Robert Birkner

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Organization: HEXONET
Affiliation: GNSO
Stakeholder Group(s): Private Sector - Domain Name Industry
Region: North America
Country: Canada
Email: rbirkner [at]


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Robert Birkner is the Chief Strategy Officer of HEXONET and 1API GmbH, a leading developer and service provider of domain name technologies for resellers and registrars. Before joining HEXONET, Robert held important posts throughout the domain industry including General Manager of Hostway Canada, General Manager of Domainpeople Inc., Director of Global Domains at Hostway Corporation, and Director of Sales and International Business at Key-Systems GmbH.

Robert Birkner is renowned throughout the domain industry for his expertise regarding the industry's business policy, market insight, product development, and especially for understanding the needs of end users and registrars. Robert is sought out for his practical real-world experience and proven track-record of success, which was highlighted when he consulted on the launch of the .me Registry in June of 2008.

In February of 2009, Robert founded HEXONET Services Inc., the North American arm of HEXONET GmbH, with former Key-Systems CEO and founder Jens Wagner.[1]

Robert is married to Leona Chen-Birkner.