Konstantinos Komaitis

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Organization: Internet Society
Affiliation: I* Organization
Region: Europe
Country: Germany
Email: konstantinos [at] komaitis.org

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Konstantinos Komaitis is the Director, Policy Development at the Internet Society.[1]

Before joining the Internet Society in July 2012, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. He holds a PhD in Law.

Industry Involvement

Dr. Komaitis has been a member of ICANN's Non-Commercial Users Constituency since 2005 and served as its chair from 2010 to 2012. He was a member of ICANN's Special Trademark Issues (STI) team, which drafted the recommendations for the rights protection mechanisms for new gTLDs, and is on the Policy Advisory Board of Directors for DotMobi.[2]

He was formerly the chair of the Membership Committee of GigaNet, an academic network interested in Internet governance, and continues to serve as a panelist for the Czech Arbitration Forum, which is the responsible legal body for all .eu domains involved in the UDRP.[3]


Dr. Komaitis is the author of the book, "The Current State of Domain Name Regulation: Domain Names as Second-Class Citizens in a Mark-Dominated World", a well-researched overview of the legal, institutional and ethical problems caused by the clash between domain names and trademarks.[4]