Joel Disini

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Country: Philippines
Email: jed [at]


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Joel Disini is the CEO of DotPH, the domain registry for the Philippines.[1]


Mr. Disini is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society/Caltech, and of Mensa. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.[2]

Joel Disini was previously involved in Silicon Valley in different networking and communications-related fields.[3] He worked for five years in the late 80s writing Macintosh Software for Tri-Data Systems in Sunnyvale, CA. After 9 years in the US, he moved to the Philippines in 1989.[4]

In 1990, he formed the Philippines' first Internet Service Provider. His product - The Netway 1000 SNA/Bisyn Gateway - was named MacUser Editor's Choice for best Networking and Communications Product. He has been selected as one of "The Internet's 10 Most Influential Filipinos" by The Web Philippines.[5]


His control of the DotPH Domain Registry was a contentious issue in 2001. Accusations of unfair pricing on .ph domain names and abuses in its administration were made to the Department of Trade and Industry, although all complaints filed with the DTI were later dismissed.[6]


  • Table Tennis
  • Long Distance Cycling (participated in 1230km 2011 Paris-Brest-Paris)