Welcome to TLD Registry
About TLD Registry
TLD Registry Ltd is a pan-European company domiciled in Ireland, alongside many prominent tech sector and domain name industry leaders. The company is fully funded and is supported by the Vision+ Fund, as well as a group of veteran business angel investors.
The founding investors of Vision+ are Nokia, Microsoft and major pension funds. Vision+ leadership have held board roles at Nokia, NAVTEQ and Innofinance, and have strong expertise in IPR development, commercialization, protection and litigation.
TLD Registry’s angel investors have backgrounds in various European tech category leaders, including Apple.
TLD Registry’s executive leadership benefits from a close working relationship with the highly successful Vision+ team and our angel investors.
Founders and executive team
TLD Registry’s founders are experienced tech sector veterans who have extensive experience in high growth companies. Collectively, the founders have exited more than ten companies through trade sales, and are acknowledged leaders in building successful and profitable start-ups. The founders have held a multitude of board roles and have diverse C-level credentials in NASDAQ listed companies.
Out executive team includes globally respected tech innovators, domain name industry experts and sales and marketing thought leaders. Executive team leaders have participated in ICANN, the Internet Society and associated trade groups for more than 60 years collectively. We have a very strong China business capability and a first-class China marketplace communications team.
Taneli Tikka, Chairman of the Board
Taneli Tikka is a strong leader and serial entrepreneur with a wealth of experience of working with startups. Taneli is passionate about developing businesses, driving organizations to new heights and delivering extraordinary results. Taneli holds an Executive MBA from the Aalto University School of Economics in Finland.
Over the past ten years, Taneli has held board director, chairman or leadership advisory positions for more than 30 companies including IRC-Galleria, Dopplr, Soprano PLC, Taika, Stardoll, Applifier, Web of Trust, Umbra Software, BrandMNGR, Netcycler, Transfluent, PackageMedia and Magneta.
Taneli has also played an active role in government-backed programs. He was appointed by the Minster of Trade and Industry to oversee Finland’s early stage company funding and accelerator program, the Vigo Programme. He also helped to formulate Finland’s Innovation Policy, which has been hugely successful. In 2012 Taneli was part of the working party group that wrote the Future Foresight Report, an official parliamentary report written every four years that looks at key opportunities and challenges for businesses.
Arto Isokoski, Co-Founder and CEO
Arto Isokoski is co-founder and CEO for TLD Registry. Arto is also a partner in directory assistance innovator Suomen 16100 Ltd and owner of Apila Media, a provider of mobile, internet and consulting related services.
Prior to founding TLD Registry Ltd, Arto held a variety of business development and project management roles at innovative technology and media companies in Finland such as Finnet Media, Jutel, and Tecono. He was also a senior R&D engineer at Nokia for over five years.
Arto is passionate about creating internet and mobile services businesses. His strengths lie not only in his ability to spot market opportunities but also his strong business development and managerial capabilities that enable him to turn an idea into a successful business proposition.
An engineer at heart, Arto has a keen interest in mobile devices and all things internet related. He is well recognized in Finland for his expertise in creating a range of internet and mobile services businesses.
Jarno Majamäki, Co-Founder and Director
Jarno Majamäki is co-founder and director of TLD Registry. He is responsible for driving marketing and new business opportunities for both Finnish and international companies operating in or seeking to enter the Asian markets.
With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Jarno is also a partner in Suomen 16100 Ltd, a fast growing directory and search engine service provider in Finland. He is also head of sales and marketing for Enova Group Ltd.
With a very strong marketing and advertising background, Jarno is helping to create the market for Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website. He boasts a wealth of experience in strategic management, sales, marketing, business development, and is also very well versed in venture funding.
Prior to his current roles he was co-founder and head of sales and marketing at Suomen Vakuusrahoitus Ltd. He was also co-founder of ParkNet Ltd, a private parking company that provides services to more than ten Finnish cities, and founder of Dial Media Ltd. Dial Media was acquired by Elisa PLC in November 2008, and has been known as Enia Ltd since 2010.
Our executive team includes…
Simon Cousins, Director of Marketing and Communications
Simon is an award-winning leader in China marketing, branding and PR, and directs our global strategic communications platform.
Pinky Brand, Special Expert Consultant to the CEO
Pinky is a 17-year veteran of the domain industry and new TLD launches, and contributes substantial registrar relations experience to the team