as a member of the ICANN business constituency and co-founded the non-profit Internet Commerce Association in 2006.[3]

In 2012, Schilling was revealed by [CNET]] as the financial backer of Uniregistry. In 2019 Uniregistry became a top 10 registrar of domain names across GTLD's and CCTLD's and operates or provides back-end services to 31 top level domain names.[2]

On February 11th 2020 Godaddy announced that it had acquired the assets of Schilling's Name Administration Inc., as well as the Uniregistry registrar, its secondary marketplace and Uniregistry investments in New York based Brandsight.com Uniregistry's 31 owned and operated and joint venture top-level-domain names and its registry infrastructure were excluded from the transaction.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Kompanek (2014-03-07). "Frank Schilling and the rise of the web domain name industry". Financial Times. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  2. ^ a b Jackson, Ron (December 2007). "Nice Guy Finishes First: How Frank Schilling Won the Domain Race After Starting at the Back of the Pack". DN Journal. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ Jackson, Ron (November 2006). "T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2006: How Domain History was Made at the Westin Diplomat". DN Journal. Retrieved 7 December 2014.