Jordi Iparraguirre

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Email: jordi.ipa [at]
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   Jordi Iparraguirre
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ICANNLogo.png Currently a member
of ICANN's ccNSO

ICANNLogo.png Currently a member

Jordi Iparraguirre is ccNSO NomCom selectee (2013-15), member of the board of EURALO since 2013 an former .cat Registry Operations manager (2006, Sunrise) and CEO (2006-13). He is also member of the Catalan chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-CAT) since 1997 and it's Vicepresident (2009-11) and President (2013-15).

He is currently providing consultancy and business intelligence to new gTLDs and ccTLDs as well as promoting Internet users' rights, especially their privacy.

Career History

Under his direction .cat showed a healthy and constant growth (more than 62.000 domains under management), renewal rates of 85%, high usage rates and full presence on the street, as well as high information density of the registered domains (metric of domain use). Being a member of the Registry Constituency, he served as GNSO councilor (2007-09). On the technical side .cat was IDN and IPv6 enabled since sunrise and was the 1st gTLD to be DNSSEC ready. On the social side, being .cat a community-sponsored gTLD, the registry started a Grants program to reinvest in community proposed projects, and a European program, together with other ccTLDs, to bring web content development and use to schools. Amongst other events, the registry organized a CENTR general assembly (2009), the first-ever joint CENTR-LACTLD marketing working sessions (2013) and was a local sponsor for Studienkreis 2010 [1] held in Barcelona.

Prior to .cat, he worked at Hewlett Packard for 12 years in different countries and held technical and management positions in Training, Customer Support planning and Marketing. He has been an associated professor at EADA business school, lecturing on Operations management and Innovation (2002-06).[2]


Jordi holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from Barcelona Autonomous University, an MBA from ESADE business school and a DEA on Information Society from the Catalan Open University (UOC/IN3).

He speaks Catalan, English, French and Spanish.


  • "El reconeixement internacional del .cat"; de Montserrat, Iparraguirre, Gras; Ed. FOCIR; ISSN 2013-6927
  • "Elements for a successful gTLD: Lessons from the .cat experience for new community gTLDs"; Iparraguirre, Jordi; The Telecommunications Journal of Australia, Vol 63, No 3 (2013)