DotHIV gemeinnütziger e.V.

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Type: Charity
Industry: gTLD
Founded: 2011
Founder(s): Carolin Silbernagl, Tobias Mölder,
Philipp Kafkoulas, Dr. Michael Trautmann
Headquarters: Berlin
Country: Germany
Email: mail[at]
Facebook: dot HIV
Key People
Carolin Silbernagl, Chairwoman and CEO

Tobias Mölder, Board Member and CFO
Philipp Kafkoulas, Board Member and Head of Communications
Daniel Raschke, Legal Advisor
Dr. Michael Trautmann, Advisor
Dr. Bernd Kundrun, Advisor

DotHIV gemeinnütziger e.V. is the applicant for .hiv in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The purpose of .hiv is to spread awareness, raise funds, and join in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It is a German non-profit organisation supported by the creative agency Kempertrautmann, the online donation plattform, members of the ICANN community, the medical sciences community, and members of the HIV communities.[1] The company's main goal is for every major website to create an additional .hiv version that would forward to the standard domain (e.g. Google could run alongside, with every click on a .hiv domain resulting in a microdonation to organizations fighting HIV and AIDS, financed trough the accumulated registration fees. Users could chose whether to visit the standard web adress or the .hiv address.[2]


In November 2012, it was announced that Sedo would be providing its services at a discounted rate to the gTLD applicant for .hiv, dotHIV. The applicant aims to donate 70-80% of revenue to HIV research. Some of the services it will be providing include: appraising and auctioning premium .hiv domains, supporting preregistrations for people and organizations wishing to reserve names before the official launch, and evaluating the entire .hiv namespace to ensure that important .hiv domain names reach the best end users.[3] The announcement was made to coincide with World AIDS day, which occurs on Dec. 1 every year.


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