ARI Registry Services News
Global web address regulator approves .melbourne11th May 2013
A new targeted piece of the Internet completely devoted to Melburnians and the state of Victoria is one step closer to being available — after the global regulator of web addresses today gave '.melbourne' an official tick of approval.
The year-long process applying for the new Top Level Domain led by the Victorian State Government, City of Melbourne and technology provider ARI Registry Services, has successfully passed the rigorous technical and financial evaluations set by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
ARI Registry Services launches Registrar Integration Centre22nd April 2013
Earlier this month at ICANN's 46th public meeting in Beijing, ARI Registry Services launched an online portal to outline the process new gTLD Registrars must undertake when connecting to the ARI Registry Services new gTLD Registry System.
The Registrar Integration Centre outlines the simple process ICANN Accredited Registrars must undertake to access any of the new Top-Level Domain applications supported by ARI Registry Services.
ARI Registry Services launches DiscoveryDNS9th April 2013
Following an announcement in October about the expansion of our DNS service, ARI Registry Services is pleased to unveil today our new brand, DiscoveryDNS.
During a presentation at ICANN's 46th public meeting in Beijing, China, ARI Registry Services' Chief Executive Adrian Kinderis and Chief Technology Officer Chris Wright showcased the new DiscoveryDNS brand to the industry and outlined the brand's proposition: 'It's time to see things differently, it's time for DiscoveryDNS'.
First new TLDs to launch mid-2013 with support of ARI Registry Services
First new TLDs to launch mid-2013 with support of ARI Registry Services26th March 2013
The first 27 of 1898 new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) to join the likes of .com, .net and .au live on the Internet took a major step forward towards activation over the weekend.
Following nine months evaluating the applications, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) released results of its evaluation of the first new TLD applications.
Arabic Internet use set to shift to .web (Arabic) in mid-2013
The launch of ????. by International Domain Registry is set to revolutionise the Internet in the Arab region. Below is a press release from International Domain Registry about passing ICANN's evaluation. ARI Registry Services is the appointed back-end domain name registry provider for ????..24th March 2013
Arabic businesses and Internet users are set for a paradigm shift in their online behaviour in 2013 with the launch of the ????. (.shabaka, translates to .web in English) Top-Level Domain in Arabic script expected mid-year.
Moving away from non-Arabic Internet namespaces such as .com, .net and .org, the introduction of ????. will provide the Arabic speaking world with a uniquely Arabic-orientated corner of the Internet.
Developing the DNS market in the Arab region6th March 2013
On Monday 4 March 2013, Adrian Kinderis was invited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to deliver a keynote speech on developing regional DNS markets at an event held in Dubai titled: 'Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance in the Arab world'.
Mr Kinderis spoke about the enormous potential of the Internet in the Arab region and explained why nurturing an end-to-end Arabic online experience will be important to address the needs of the next 90 million Arabic Internet users.
Religion, Tech and Automotive sectors get the luck of the draw in new Top-Level Domain program18th December 2012
Internet users are likely to see the first new Top-Level Domains appear from the technology and automotive sectors as early as July next year, according to major infrastructure provider for new Top-Level Domain applicants, ARI Registry Services.
The global governing body for the Internet (ICANN) today held a Prioritisation Draw to determine the order in which evaluation results will be released for the 1930 new Top-Level Domain (TLD) program applicants.
ARI Registry Services unveils DNS service & sends message to the competition22nd October 2012
ARI Registry Services formally unveiled its expanded DNS service last week in Toronto, Canada during ICANN’s 45th public meeting.
More than 200 clients and industry leaders were invited to an exclusive event hosted by ARI Registry Services last Tuesday to hear valuable insights into the drivers behind ARI’s expansion into DNS services.
ARI Registry Services expands Top-Level DNS services with bold plans12th October 2012
ARI Registry Services is today formally announcing the public launch of a service to offer Top-Level Domain (TLD) DNS services for new TLD applicants and country code TLD operators.
ARI Registry Services has more than 10 years of Top-Level DNS management experience through the construction, deployment and operation of registry and DNS services for various country code TLDs around the world.
Marketing insights from the 2012 AFL & NRL Grand Finals8th October 2012
An analysis of the of the 67 TVCs aired during the 2012 AFL and NRL Grand Finals has revealed that Australian marketers place domain names – in particular .com.au domain names – above any other form of a call to action, including social media.
The results showed that 32 ads (38% of all calls to action) used a domain name as the primary call to action. Further analysis revealed that marketers have an affinity with the .com.au domain name (70% of all domains used).
Krista Papac departs ARI Registry Services22nd August 2012
ARI Registry Services today announced that Krista Papac has tendered her resignation as General Manager of Policy & Industry Affairs, effective Wednesday 22nd August 2012.
"It is with great sadness that we see Krista depart ARI Registry Services. We are thankful for her leadership over the past two years and her contribution to helping grow the company into an influential leader within the domain name industry," said Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services. "We wish Krista every success in the next phase of her career."
ICANN seeks community input on processing new Top-Level Domain applications30th July 2012
One month after terminating the digital archery process, ICANN has today issued a request for public comment on how it should process the 1930 applications it has received for new Top-Level Domains.
The statement confirms ICANN has already begun evaluating applications based on a tentative project plan that foresees the processing of applications in a single batch.
ICANN officially cancels the digital archery process29th June 2012
In a resolution passed last week at ICANN's 44th meeting held in Prague, the New gTLD Program Committee has officially cancelled the digital archery process.
ICANN published a statement which states the President and CEO have been directed to terminate the Digital Archery process following feedback from the community.
ICANN Suspends Digital Archery25th June 2012
Today, ICANN announced the temporary suspension of the Digital Archery system. ARI Registry Services applauds this development, as it's a clear signal ICANN is listening, considering and acting upon constructive feedback from the community. We encourage ICANN to not only reassess the Digital Archery system, but also the need to proceed with batching at all.
Last week, ARI Registry Services published the timeline below to illustrate the benefits of evaluating all applications in a single batch. ARI Registry Services developed this alternate approach to level the playing field and provide a greater level of fairness for all applicants. We hope that the considerable thought we put into the impact of the current batching process versus our suggested single-batch process on the overall timeline serves as a constructive contribution to this week's discussions.
Infographic: A glimpse of what the Internet will look like in the near future21st June 2012
Following six years of development, the global governing body for the Internet (ICANN) unveiled details last week of the 1930 applications it received as part of the global program to expand the Internet's address system.
As expected, many of the world's largest and most prominent brands, cities and entrepreneurs forked out $185,000 each to apply for a corner of the Internet dedicated to their business interests.
ICANN Delegation Timeline Revealed19th June 2012
Today, the team at ARI Registry Services decided to tread where no-one has tread before and map out the likely timeline to new gTLD delegation with batching. The exercise took some time, given that the information provided in the Applicant Guidebook is limited and there hasn't been any specific public data made available. However, we have presented what we believe to be the likely scenario should ICANN proceed under the current batching model, assuming a first batch of 500 applications.
Below you will find the fruits of our labour – a timeline that encompasses the various moving parts and scenarios that "could" affect the path to delegation. This is just a draft, a starting point for those who have been eagerly anticipating what the future may look like. We welcome input from ICANN and the community.
ARI Completes TAS Latency Report19th June 2012
Following the announcement of the details regarding Digital Archery, ARI Registry Services (ARI) commenced an investigation to determine whether the described method offered an equitable opportunity for all applicants. As applicants originate from regions all over the world, ARI wished to investigate whether an applicant's location would affect their likelihood of achieving a precise Digital Archery shot. In order to examine whether Digital Archery offered applicants an even playing field, ARI ran a series of tests, measuring the network performance between multiple geographically dispersed locations to ICANN's Digital Archery data centre.
ICANN's new Top-Level Domain reveal day: insight into applicant list
ARI Registry Services provides insight and analysis into the new Top-Level Domain application list14th June 2012
Following six years of development, the global governing body for the Internet (ICANN) yesterday unveiled details of the 1930 applications it received as part of the global program to expand the Internet's address system.
ICANN held a press conference in London to release the highly anticipated list of applicants. Below is an analysis of the key insights from the list.
ICANN releases first insights into the new Top-Level Domain reveal day13th June 2012
ICANN today released a statement to provide a high-level overview of the applications it has received as part of the new Top-Level Domain program.
In the statement, ICANN confirms it has received a total of 1930 applications.
New Top-Level Domain applications close today - ARI Registry Services to support 161 TLDs
New TLD application window concludes after six years of development. ARI Registry Services reveals its outcomes.31st May 2012
ARI Registry Services can today confirm it has signed contracts to provide back-end domain name registry services for 161 new Top-Level Domains (TLD) as part of ICANN's global program to expand the Internet's address system.
The application window closed today (at 23:59UTC on 30 May) more than a month late following a technical glitch in the application system which delayed the program in its final stages. At the conclusion of the program, ARI Registry Services had signed 85 generic, 70 brand and 6 geographic TLDs.
ICANN reopens the TAS22nd May 2012
ICANN released a new statement today to announce that the TLD Application System, or TAS, has reopened. All registered applicants can now log in, review and submit their applications.
The reopening of the TAS today is earlier than expected as ICANN scheduled to reopen the system at 19:00 UTC 22 May.
TAS Interruption Update: ICANN confirms window to reopen next week18th May 2012
ICANN released a new statement today to confirm its intent to progress with the reopening of the new Top-Level Domain Application System (TAS) next week on 22 May.
In the update, ICANN said it plans to reopen the TAS at 19:00 GMT/UTC on 22 May and has scheduled to close the TAS at 23:59 GMT/UTC on 30 May 2012.
TAS Interruption Update May 9: All users to log in to TAS11th May 2012
ICANN has released a statement to inform new Top-Level Domain applicants of the process for identifying whether they may have been affected by the TLD application system technical glitch.
ICANN initially identified a glitch in the TLD application system (TAS) on April 12th and has been working to resolve the issue and inform those affected for the past three weeks.
Update: ICANN targets May 22 to reopen TLD Application System (TAS)10th May 2012
ICANN has released a statement to inform new Top-Level Domain applicants of their intentions to reopen the TAS system on May 22, for a period of five business days.
The statement published on 8 May (PST), is in response to a technical glitch identified by ICANN on the 12 of April 2012. ICANN has been working to resolve the issue and inform those affected for the past three weeks.
Oman relaunches .om with the support of ARI Registry Services1st May 2012
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman, with the support of ARI Registry Services, officially relaunched the .om country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) today in a move to ensure the ongoing stability and growth of the Internet within the country and greater Gulf region.
ARI Registry Services was selected by the TRA in March 2011 to provide domain name registry software and supporting services to revitalise the .om ccTLD.
New TLD Application System interruption update28th April 2012
ICANN announced today that all new Top-Level Domain applicants will be notified within the next seven business days whether they were affected by the technical glitch in the TLD Application System (TAS).
On the 12 April 2012, ICANN identified a technical glitch in the TAS and has spent the past two weeks trying to resolve the issue.
Update: New TLD Application System shutdown extended21st April 2012
ICANN released a new statement today to inform new Top-Level Domain (TLD) applicants that the shutdown of the TLD Application System (TAS) will be extended until next week.
On the 12 April 2012, ICANN identified a technical glitch in the TAS and has spent the past week trying to resolve the issue.
Update: New TLD application system shutdown extended17th April 2012
ICANN released a new statement today to inform new Top-Level Domain (TLD) applicants that the TLD Application System (TAS) will not reopen tomorrow as initially planned.
Following last week's shutdown of the TAS, ICANN's Chief Operating Officer Akram Atallah today confirmed the technical glitch in the system has been fixed, but that the fix is still being tested.
ICANN extends new TLD application window - Application system temporarily shutdown13th April 2012
ICANN issued a statement today to inform new Top-Level Domain (TLD) applicants that it has extended the window for submitting applications until Friday 20 April 2012 as a result of a possible "glitch in the TLD application system software".
ICANN said it has identified a technical issue with the TLD Application System (TAS) software, the online tool used by applicants to submit their applications for a new Top-Level Domain.
New TLDs spotted: .kinderis and .delzoppo
The Domain Name System braces itself for two larger than life TLDs1st April 2012
Following months of painstaking work and careful planning, ARI Registry Services can today reveal the two latest Top-Level Domains (TLD) it will be supporting as part of ICANN's new TLD program: .kinderis and .delzoppo.
The two TLDs – the surnames of Adrian Kinderis and Simon Delzoppo, the co-founders of ARI Registry Services – will create a space on the Internet completely dedicated to the legacy of two of the Internet's true gentlemen.
Internet use set to flourish in the Arab world under .arab19th March 2012
ARI Registry Services can reveal that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has gained the support of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the League of Arab States to establish a .arab new Top-Level Domain as a digital asset for use by all stakeholders and communities in the Arab world.
The project will see the UAE TRA responsible for the application and operation of the new Top-Level Domain under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' program to expand the web's addressing system.
Only weeks left until applications close for new Top-Level Domains19th March 2012
With less than 25 days until the application window for ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) new Top-Level Domain program closes, ARI Registry Services is urging clients to make adequate preparations to submit their applications before the 12 April deadline.
The last two weeks of March will be the last chance for potential applicants to commence their application and secure their "slot" in ICANN's Top-Level Domain Application System (TAS). Those who fail to secure a slot in the TAS will not qualify to submit their new Top-Level Domain application prior to the 12 April deadline.
iiNet first in line for a top-level domain9th March 2012
Special guest blog: Roger Yerramsetti, iiNet's Operations Manager, explains why iiNet is applying for its own new Top-Level Domain and what impact this will have on the brand… It's been six years in the making and now it's finally here. The Internet domain name space is expanding! Initially there was '.com', '.net' and '.org'. Then a few more were added such as '.biz', '.info' and '.mobi'. Now the gates have been opened for entrepreneurs and innovative businesses to create their own name space and I expect we will see an explosion of .names over the next decade. I'm talking about the generic top-level domain (gTLD) program and iiNet is leading the way by being the first company in Australia to commit to the program.
iiNet embraces the future of the Internet with .brand application
Australian ISP iiNet selects ARI Registry Services to help it apply for and operate the .iinet Top-Level Domain, securing its digital marketing future9th March 2012
iiNet, Australia's second largest DSL Internet provider, is embracing the next generation of online communication by applying for its own .brand Top-Level Domain, reinforcing its position as the leading challenger in the Australian telecommunications market.
iiNet has partnered with leading technical provider ARI Registry Services to help it apply for and operate the .iinet Top-Level Domain before the limited application window closes on 12 April.
The new TLD business opportunity for entrepreneurs
In a video interview, Tom Brackey, Intellectual Property Attorney and Partner at Beverly Hills law firm Freund & Brackey, and George Minardos, Entrepreneur and CEO of Minardos Group, discuss their thoughts about the business opportunities presented by new Top-Level Domains.8th March 2012
The Internet is about to change in a major way and savvy entrepreneurs from around the world are poised to make multi-million dollar annual returns in an online real estate gold rush set to create a 'Dot Anything' boom.
In January, the Internet's global governing body (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) opened the door for brands and entrepreneurs to secure an entire Internet namespace similar to the traditional .com or .net and sell second level domain names to end users around the world.
The Directi Group launches Radix and appoints ARI Registry Services for new Top-Level Domain project
Two leaders in the Internet and domain name industries join forces to apply for new Top-Level Domains under ICANN's highly anticipated program.2nd March 2012
2nd March 2012 - Melbourne, Australia – In an announcement set to shake up the domain name industry, ARI Registry Services has announced it has been appointed as the exclusive registry services provider for Radix, a new entity within the Directi Group, that will be focussed on obtaining and running new generic TLDs. The Directi Group runs multiple successful businesses in the web services space including ResellerClub, LogicBoxes, BigRock and WebHosting.info.
Under the arrangement, Radix will aim to secure Top-Level Domains, under ICANN's program to expand the Internet's addressing system. ARI Registry Services will provide back-end registry and technical consulting services to Radix.
ARI Registry Services wins tender for .melbourne and .sydney domains22nd February 2012
22nd February 2012 - Melbourne, Australia – ARI Registry Services has been selected as the preferred respondent for the Request for Proposal for appointment of a registry operator to assist in obtaining and operating multiple generic Top-Level Domains. The Top-Level Domains (TLDs) include the .melbourne, .sydney and .victoria new TLDs.
The appointment will enable the governments of the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria to successfully obtain and operate a valuable digital asset that will fuel exponential online branding and marketing opportunities and provide a landmark online identity for two of Australia's most recognised cities.
Australian Football League to apply for 'Dot AFL' Internet Domain
.brand web addresses set to help improve AFL fans' online experience17th February 2012
17th February 2012 - Melbourne, Australia – In a move that reflects the growing importance of digital media, Australia's premier sporting code, the Australian Football League (AFL), today confirmed it will apply for a new 'dot AFL' internet top level domain (TLD).
The new 'dot AFL' top-level domain will provide the AFL with its own branded domain name platform to deliver its broad range of online content to relevant audiences in an intuitive and authoritative manner.
Navigating the new Top-Level Domain application process
In a video interview, Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, shares key learnings and important tips learnt about ICANN's new Top-Level Domain program application process from clients who have completed it16th February 2012
The most common question I get asked around new Top-Level Domains at the moment is probably "who is applying?"
Soon enough the answer to that question will be revealed - but until then let's put the 'who' aside for a minute. In fact let's also put the what, why, where and when aside too. For now I'd just like to focus on the 'how'.
Webinar: Understanding .brand for your business
Monday February 6th 2012 at 3pm PST / Monday February 6th 2012 at 6pm EST / Tuesday February 7th 2012 at 10am AEST2nd February 2012
2nd February 2012 - Melbourne, Australia – ARI Registry Services, a leading global provider of technical services for new Top-Level Domains, will host a special free webinar this Tuesday 7 February highlighting the implications of .brand for the corporate world.
The webinar will be one of the last opportunities for interested parties to gather valuable expert advice and ask questions about the program before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) closes the application window on 12 April 2012.
StarHub to Acquire '.starhub' New Top-Level Domain2nd February 2012
2nd February 2012 - Singapore – StarHub, a fully integrated info-communications company in Singapore, today announced it will apply for its own branded slice of Internet real estate as part of the revolutionary new Top-Level Domain program, which is set to change the way Internet users navigate the web.
StarHub has partnered with technical registry provider ARI Registry Services and digital brand management services provider Melbourne IT Digital Brand Services (DBS) to help it apply for and operate its '.brand' domain name.
ARI Registry Services signs 21 contracts in the first week of applications
Strong demand shown for new Top-Level Domains as ARI Registry Services wins 21 new contracts in the first seven days of the application window30th January 2012
30 January 2012 - Melbourne, Australia – ARI Registry Services today announced it signed contracts to provide technical registry services for 21 new Top-Level Domains within the first week of applications opening.
Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, said signing 21 contracts in the first week was the perfect start to the application window.
NCC Group and ARI Registry Services announce strategic alliance for new TLD applicants27th January 2012
27 January, 2012, San Francisco & Melbourne – Following the opening of applications for new Top-Level Domains on 12 January, NCC Group (LSE: NCC.L), the world's largest IT assurance/software and data escrow company, and ARI Registry Services, a leading provider of back-end registry services and consulting to applicants for top-level domains, today announce a program to assist prospective applicants with the management of their new domains. Under the terms of this agreement, NCC Group will refer prospective applicants to ARI Registry Services for technical back-end registry services and consulting, and ARI Registry Services will refer prospective applicants to NCC Group for data escrow and IT assurance services.
The new Top-Level Domain program was given the go-ahead in Singapore on 20 June 2011 by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the global governing body for internet addresses. The monumental shake-up will see domain names move beyond the increasingly saturated .com space to a large number of generic domains. ICANN's application window for new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) will close on 12 April 2012.
Technology and finance industries to dominate new domain applications
Applications for ICANN's new Top-Level Domain program open 12 Jan for 90 days. ARI Registry Services provides insight into how the application period will unfold11th January 2012
11 January, 2012: A third of all applicants participating in ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) new Top-Level Domain program will come from the IT and financial services industries, according to figures released by ARI Registry Services today as the application window opens tomorrow.
ARI Registry Services is predicting more than 1000 applications will be submitted between 12 January and the 12 April 2012 deadline.
1 month until applications open for the DotAnything Internet revolution
ARI Registry Services urges applicants to act now or miss outMelbourne, Australia - 12th December 2011
12 December, 2011: With only one month until applications open for ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) new Top-Level Domain program, ARI Registry Services (ARI) is today urging potential applicants to act now before the opening of the 90 day application window on 12 January 2012.
"In just 30 days, we're going to see the biggest change to the Internet in its history," said Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI. "We're speaking to interested parties now to ensure they understand the opportunities available, ensure they are adequately prepared and have thought through the potential of new online business models."
Savvy entrepreneurs set to profit from new web address system
Research reveals commercial potential of the new Top-Level Domain programMelbourne, Australia - 22nd November 2011
22 November, 2011: Savvy entrepreneurs around the world are poised to make multi-million dollar annual returns from the fast-approaching new Top-Level Domain program, according to new research out today. The findings identified significant revenue potential for entrepreneurs to own industry-specific Top-Level Domains such as .shop, .law or .hotel and commercialise them by on-selling second-level domains to relevant businesses (e.g. retailername.shop or lawfirm.law).
The new Top-Level Domain program was given the go-ahead in Singapore on 20 June by ICANN, the global governing body for internet addresses. The monumental shake-up will see domain names move beyond the increasingly saturated .com space to a large number of generic domains, with some calling it the ".anything boom." ICANN's application window opens in less than two months on January 12.
BMA Sponsored Webinar: New Top-Level Domains – Understanding .brand
12pm and 1:30pm US Eastern time on November 18thMelbourne, Australia - 8th November 2011
On November 18th 2011, Adrian Kinderis of ARI Registry Services together with global marketing celebrity Jeffrey Hayzlett and intellectual property law authority Brian J. Winterfeldt Esq. will host a webinar sponsored by The Business Marketing Association on the revolutionary opportunities presented by ICANN's new Top-Level Domain program.
The webinar will be one of the last opportunities for interested parties to gather valuable expert advice about the program before the application window opens on 12 January 2012.
ARI Registry Services launches 5 point value proposition, challenges new TLD applicants to find a better offerOctober 24th 2011, Dakar, Senegal
ARI Registry Services (ARI) today threw down the gauntlet to prospective new Top-Level Domain (TLD) applicants, challenging them to find a better TLD Registry Services offering across five key criteria: Technology, Expertise, Application Services, Flexibility and Price.
Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, said the ARI five point value proposition is accompanied by a transparent, value focused pricing structure that will allow TLD applicants to easily forecast costs.
Statement in response to .sydney, .melbourne and .victoria tenderOctober 20th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
Comment from Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, in response to the release of the .sydney, .melbourne and .victoria tender:
ARI Registry Services is pleased to see the Governments of New South Wales and Victoria embracing the significant opportunities presented by the new Top-Level Domain program.
AusRegistry International enhances global offering and rebrandsOctober 5th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
In a landmark announcement, AusRegistry International today unveiled a new corporate strategy which will see it deploy TLD registry infrastructure and resources in the United States to become the first ever provider to offer the choice between two 'primary' locations for the operation of a Top-Level Domain (TLD) registry.
To complement this dynamic shift, AusRegistry International also announced it will rebrand to ARI Registry Services in a move that supports the continued expansion of the business into global markets.
Webinar: New Top-Level Domains - Your guide to the next Internet revolutionSeptember 30th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
On October 7th 2011, AusRegistry International will join global marketing celebrity Jeffrey Hayzlett for the first in a series of webinars to identify the opportunities, challenges and risks presented by ICANN's revolutionary new Top-Level Domain Program. The series will also feature global brand protection and intellectual property authority Brian Winterfeldt of Steptoe and Johnson LLP.
To secure your place, please click here or read on below for further information.
AusRegistry International to support .jewelers new Top-Level DomainSeptember 27th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
GJB Partners, a US leader in business and brand management, today appointed AusRegistry International as the Domain Name Registry Services provider for its bid to operate the .jewelers new Top-Level Domain to provide Jewelers within North America with a distinct and authoritative home on the Internet.
The announcement, made on the eve of the highly anticipated newdomains.org conference in Munich, Germany, follows the approval of the new Top-Level Domain program in June by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Under the program, web addresses will move beyond the traditional .com to .anything in a dramatic shift that will introduce a new platform for creativity and major new revenue streams for online investment.
The new world of domains - A guide to applying for new TLDs as a .brandSeptember 21st 2011, Melbourne, Australia
AusRegistry International will join four other leaders in the new Top-Level Domain program for a special webinar being held on 29th September to clearly identify the opportunities available to brand holders currently considering applying for their own .brand Top-Level Domain.
Hosted by NetNames, an ICANN accredited Registrar specialising in digital brand management, and Managing IP, a leading resource for intellectual property news and analysis, the webinar will provide brand managers and advisors with the information they need to effectively manage the new Top-Level Domain process.
Qatar's home on the Internet relaunches with the support of AusRegistry InternationalAugust 21st 2011, Doha, Qatar
Qatar Domains Registry, a department of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR), today officially relaunched the .qa country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) in a bid to develop a stronger online presence for the country.
The revitalised .qa ccTLD will operate on a Domain Name Registry System designed by AusRegistry International, and will utilise the organisation's 10 years of experience in the management and operation of Domain Name Registries.
AusRegistry International sponsors US conference on new Top-Level DomainsAugust 1st 2011, Los Angeles, California, USA
AusRegistry International today announced it will sponsor the upcoming .nxt conference on new Top-Level Domains in San Francisco from 24 to 26 August 2011 in a bid to assist applicants gain a better understanding of the program and the opportunities available.
As part of its sponsorship, AusRegistry International will be involved in two important sessions during the conference. Celebrity marketing guru Jeffrey Hayzlett, a US based advocate of AusRegistry International, will be the moderator of the marketing session at the .nxt conference. Meanwhile, Adrian Kinderis, CEO of AusRegistry International, will be a panellist at the .nxt "Show me the money" session.
AusRegistry International introduces new Top-Level Domain education portal: BeyondDotCom.infoJuly 7th 2011, Melbourne
AusRegistry International today officially launched a new online information portal for the new Top-Level Domain program - www.BeyondDotCom.info - with the aim of educating potential applicants and Internet users around the world about the important changes that will take place to the Internet over the next two years.
The Internet is about to be opened up so that web addresses will go beyond.com to .anything in what is being described as the biggest change to the Internet in its history.
ICANN officially approves the new Top-Level Domain program
Applications to open in January 2012June 20th 2011, Singapore
Today the biggest change to the internet in its history was given official approval in Singapore, allowing domain names to expand beyond .com to .anything, fuelling a boom for the global digital economy.
After six years of protracted debate, board members from the global governing body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), approved the new Top-Level Domain program - under which companies, entrepreneurs and communities can apply for their own authentic name space - moving from Sony.com to .Sony for example.
Celebrity marketing guru Jeffrey Hayzlett to promote New TLDs for ARIJune 17th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
AusRegistry International has scored a major coup with the announcement that it has engaged the services of 'celebrity CMO' (Chief Marketing Officer) Jeffrey Hayzlett to raise awareness of new Top-Level Domains as ICANN prepares to launch the program at its Singapore meeting on 20 June.
Mr Hayzlett will be tasked with generating greater awareness of the new Top-Level Domain (TLD) program within the most elite circles of the world's leading corporations, while also providing AusRegistry International's clients with strategic marketing services to complement its industry leading new TLD technology and consulting offering.
Web users to bypass search engines in new internet revolutionMay 24th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
An internet revolution that will see domain names (web addresses) expand beyond .com to .anything is set to change the way users surf the internet, encouraging direct navigation to websites and reducing reliance on search engines such as Google.
In less than a month we will see the start date for when and how companies, entrepreneurs and governments can apply for new brand, generic word and geographic domain name extensions such as .qantas, .music and .paris, simplifying the way people navigate the internet and leading to shorter and more memorable domain names free of forward slashes and hyphens.
AusRegistry International appoints former ICANN manager Donna AustinMay 23rd 2011, Melbourne, Australia
AusRegistry International announced today it has appointed Donna Austin to the role of Senior Domain Name Industry Consultant, in a move that reinforces the organisation's mission to establish an industry-leading position as a provider of Domain Name Registry Services.
Donna brings a wealth of experience within the Internet and domain name industries, including more than six years in senior positions with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global governing body responsible for keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable.
AusRegistry International sponsors ICANN's Singapore conferenceMay 13th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
AusRegistry International today announced its sponsorship of the upcoming Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Singapore meeting from 19-24 June, as part of its commitment to drive innovation and foster the expansion and function of the Internet.
The major focus of the meeting will be on the upcoming implementation of ICANN's long awaited new Top-Level Domain (TLD) program. New Top-Level Domains will herald the biggest change to the Internet in its history and will open up the current domain name marketplace whereby successful applicants could own their own TLD like .com.
New Top-Level Domains to be discussed at global trademark conferenceMay 13th 2011, San Francisco, USA
The upcoming introduction of new Top-Level Domains (TLD) and the impact they will have on online brand management will form part of the discussion at the world's leading conference for the trademark and intellectual property community in San Francisco next week.
AusRegistry International will attend the International Trademark Association's (INTA) 2011 Annual conference from 14 to 18 May and will be represented by Chief Executive Officer Adrian Kinderis and Chief Strategy Officer Krista Papac. More than 8,500 people from 140 countries are expected to attend.
Open letter to US House Subcommittee for Oversight Hearing on gTLDsMay 4th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
This is an open letter to the United States House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and the Internet regarding the Oversight Hearing on new Top-Level Domains to be held on Wednesday 4 May.
The intention of the open letter is to highlight the imbalance of intellectual property interests on the panel and to ensure the Subcommittee is presented with some balanced facts and benefits of the new Top-Level Domain program.
AusRegistry International appoints Robin Schmitt as Chief Operating OfficerApril 1st 2011, Melbourne, Australia
AusRegistry International announced today it has appointed Robin Schmitt to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), in a move that reinforces the organisation's mission to establish an industry-leading position as a provider of Domain Name Registry Services.
Robin will be responsible for the business operations across all departments within AusRegistry international to ensure efficient and effective management of resources and distribution of services.
AusRegistry responds to Bill Clinton's call for expansion of the webMarch 31st 2011, Melbourne, Australia
AusRegistry International, a leading Domain Name Registry Services operator, is responding to former US President Bill Clinton's call for an expansion of the Internet by leading the global charge for new Top-Level Domain (TLD) names which are set to revolutionise the Internet later this year.
Speaking at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) conference in San Francisco in March, the former President emphasized the desperate need the world faces for an expansion of the Internet to realize its full potential.
AusRegistry International wins lucrative Middle East Internet contractsMarch 30th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
Navigating the Internet for people from non-English speaking backgrounds has just become a lot easier thanks to the ingenuity and expertise of Melbourne based domain name registry services provider AusRegistry International, who has just signed its third Middle Eastern contract to provide software to drive critical Internet infrastructure in the region.
AusRegistry International announced this month it has won a lucrative contract with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman to operate software services for the .om Omani country code domain.
AusRegistry International the headline act at digital marketing conferenceMarch 30th 2011, Melbourne, Australia
Australia's leading digital marketing professionals will be treated to an expert overview of the biggest change in the history of the Internet at the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association's V21 Conference on 12 April in Melbourne.
Adrian Kinderis, Internet industry thought leader and CEO of AusRegistry International - custodian of Australia's two million .au domain names - will give an overview of the impact and opportunities presented by the forthcoming Top-Level Domain program for brands, organisations and governments globally.
AusRegistry International and Crowell & Moring join forces to support new Top-Level Domain applicantsMarch 15th 2011
AusRegistry International, a leading provider of Domain Name Registry Services, today announced the establishment of a strategic relationship with Crowell & Moring, a leading international law firm recognised for its expertise in a number of areas including the domain name industry, to offer a range of consulting and technical registry services to new Top-Level Domain (TLD) applicants.
This relationship comes in response to the introduction of the new TLD program being launched by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) later this year which will allow companies, entrepreneurs and governments to apply for and operate their own Top-Level Domain, just like .com.
Australia's .au Internet domain celebrates 2 million registrationsMarch 8th 2011
Australia's Internet community celebrated a significant milestone last night with the registration of the two millionth .au domain name.
.au Domain Administration (auDA), the non-profit manager of the .au space, and AusRegistry, the registry operator for designated second level domains, congratulate all .au domain name registrants for contributing to this special achievement.
AusRegistry International to support internet expansion in OmanMarch 8th 2011
AusRegistry International, a leading provider of Domain Name Registry Services, was today contracted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman to provide Domain Name Registry Software and supporting services for the establishment of a new Domain Name Registry System.
The new Domain Name Registry System will encompass both the existing .om country-code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) and the planned عمان. (.oman) Arabic script Internationalised country-code Top-Level Domain (IDN ccTLD).
AusRegistry International sponsors ICANN San Francisco conference in support of new Top-Level DomainsMarch 3rd 2011, Melbourne, Australia
AusRegistry International is proud to announce its sponsorship of ICANN's San Francisco conference from 13-18 March, as part of its commitment to drive innovation and foster the expansion and function of the Internet.
AusRegistry International will send its largest ever team of new Top-Level Domain (TLD) experts to the conference and will host an exhibit booth as an official sponsor.
AusRegistry International leading the new TLD charge at two US domain name conferencesJanuary 31st 2011, Orange County, California, USA
AusRegistry International will be sharing its expertise as a global leader in Domain Name Registry Services to raise awareness of new Top-Level Domains (TLD) at two leading domain name industry conferences to be held in the US in February.
Through its US office based in Orange County, California, AusRegistry International will be represented at the conferences by Chief Executive Office Adrian Kinderis and Chief Strategy Officer Krista Papac. Also joining them will be George Pongas, AusRegistry International's .au Country Code TLD Services Manager.
Iron Mountain and AusRegistry International Create Program to Support New Internet gTLD Registry ApplicantsOctober 27th 2010, Boston and Melbourne
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management company, and AusRegistry International, a leading provider of global Domain Name Registry Services, today announced a co-referral program to benefit applicants for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Under the terms of this referral program, Iron Mountain will refer prospective gTLD Registry Operators to AusRegistry International for Domain Name Registry Services, and AusRegistry International will refer prospective Registry Operators to Iron Mountain for data escrow services.
AusRegistry International appoints Krista Papac as Chief Strategy OfficerSeptember 13th 2010, Melbourne, Australia
AusRegistry International today announced that it has appointed Krista Papac to the role of Chief Strategy Officer, in a move that reinforces the organisation's mission to establish an industry-leading position as a provider of Domain Name Registry Services.
The appointment is the latest in an exciting phase for the maturing Domain Name Registry Services provider and one that is representative of the company's strong commitment to international expansion. The role of Chief Strategy Officer will be based out of the newly-established AusRegistry International regional office in California, U.S.A.
Internationalised Domain Names Set to Take Off with Approval of IDNA 2008 ProtocolAugust 9th 2010
The body responsible for the development and promotion of Internet Standards (the Internet Engineering Task Force or IETF), has approved IDNA 2008 as the official Internet protocol for Internationalised Domain Names by publishing the Internet Drafts as official RFCs.
This important milestone marks a significant step in the advancement of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) and will ensure the Internet continues to become more usable and accessible to non-Latin language communities.
AusRegistry International, a global provider of IDN-enabled Domain Name Registry Services that support the IDNA 2008 protocol, congratulates the IETF on this latest announcement.
AusRegistry International TLD T-Shirts turn ICANN Brussels Yellow!6 July 2010
Following on from the success of our TLD T-Shirt promotion at ICANN Brussels, we have gone the extra mile and uploaded a few of the snaps we took for your viewing pleasure. There is a great selection below including the good, the bad and...well we'll leave the last part up to you.
Thanks for being a part of such a fun activity and remember... Wear your TLD T-shirt with pride and show your support for new gTLDs!
See you in Cartagena!
AusRegistry International Joins CircleID28 May 2010
This week AusRegistry International launched our own dedicated page within the CircleID portal, providing an opportunity for us to voice our opinion, contribute to the industry and join in the global Domain Name conversation. Regarded by many as a reliable and authoritative source of internet industry information, CircleID is a long standing forum that brings together the thoughts of industry leaders in an easy to read format.
AusRegistry International Expands into Africa12 May 2010
AusRegistry International, a leading international provider of Domain Name Registry Services, has been selected by the .za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) to provide consultancy services to support a new Domain Name Registry System for South Africa.s .za country-code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).
CEO Adrian Kinderis featured in Gulf News!7 May 2010
The launch of the world's first Arabic IDN ccTLDs earlier this week marked a major milestone in the history of the Internet. AusRegistry International CEO Adrian Kinderis, discussed this revolutionary advancement and some of the key benefits to the Arabic Community with Gulf News.
AusRegistry International Celebrates the First .emarat Domain Name6 May 2010
AusRegistry International is pleased to announce the entry of the .emarat IDN ccTLD into the DNS Root Zone and the achievement of a major project milestone for the organisation.
The milestone represents the introduction of the first Arabic script domain names, which will significantly increase internet accessibility for the hundreds of millions of people that comprise the Arabic-speaking community. It is a truly historic moment in the development of the internet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as it removes the final hurdle preventing people without Englishlanguage skills from enjoying the full benefits that the Internet has to offer.
AusRegistry International partners with Japanese corporate Registrar, Brights Consulting28 April 2010
In a major coup for Domain Name Registry Services operator AusRegistry International, it was today announced that they have been selected by leading Japanese corporate Domain Name and trademark organisation Brights Consulting, to provide backend Domain Name Registry Services for corporate clients seeking to obtain their own .brand TLD in ICANN"s upcoming release of new Top Level Domains (TLD).
AusRegistry International selected to provide assistance in launching Arabic Internationalised Domain Names14 April 2010
AusRegistry International has today announced that it has been selected by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates to provide expert assistance and advice in support of the implementation of the Arabic امارات.(.emarat) Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) country-code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).
AusRegistry International to provide Domain Name Registry Services for .nr - Nauru's Top Level Domain22 October 2009
AusRegistry International, has reached agreement with the Government of Nauru to provide Domain Name Registry Services for the .nr country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).Click here to read more
.au hits 1.5 million registrations24 September 2009
AusRegistry, the .au Domain Name Registry Operator, last week announced that the .au namespace had reached 1.5 million registrations, placing the .au namespace as one of the most successful ccTLDs around the world.
As AusRegistry International's parent company, this is a tremendous achievement for AusRegistry who work closely with the AusRegistry International team to share the skills and technology that we use around the world for our global clients. Click here to read more
AusRegistry International selected as Registry Services Provider for .qa - Qatar's Top Level Domain.3 September 2009
AusRegistry International, a leading provider of Domain Name Registry Solutions for Top Level Domains, has entered into a contract with the ictQATAR to provide Domain Name Registry Software and consulting services for establishing a new administrative body to manage the .qa country code Top Level Domain. Click here to read more
AusRegistry International selected as Registry Services Provider for .film1 July 2009
The Film Registry Inc. has announced the selection of AusRegistry International as their Registry Services Provider for the .film Top Level Domain. Click here to read more
AusRegistry International selected as Registry Services Partner by leading applicant for new Top Level Domain Names18 June 2009
AusRegistry International today announced that gTLD Revolution, a new entity created to pursue new Top Level Domains, has selected them as the preferred backend Registry Services provider and consultants. Click here to read more
Adrian Kinderis to open the ICANN session on New gTLD's15 June 2009
AusRegistry International CEO Adrian Kinderis is set to open the new gTLD session at the upcoming ICANN conference to be held in Sydney, Australia from the 21st to the 26th of June. Click here to read more
AusRegistry International announces the successful implementation of an industry-leading Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) Registry System4 June 2009
The introduction of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) represents one of the most significant advancements in the history of the internet. A majority of internet users today have a first language other than English and many languages utilise characters not currently available within the DNS. IDNs provide these users with the capability to navigate the internet using their native language scripts. Click here to read more
AusRegistry International joins the Twitter revolution29 April 2009
It is now easy to follow the news and updates from AusRegistry International thanks to the Social Networking phenomenon - Twitter!
Keep up to date with all of our news, industry information and the exciting things we have planned for the ICANN meeting in Sydney during June 2009...read more
AusRegistry International welcomes the world to Sydney in June15 April 2009
AusRegistry International have been selected by ICANN to form the Host Committee and provide some of the 'famous' Australian hospitality for the expected 1500 delegates that will arrive from around the world for the Sydney ICANN meeting in June 2009…read more
auDA Extends AusRegistry's au Registry term to 201426 February 2009
auDA today announced that it has extended its au Registry Licence Agreement with AusRegistry. AusRegistry will now continue as Registry Operator and wholesale provider for all commercial domain names including .com.au and .net.au and non-commercial domain names, .gov.au and .edu.au until 2014…read more
AusRegistry International Team attend important ICANN Meeting in Cairo, Egypt2 November 2008
Hot on the heels of the recent release of the New gTLD Program: Draft Applicant Guidebook (Draft RFP), ICANN's 33rd Meeting in Cairo, Egypt has proven to be 'the place to be' when talking new gTLDs…read more
AusRegistry International - A new Internet era in the UAE3 August 2008
It's 'Go Live' for AusRegistry International as they celebrate the successful launch of a New Registry System in the United Arab Emirates…Click here to read
Australian IT has a story on the launch here. Snapshot
DomainPulse.com also covered the story. Snapshot
AusRegistry International - The TLD Specialists receive extensive TV and media coverage at ICANN Meeting, Paris, France4 July 2008
AusRegistry International's focus on the new gTLD program at the recent ICANN Meeting in Paris has sparked extensive TV and media interest…read more
AusRegistry International - 'The TLD Specialists' - ICANN Meeting, Paris, France21-26 June 2008
AusRegistry International launched their new look 'TLD' website, www.ausregistry.com, to coincide with the ICANN Meeting in Paris and the upcoming new gTLD application process…read more
AusRegistry International sponsor of the APTLD Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia22-24 May 2008
AusRegistry International was a sponsor of the recent APTLD meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. APTLD members and supporters met in Kuala Lumpur for a series of meetings, with over 110 people from 27 ccTLDs and 27 other organisations participating in a range of workshops and seminars…read more
AusRegistry International major sponsor at ICANN Regional Meeting, Dubai, UAE1-3 April 2008
AusRegistry International was a recent sponsor of the ICANN Regional Meeting in Dubai, UAE. The meeting was attended by more than 80 participants representing governments, ccTLD managers, and businesses…read more
Registry Software Services for the .ae Domain Name26 June 2007
AusRegistry International Pty Ltd has been chosen by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide Registry Software Services for the .ae Domain Name…Click here to read
Australian ENUM Trial Goes Live6 June 2005
The Australian ENUM Trial went live on Monday 6th June 2005, as planned. Participants may now purchase ENUM numbers from one of our fully accredited Registrars…Click here to read
ENUM Trial Launch5 May 2005
Senator the Hon. Helen Coonan, Minister for Information Technology, Communication and the Arts, officially launched the Australian ENUM Trial at Crown Towers Melbourne…read more
ENUM Trial Deed Signing5 May 2005
Grant Symons, Executive Manager Telecommunications Licensing Group of the ACA and Adrian Kinderis, General Manager of AusRegistry International, sign the Deed of Agreement assigning AusRegistry International as the Registry operator for the Australian ENUM Trial…Click here to read the ACA press release Click here to read the ARI press release