1API - Your Trusted ICANN Registrar

1API is an accredited registrar for all gTLDs (Generic Top Level Domains), covering .com, .net, .org, and the nTLDs (.club, .berlin, etc.) as well as over 80 ccTLDs (Country Code Top Level Domains). The executive management and senior managers are active participants in promoting and growing the domain industry. Representatives of 1API attend many industry events through the year including important ICANN meetings that cover governance of the industry.

Corporate Facts

Headquartered in Homburg, Germany
Founded in 2006
President and CEO: Jens Wagner
CSO: Robert Birkner
CMO: Tony Kim
ICANN Accredited in 2007
Member of RIPE NCC

Domain Engineering/Systems Facts

Domain Systems Engineering Years of Expertise: > 10 Years
Main Datacenter: Saarlouis, Germany
Fully redundant clustered software and systems infrastructure
Five levels of security to ensure privacy and protection



Jens Wagner - CEO

Jens Wagner is the Chief Executive Officer of 1API GmbH, as well as, being the founder and President of 1API GmbH in Homburg, Germany.

Jens is considered a foremost expert in domain industry technology and Internet systems. And though his love is 1API, Jens is also highly passionate about technology and serves on major technical discussion boards.

In 2000, Jens co-founded Key-Systems GmbH where he served as Chief Technical Officer during the company’s expansion. In June 2008, Jens left Key-Systems to focus fully on 1API and work on new technical innovations.

Talstrasse 27, 66424 Homburg, Germany

Robert Birkner - CSO

Robert Birkner currently holds the position of Chief Strategy Officer at 1API GmbH, as well as, being a founder and President of HEXONET Services Inc. in Vancouver, Canada.

Prior to joining 1API, Robert held many executive positions at various prominent Domain and Webhosting companies. Robert is considered a foremost expert on the Top-Level-Domain industry.

Past Positions:

  • Director of Sales and International Business at Key-Systems GmbH
  • General Manager of DomainPeople Inc.
  • Director of Global Domains at Hostway Corporation
  • General Manager of Hostway Canada
  • Director of Sales at DoMEn (the .ME Registry)

#2235 - 6900 Graybar Road, Richmond, BC, Canada, V6W 0A5

Tony Kim - CMO

Serving as 1API’s Chief Marketing Officer, Tony is responsible for all marketing, product marketing, and product management for the company. Tony is headquartered at HEXONET Services Inc. in Vancouver, Canada.

Prior to joining 1API, Tony held both executive and director level positions at various technology companies and startups. Tony is specializes in Internet startups and developing new business models.

Past Positions:

  • General Manager – Hostway Corporation Canada
  • Director of Product Development – BroadXchange Inc..
  • Senior Product Manager – Hostway Corporation
  • Senior Product Manager – Pumpkin Networks Inc.
  • Senior Software Engineer – IQLinux.com


#2235 - 6900 Graybar Road, Richmond, BC, Canada, V6W 0A5

Sven Ropers - CTO

Sven Ropers is 1API’s Chief Technology Officer managing all aspects of engineering including direct oversight of major projects like the Control Panel (web interfaces), systems engineering, and new product development. Sven is headquartered at 1API GmbH in Homburg, Germany.

Sven is an expert in domain systems, domain name protocols, and back-end systems. Prior to joining 1API, Sven was the Technical Director at Key-Systems GmbH, where he was promoted to his director position in just two short years. As the Technical Director at 1API, Sven was fully responsible for developing and operating 1API's core domain systems. And now as Chief Technical Officer, 1API's engineering and operations are running at peak efficiency.

Past Positions:

  • Technical Director at 1API GmbH
  • Technical Director at Key-Systems GmbH


Talstrasse 27, 66424 Homburg, Germany

Dennis Nizard - Sales Director

Dennis Nizard is the Director Sales at 1API GmbH and is responsible for all sales activities in the European Union. Renown his customer first approach, Dennis provides customized and individual attention to every one of 1API’s clients.

Past Positions:

  • Sales Manager HJP Datentechnik GmbH (IT Hardware Supplier)
  • Sales Manager at Key-Systems GmbH
  • Managing Director Reseller Business at Key-Systems GmbH

Talstrasse 27, 66424 Homburg, Germany