Strategic Alliances

Over the last decade we have focused on creating solutions that are world class and provide reliable and secure platforms for the needs of our clients. Critical to the achievement of this strategy is the formation of strong relationships with the highest quality providers across the globe. ARI Registry Services (ARI) is proud to associate with the following companies, who are all leaders in their fields, to provide world leading Domain Name Registry Services to our clients. Our Strategic Alliances include:

Brights Consulting Inc.

Brights Consulting Inc. has been occupying a leading position in the Japanese market in brand protection and management ever since 2004. The company offers a multifaceted approach to ensuring the clients' brand safety which includes but is not limited to trademarks, domain names, and online auctions. The company prides itself in its professional multinational staff, who makes it possible to solve various types of intellectual property rights-related problems in different parts of the world.

ARI works closely with Brights Consulting to assist their clients develop and implement their new Top-Level Domain Strategies.

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. Crowell & Moring has experience setting up, implementing, launching and managing multiple ccTLD and gTLD domain name registries. Crowell and Moring work closely with ARI to assist applicants throughout the new Top-Level Domain application, objection and dispute resolution processes.

Given its expertise, Crowell & Moring is assisting a large number of applicants for new TLDs, including generic extensions, brand owners, industry groups, geographical and city-TLDs in providing strategic, legal and risk management advice, and the development of defensive approaches.


ARI has a long standing, multi-facetted relationship with IBM that spans the globe. ARI initially chose to partner with IBM to deliver an infrastructure platform capable of sustaining the high volume transaction workload required from an Internet Registry system.

The deepening of the partnership in 2011 now offers the market access to new innovations via our connection to the IBM partner innovation lab and to opportunities for joint events that will benefit our customers. IBM works together with ARI on a Technical partnership to deliver our clients a highly performing robust set of Registry offerings.

IBM's involvement in the business of the Internet around the world makes them a logical partner for ARI in delivering the infrastructure required to activate new generic Top-Level Domains. has been a leading provider of domain name auction services since 2003. Best known for its listing of over 70,000 daily deleting domains and a domain marketplace for buying and selling domain names in both auction and fixed-price formats, the firm's products and services go well beyond the simple provision of auction services. works in alliance with ARI to help new Top-Level Domain operators accelerate working capital through domain name auctions of premium names during the early start-up phases of their business.'s experience in "first-to-market" domain name sales combined with ARI's excellence and reliability in registry operations ensures a gTLD launch that is both successful and lucrative.

Red Hat

Red Hat is the most trusted open source provider and the most recognized Linux brand in the world.

Red Hat offers ARI long-term plans for building and advancing infrastructures based on quality and innovations only possible through open source. It combines the leading open source operating system platform, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, with applications, management, virtualization, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including JBoss® Enterprise Middleware and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Red Hat also offers global support, training, and consulting services that help ARI take full advantage of the value of open source technology.

Rodenbaugh Law

Rodenbaugh Law counsels clients with respect to the Domain Name System and its impact on business interests, with a particular focus on consultation to prospective registry operators, registrars, brand owners and other businesses currently investigating the new Top-Level Domain opportunity.

The firms principal, Mike Rodenbaugh has served in the ICANN Business Constituency as an officer and as Councilor to the Generic Names Supporting Organization from 2006 to 2010. Further, Mike has been active in most of the new Top-Level Domains working groups chartered by the GNSO Council, including the New gTLD Task Force which developed original resolutions resulting in the first Draft Applicant Guidebook in 2008. Since then, Mike has engaged in many ICANN working groups relating to Rights Protection, Reserved Names, IDNs, Vertical Integration/Cross-Ownership, and the Registrar Accreditation Agreement. He has also led efforts of the Business Constituency, Intellectual Property Constituency, International Trademark Association, eBay Inc. and other organizations to comment upon various iterations of the Draft Applicant Guidebook for ICANN's new Top-Level Domain Program.

Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson is North American law firm with over 65 years of experience that spans multiple locations around the globe. In alliance with ARI, Steptoe & Johnson provide legal services to .brand new Top-Level Domain applicants which complement ARI's standing as a back end Registry Services provider.

Steptoe & Johnson's services cover multiple stages of the Top-Level Domain Application process, particularly within the legal and Trademark protection spheres.


ThoughtWorks assist ARI with efficient and effective software development processes and have done so since 2007. They are constantly involved in the definition of ARI's business requirements, and assist with the implementation and management of Agile development methodologies. ARI's relationship with ThoughtWorks will continue to forge ahead as the business experiences an exciting period of growth.

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