Adrian Kinderis appointed as Chair of Domain Name Association

11 th April 2014

Melbourne, Australia – 11 April 2014: ARI Registry Services is pleased to announce that CEO Adrian Kinderis has this week been appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Domain Name Association (DNA), the domain name industry's global trade body.

ARI Registry Services is a founding member of the DNA, alongside other highly reputable companies including Donuts, GoDaddy, Google, Rightside and What Box?.

The appointment of Mr Kinderis as Chair of the DNA comes in recognition of his active role within the industry along with his passion and commitment to ensuring the domain name industry flourishes and is better understood by all Internet users.

This appointment also complements the company’s position as a leading provider of registry services and consulting.

“We have been leading the charge over many years to establish a truly global industry association separate of ICANN,” Mr Kinderis said.

“Not only is this a step forward for me, it’s also an achievement that recognises the impressive capabilities of the many staff in my team who work tirelessly in pursuit of continually evolving and advancing our industry.”

Mr Kinderis made note of the many achievements ARI Registry Services has attained in service of the wider Internet community.

“Over the past decade, our team has made influential contributions to the development of policies and the direction of the industry.

“For instance, we were there at the very beginning of the New TLD Program in 2007 and helped usher it into existence through our involvement in ICANN’s GNSO council.

“In 2008, we contributed to the creation of the technical protocols to enable non-Latin scripts like شبكة. (.web in Arabic and pronounced “dot shabaka”) to work on the Internet. Through this work, we were part of the very first non-Latin country domain name suffix to be added to the Internet.”

“Fast forward six years and there we are again trailblazing the path forward for everyone as the first applicant to sign a new TLD contract, the first technology provider to pass the program’s stringent testing regime, and one of the first new TLDs to be added live on the Internet.

“Continuing with this theme, we recently implemented a strategic consulting project with Monash University to help them become the first .brand new TLD to be delegated.

“ARI has been at the forefront of the new TLD program from the start, and my team will continue to serve the best interests of the industry via our involvement with the DNA.”

Mr Kinderis said his role as Chair of the Board of Directors of the DNA complements his commitment to grow ARI Registry Services into the leading provider of back-end registry services.   

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of channeling the leadership that has taken ARI Registry Services to the forefront of the domain name industry and applying this to my stewardship of the Domain Name Association.

“Over the past decade, we’ve built this company from the ground up with a team of experts and a growing client list the envy of our competitors. It’s my responsibility now to take this experience and apply it within the DNA to tackle some of the industry’s biggest challenges.”    

The DNA’s mission is to promote the best interests of the domain name industry by advocating the use, adoption, and expansion of domain names as the primary tool for users to navigate the Internet.

More information is available at www.thedna.org.  

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Media Contact

Michael Korjen
Public Relations Manager
ARI Registry Services
Ph: +61 3 9866 3710
Email: michael.korjen@ariservices.com

About ARI Registry Services

ARI Registry Services is driving innovation and the expansion of the Internet through the delivery of world-class domain name registry services. With over 10 years of experience, ARI Registry Services is a leading provider of Domain Name Registry Infrastructure Services and DNS Services for generic Top-Level Domain applicants and country code Registry Operators. We help governments, major brands and entrepreneurs across the globe realise the full potential of the Internet by providing expertise, security and reliability in operating a core piece of Internet infrastructure.

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