BrandShelter News - Editorial Team

The editors of BrandShelter News regularly publish news concerning the domain world. Topics are:

  • Trademark protection on the Internet
  • Change of registration policies
  • Top-level domain news
  • Availability of new IDNs

Bonnie Wittenburg - Executive Vice President of BrandShelter US

Bonnie Wittenburg has been involved in the domain name industry since 1999. She began with the idNames group that became part of Network Solutions and which was acquired by Verisign in 2000.

Bonnie then joined Iron Mountain in 2004 where she managed domain portfolios for some of the world most recognized brand holders. Her expert knowledge and passion for the domain business is well respected in the industry.

She joined Key-Systems in 2009 and leads Key-Systems USA, Inc. as Executive Vice President. As of 2014, she is also responsible for the direction of Moniker registrar operations and drives cooperation and develop a synergistic relationship through her expanded role.

Andreas Soll - Product Manager of BrandShelter

In 1999, Andreas Soll began his career in the sales and support area with Internet-Solutions GmbH. In 2003 he went abroad for several years and worked in the position of Sales Manager for a Micropayment company in Spain/Mallorca.

After having worked two years for one of the largest Internet Service Providers in Germany, Andreas joined Key-Systems in 2007.

Since 2009 Andreas is Product Manager of the corporate domain management division of the Key-Systems GmbH.

Virgil Whitehurst - Director Business Development of BrandShelter

Virgil Whitehurst was formerly Partner Manager for Verisign, Inc. before joining Network Solutions as Sr. Biz Dev Manager in 2004.

In 2014, he joined Key-Systems USA, Inc. as Director of Business Development after three years as Account Director at Web.com.

Matthias Pons - Chief Fulfillment Manager of BrandShelter

Matthias Pons has worked as a customer relationship manager at an IT consulting company.

He started his career with Key-Systems' corporate domain portal BrandShelter as Key Account Manager for international brand customers.

Now, he is BrandShelter's Chief Fulfillment Manager and an expert in domain management consulting.

Stuart Fuller - CentralNic's Group Commercial Director

Stuart Fuller, a highly experienced domain services professional, joined the company in 2017 after eleven years at domain name retailing, corporate domain name management and brand protection firm NetNames (formerly Group NBT) where he was responsible for commercial operations for the group.

His earlier career was in the telco industry, with Cable and Wireless and other leading companies. Stuart has significant experience at both the policy and operational level and has written a number of white papers on the impact of the new gTLD programme, IP management and Brand Protection strategies.

Andy Churley - CentralNic's Group Marketing Director

Andy Churley manages marketing and communications strategy for the CentralNic group of companies. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the domain name industry, Andy previously held senior roles in product and marketing roles at Famous Four Media (a global registry management company with over 5 million names under management) and NetNames (formerly Group NBT, a well-known international registrar).

Andy launched a number of the top performing new gTLD registries. In product roles, he has developed online brand protection, registrar and registry systems. Andy also has significant experience managing the marketing operations for domain registries.