Alexander Siffrin

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Organization: CentralNic
Affiliation: GNSO
Stakeholder Group(s): Private Sector - Domain Name Industry
Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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Alexander Siffrin founded Key-Systems GmbH in 1998, whilst studying physics and computer science at the Saarland University in Germany and led the company from an academic sideline to a global player in the domain business. Later he founded KeyDrive SA as holding of a group of companies including Key-Systems, SkyWay Datacenter, KSregistry, nicSaarland, Moniker, BrandShelter, PartnerGate, and toweb Brasil.

As Executive President and CEO of KeyDrive SA Alex was responsible for the corporate and operational strategy and oversaw the organic and acquisitive growth of the company over 20 years. Since the reverse takeover (according to the regulations of the London Stock Exchange) of CentralNic Group plc by KeyDrive SA Alexander is COO of the enlarged CentralNic Group.

Alexander is managing partner of GmbH - a holding and investment company - and a major shareholder of CentralNic plc.

In a letter dated December 8th, 2011, Siffrin, along with twenty-seven other domain name industry representatives, wrote to Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to support ICANN's new gTLD program, in response to the Senate Hearings taking place on the same day. They supported ICANN's argument that the program would be innovative and economically beneficial, and noted that the program took a diverse group of international stakeholders years to develop.[1] The letter can be found here.


Alexander was born in 1976 in Saarbrücken, Germany.

From 1983 to 1986, he attended the German Embassy School in Addis Abeba/Ethiopia. Later he attended the secondary school Gymnasium Schloß Hagerhof in Bad Honnef/Germany and the German School "Collegio Mariscal Braun" in La Paz/Bolivia.

From 1996 to 2001, he studied Physics and Computer Science at the University of Saarland.[2][3]


  1. New gTLD industry pleads with senators,
  2. Alexander Siffrin[1]
  3. Universität des Saarlandes[2]
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