Kathy Nielsen worked at Sedo for nearly seven years in a variety of roles, most recently as VP Business Development in Sedo’s Registry Services group. I noticed a change on Kathy’s LinkedIn page, and she is now listed as Executive Director of Registry Operations and Channel Relations at Dot Green Community, Inc.
I reached out to Kathy to get more information about this change, and here’s what she had to say:
“After almost 7 years at Sedo, I decided it was time to move on. Over the past 2 1/2 years working with new gTLD Registries, large and small, it became clear to me that was where I wanted to be. I’m thrilled to be joining the dotGreen team. I have a deep respect for Annalisa Roger, the founder and President. Her strong ties with individuals and organizations in the green, sustainable environment world, as well as her respect within the ICANN community, make her a natural leader for this organization. Her vision to help increase awareness of green causes through the use of .green domain names paired with her strong ties in the Green community, made this Registry a clear choice for me.
I’ll miss Sedo and all my great colleagues, and wish them all the best. But I’m looking forward to this exciting new chapter in my life where my job is not just a job, I’ll be making a difference.”
Kathy will be working directly with Dot Green founder and CEO, Annalisa Roger. According to a press release that was just released by Dot Green, David Maddocks, Board Director of DotGreen Community said “We believe Kathy’s outstanding domain and digital advertising experience combined with Annalisa’s deeply rooted interest in and respect for the Green community, will complement each other tremendously.”
I wish Kathy all the best in her new role at Dot Green. The entire press release announcing this news is posted below:
DOTGREEN COMMUNITY, INC. ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF KATHY NIELSEN TO EXECUTIVE TEAM
Larkspur, CA, September 16, 2014 – DotGreen Community, Inc., manager of the new .green top level domain today announced the addition of Kathy Nielsen to its Executive Team. Kathy will join as the Executive Director of Registry Operations and Channel Relations.
Kathy comes to DotGeen with directly relevant and executive level experience with both public and privately held companies in the e-commerce, e-publishing and Internet domain name industries.
“We are fortunate to welcome Kathy to our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge from the domain name, digital media, and advertising industries and is excited about the value .green domain names can provide to registrants and participants in the green economy.” said Annalisa Roger, Founder/CEO of the DotGreen Community, Inc.
David Maddocks, Board Director of DotGreen Community said, “We believe Kathy’s outstanding domain and digital advertising experience combined with Annalisa’s deeply rooted interest in and respect for the Green community, will complement each other tremendously.”
Prior to joining the DotGreen team, Ms. Nielson was one of the new gTLD program’s strongest advocates who has supported the program from the start,” Ms. Nielsen served as VP Business Development, Registry Services at Sedo.com, the global leader in the premium domain marketplace. Kathy held several director level positions at Sedo during her tenure and built a broad knowledge in the domain name industry from 2008-2014 where she was a regular speaker at industry events as well as a published writer in her advocacy of the new gTLDs. She was a former director in new media at PoshTots.com/Baby Universe.com and their group of digital content properties.
Nielsen holds a B.A. in European Area Studies from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
About DotGreen Community, Inc.
Based in the SF Bay Area, DotGreen Community, Inc., manages and markets the .green TLD and is working with Afilias, who provides secure and reliable services behind all .green domain names. The team recognizes the importance of community and works to support the growing shift to greener businesses and sustainable lifestyles. DotGreen has been involved and active on behalf of the green Internet user since 2007, including participating in ICANN’s policy making. Visit nic.green for more information.