Unstoppable Domains Hires Execs From Twitch and IBM

Former Twitch VP Sajjad Rehman will lead Europe efforts while former IBM executive Nilkanth Iyer will head up Asia.

AccessTimeIconMar 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Mar 24, 2022 at 2:27 p.m. UTC

Unstoppable Domains, a service that allows users to assign a domain name to a crypto wallet, announced two key hires as it expands its global footprint.

  • Sajjad Rehman, a former executive at live-streaming service Twitch, will lead Unstoppable Domains in Europe, bringing on the region’s wallets, fintechs and gaming platforms, while former International Business Machines (IBM) executive Nilkanth Iyer will target exchanges in Asia.
  • “In my previous roles at IBM and CAST, I was a trusted advisor to executives of global 2000 companies and their partner ecosystems to help them modernize their IT and refactor to cloud. I see Web 3 as the natural evolution to that process,” Iyer told CoinDesk. CAST is a software company.
  • In January, Unstoppable Domains introduced a feature that allows users to log in to websites using one of their domains stored in an NFT (non-fungible token) format.
  • Unstoppable Domains is backed by Draper Associates, and supported by grants from the Ethereum Foundation and Zilliqa, a firm that helps develop blockchain-based apps. It raised $4 million in a funding round in 2019.

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