Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH

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Type: Partnership
Industry: Internet
Headquarters: Dortmund
Country: Germany
Employees: 25
Key People
Dietmar Knipp & Elmar Knipp, Managing Director

Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH is an ICANN accredited registrar based in Germany. The company has 25 employees and it is managed by twin brothers Dietmar Knipp and Elmar Knipp. Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH was a spin-off of from another company, which was founded by Dietmar and known as Knipp EDV gesteuerter Lichtsatz. The first company provided automated phototypesetting and computer-aided publishing services.[1]


The company provides Domain Name Registration Services for all types of domains, (gTLDs, ccTLDs, sTLDs and IDNs) through its Domain Registration System. It also offers Domain Management Services which include stock taking, and documentation and development of domain name selection strategy.[2] Knipp's Internet Services include Software Development and Business Provider Services which include hosting, security solutions, data center and green IT.[3]

Tango Registry Services

Tango Registry Services is a new platform developed by Knipp for new gTLDs particularly for .brand TLDs. According to Knipp, the technology meets ICANN's requirements and is capable of handling as many as 30 million domain name registrations.[4]

First Come First Batch

The company launched its First Come First Batch digital archery service to help new gTLD applicants to get into the first batch of applications to be processed. Knipp Medien und Kommunikation was the fourth company offering digital archery service, and its services was the cheapest compared to its competitors. The company was charging a $7,500 "early bird" fee if an applicant signed up on or before June 20, 2012. The regular fee after June 20 was set at $12,500. The applicants were only to pay the service fee if they were included in the first batch.[5]

Digital Archery was later abandoned by ICANN, and the service by Knipp Medien was consequently discontinued.


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