1. If there was a movie produced about your life who would play you and why?
David Hasselhoff. Because he is the childhood hero of every german boy my age 😉
2. What songs best describe your work ethic?
To stick with David Hasselhoff, how about “Everybody Sunshine”? No matter how crazy things get in our office, our people always stay in a good mood!
3. A cat walks into the room wearing a leisure suit. What does he say and why is he here?
Where’s the Hoff?
4. If you could visit any place in the World, where would you go and why?
To look down at our earth from the moon would be pretty fantastic.
5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
When we visited a tiny village in Ughanda for our Waterschool project, there was a single (and very thin) goat tied to a pole. When we came back from a tour of the village a stew was served. The goat was gone and there was meat in the stew. Felt kind of weird that they would save the goat for that one moment they have outside visitors coming in (which happens every few years). We felt pretty honored though.
6. What are you reading now?
Bernie Ecclestone’s biography.
7. If you could sit and chat with any historical figure who would it be and why
Dining with the Medici family at the height of their power in the 15th and 16th century could have made for some interesting conversation. Plus, they spent most of their time in Florence, so I would actually get to see how tuscany looked like 500 years ago.
8. What would your slogan be for your life?
Always look on the bright side of life.
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A good father.
10. What is something no one knows about you?
I think I talk too much to keep secrets 🙂
11. What piece of art have you seen that moved you?
The first piece of art that really moved me was from an artist called Cheri Cherin. It contained many different elements and was very critical of the western society. He is from the democratic republic of Congo and the piece was called “Where is the world going”.
12. What was the last thing you geeked out about?
Every time our engineers roll out a cool new feature at ParkingCrew or DNTX I am pretty enthusiastic about it.
13. Name 5 things from your bucket list.
I don’t even have one yet. Life holds so many unexpected adventures for me that I haven’t given this too much thought just yet.
14. If you could hear someone’s thoughts for one day who would it be and why
Right now: Vladimir Putin. Would be interesting to see if he is as calm and untouched by what is going on around him as he always pretends to be.
15. If you were trapped in a TV for a month what show would you choose to be in and why?
Baywatch. Playing Mitch Buchannon.
Nico has been in the domain industry since 2002, and has spoken at various international conferences. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Gallen, and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.