Stefanie Welters is public relations officer to DENIC eG, the registry and managing organisation of Germany’s Top Level Domain .DE. In this role, she is involved in explaining the multi-faceted technical, legal and administrative implications of .DE management via DENIC’s multi-channel communication activities across all target groups, ranging from the media and the general public thru academia and the registrar channel to industry associations and public authorities. Within the umbrella organisation of European national top level domain registries, CENTR, where best practices are being shared and joint projects and strategies set up, Stefanie is a regular contributor to the marketing working group. Additionally, she is responsible for organizing the programmes of major DENIC events and conferences including Domain pulse. Holding a degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Mainz, Germany, her professional background reflects both marketing and technical communication positions in different industrial environments, in and outside the Internet sector.