ARI Registry Services News

.film to provide new home online for the film industry

25th March 2015

The way feature films are promoted online to viewers across the world and the delivery of video and motion picture content on the web is set to change in a dramatic way, with the imminent introduction of the .film new Top-Level Domain (TLD).

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ICANN’s Registry audits begin next week. Are you prepared?

20th March 2015

New Top-Level Domain (TLD) operators should be on alert next Monday 23 March when ICANN will formally notify the Registries it has selected to form part of this year’s contractual compliance audit program.

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.study & .courses to launch with support of ARI Registry Services

17th March 2015

ARI Registry Services has signed a 10 year agreement with Open Universities Australia, the owner for the .study and .courses new Top-Level Domains (TLDs), for strategic consultancy and operational management of the two namespaces.

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Progressive .physio business reaps rewards from location-based domains

11th March 2015

One of the single largest corporate acquisitions of a bulk domain name portfolio in Australia since the beginning of the new Top-Level Domain (TLD) program has been recorded, with the registration of over 300 .physio domain names by a single Australian health care provider.

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ARI Registry Services expands Middle East & Africa operations

4th March 2015

Following strong growth in Middle East and African markets, ARI Registry Services is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Dubai to reaffirm the company’s position as the region’s premier provider of Internet infrastructure and consulting services.

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NSW Government launches .sydney web addresses

17th February 2015

The New South Wales Government, ARI Registry Services and a selection of Sydney’s most recognised businesses today joined forces to officially launch .sydney web addresses as the city’s new home online.

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.sydney domain names now available in pre-release

4 Dec 2014

Sydney’s most highly prized online real estate assets have today been released to the market as Australia’s most iconic city inherits a truly iconic web address with the launch of .sydney domain names for pre-release applications.

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World's most liveable city now has the most liveable online address

1 Oct 2014

Melbourne’s iconic Flower Drum restaurant, the Melbourne Festival and Bank of Melbourne have today been announced as ambassadors for the launch of the .melbourne namespace and today become some of the first businesses to adopt Melbourne’s new web address.

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.LUXURY domain names now available for registration

23 May 2014

This week, our client .LUXURY entered General Availability which means anyone is now able to register a .LUXURY domain name on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Victorian Government & ARI agree to long-term .melbourne partnership

22 May 2014

The Victorian Government signs contracts with ARI Registry Services & ICANN which will see .melbourne domain names launch in mid-2014.

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ARI Registry Services adds another .brand to the web

2 May 2014

ARI Registry Services facilitated the delegation of its second .brand Top-Level Domain (TLD) client to the web when the World Trade Center’s .wtc TLD was switched on live during the week.

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Builders have an innovative name to build the new Internet

29 April 2014

.BUILD domain names are now available to help builders connect, collaborate and construct. The building and construction industry is set for a digital revolution with the .BUILD Top-Level Domain available for public registrations.

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First .LUXURY domains available for sale April 10th

14 April 2014

.LUXURY, the first Internet top-level domain dedicated to bringing together the luxury industry online, began retail sales of .LUXURY domain names on April 10th. For the first time, .LUXURY domain names are available to the general public through a priority application process called Landrush, where interested registrants may secure highly sought after names. 

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Adrian Kinderis appointed as Chair of Domain Name Association

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.

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Tony Kirsch announced as Head of Global Consulting of ARI Registry Services

3 April 2014

ARI Registry Services today announced the appointment of Tony Kirsch to the role of Head of Global Consulting in light of his significant contribution to the New Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program, and to signify the organisation’s commitment to providing world-class consultancy services.

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.BUILD enters Landrush with support of ARI Registry Services

2 April 2014

The building and construction industry is set for the biggest digital revolution in its history with the registration of the first retail .BUILD domain names occurring at UTC 15:00 Monday 31 March 2014 (AEST 2:00am Tuesday 1 April 2014).

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ARI opens new office in India to cut costs

1 April 2014

ARI Registry Services is pleased to announce today the opening of an office in Delhi, India which will become the company’s headquarters for new Top-Level Domain Registry services. The opening of the Delhi office comes in response to market demands for cheaper back-end Registry service providers.

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Who controls the Internet? ARI’s Donna Austin explains

31 March 2014

Last week, the topic of Internet Governance was propelled onto the global stage as the US Department of Commerce announced its intention to transition key Internet domain name functions to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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Online privacy – no longer playing catch-up?

26 March 2014

In a recent paper for the International In-house Counsel Journal, the General Counsel of ARI Registry Services questions the assertion that national and supra national law and regulation is inadequate to respond to online privacy threats, highlighting how Australian privacy developments are keeping pace with change, and how providers of certain internet functions are heavily regulated.

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ARI Registry Services’ statement on US Government domain name functions announcement

18 March 2014

ARI Registry Services acknowledges the announcement by the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.

As the provider of back-end registry services for a number of Top-Level Domain operators and participants of the domain name industry for more than 10 years, the significance of this step by the United States Government cannot be understated.

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ARI Registry Services supports .luxury to delegation

21 January 2014

A new premium corner of Internet real estate was switched on this week when ARI Registry Services facilitated the delegation of the .luxury Top-Level Domain to the Internet’s authoritative root zone servers.

The .luxury Top-Level Domain is the first ever domain namespace to offer registrants a digital platform catering solely for the opulent and premium market, offering a dedicated digital platform for all things luxury. This provides product manufacturers, service providers, retailers and consumers a central place to engage, transact and celebrate a luxury-oriented lifestyle.

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.Build constructs niche presence online with ARI Registry Services

21 January 2014

The building and construction industry is set for the biggest digital evolution in its history with the global launch of the .build Top-Level Domain over the weekend.

.build joined the likes of .com, .net and .org live on the Internet when web infrastructure specialists ARI Registry Services facilitated the delegation of the new namespace yesterday.

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ARI Registry Services adds world’s first .brand to the Internet

20 January 2014

ARI Registry Services is at the forefront of the new Top-Level Domain program as it supports Australia’s own Monash University to become the world’s first brand to embrace the next generation of digital brand innovation.

Monash University has trumped the likes of Google, Amazon, Apple and over 600 other major brands around the world to become the first ever globally recognised organisation to have its own Top-Level Domain added to the Internet.

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Web IP & ARI Registry Services join forces on enterprise DNS in Australia

15 January 2014

Major businesses will now have access to a locally managed global Anycast DNS network to support their website, email and critical online applications following the announcement of an Australian first alliance today.

Web IP, one of Australia’s leading online brand management firms, has joined forces with ARI Registry Services, a global leader in the provision of domain name infrastructure services, to launch an enterprise DNS service specifically catering to the requirements of Australian businesses.

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ARI Registry Services supports .menu to delegation

4 December 2013

Move over .com, .net and .org – the restaurant and food industry is set for the biggest digital evolution in its history with the global launch of the .menu Top-Level Domain.

.menu offers a new, intuitive and targeted namespace which will allow restaurateurs and food service industry professionals to expand their web presence beyond .com to a more relevant corner of the Internet.

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Podcast: Grand Final marketing and domain names

29th October 2013

What is the best call to action to use in television advertising? Should marketers send viewers to a domain name or encourage a conversation through social media?

Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, recently spoke with Sean Callanan from Sports Geek about how advertisers in Australia used the 2013 AFL and NRL Grand Finals to engage viewers, deliver a compelling message, and most importantly generate a call to action.

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ARI Registry Services joins the Domain Name Association to support growth of the Internet

28th October 2013

ARI Registry Services is proud to announce today its membership of the Domain Name Association (DNA), a newly launched international non-profit business association.

The DNA will educate Internet users around the world about the benefits of domain names, with a specific focus on the imminent introduction of new Top-Level Domains which will revolutionise the way we navigate the Internet.

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ARI Registry Services powers first new Top-Level Domains

24th October 2013

Today marks the biggest change to the Internet in its history as the first of around 1400 new Top-Level Domains are officially added to the web 28 years since the introduction of .com.

Melbourne-based Internet infrastructure company ARI Registry Services is at the forefront of this evolution as the appointed technology provider for dotShabaka Registry, the applicant for the شبكة. Top-Level Domain (.shabaka, translates to .web in English) and one of the first new domains to be delegated.

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ARI Registry Services drives new TLD applicants to activate launch strategy

24th October 2013

The new Top-Level Domain (TLD) program entered the critical delegation phase today as the first batch of what will eventually be around 1400 strings were added to the root servers of the Internet and applicants began executing their launch strategies.

dotShabaka Registry, the applicant for شبكة. (.shabaka, translates to .web in English) and one of the first new TLDs delegated, today implemented the first elements of their carefully constructed launch strategy which was developed by the consulting team at ARI Registry Services.

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ARI Registry Services supports one of the first new TLDs to pass pre-delegation testing

27th August 2013

ARI Registry Services has become one of the first back-end registry services providers to pass the rigorous pre-delegation testing regime for new Top-Level Domain applicants following official notification from ICANN today that شبكة. has passed.

dotShabaka Registry, the applicant for شبكة. (.shabaka, translates to .web in English), received official confirmation today that they have successfully passed pre-delegation testing. This is one of the last crucial steps in determining whether an applicant is deemed suitable to operate a new Top-Level Domain.

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ARI Registry Services powers first new Top-Level Domain

14th July 2013

Melbourne-based technology company ARI Registry Services is set to power the world's first new Top-Level Domain after its client, dotShabaka Registry, today signed a Registry Agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the شبكة. Top-Level Domain.

Surpassing almost 1900 other applicants from around the world, شبكة. (.shabaka translates to .web in English) will become the world's first borderless Arabic new Top-Level Domain and will provide Arabic speaking Internet users with an alternative to namespaces such as .com, .net and .org.

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ARI Registry Services develops new community test environment to assist new gTLD Program

ARI Registry Services launches Operational Test and Evaluation environment for the domain name industry in response to Trademark Clearinghouse delay

10th July 2013

ARI Registry Services has launched a test environment to allow Registrars to simulate their interactions with Registries and the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) to support ICANN and the wider community to prepare for the launch of new Top-Level Domains (TLD) in the coming months.

It was developed in response to calls from the community for access to a test environment in order to be ready for the launch of the new rights protection mechanisms within the program.

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Global web address regulator approves .melbourne

11th 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).

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ARI Registry Services launches Registrar Integration Centre

22nd 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.

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ARI Registry Services launches DiscoveryDNS

9th 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'.

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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 Services

26th 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.

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Arabic Internet use set to shift to .web (Arabic) in mid-2013

The launch of شبكة. 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 شبكة..

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 شبكة. (.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 شبكة. will provide the Arabic speaking world with a uniquely Arabic-orientated corner of the Internet.

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Developing the DNS market in the Arab region

6th 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.

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Religion, Tech and Automotive sectors get the luck of the draw in new Top-Level Domain program

18th 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.

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ARI Registry Services unveils DNS service & sends message to the competition

22nd 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.

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ARI Registry Services expands Top-Level DNS services with bold plans

12th 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.

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Marketing insights from the 2012 AFL & NRL Grand Finals

8th 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).

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Krista Papac departs ARI Registry Services

22nd 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."

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ICANN seeks community input on processing new Top-Level Domain applications

30th 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.

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ICANN officially cancels the digital archery process

29th 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.

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ICANN Suspends Digital Archery

25th 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.

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Infographic: A glimpse of what the Internet will look like in the near future

21st 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.

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ICANN Delegation Timeline Revealed

19th 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.

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ARI Completes TAS Latency Report

19th 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.

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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 list

14th 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.

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ICANN releases first insights into the new Top-Level Domain reveal day

13th 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.

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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.

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ICANN reopens the TAS

22nd 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.

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TAS Interruption Update: ICANN confirms window to reopen next week

18th 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.

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TAS Interruption Update May 9: All users to log in to TAS

11th 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.

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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.

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Oman relaunches .om with the support of ARI Registry Services

1st 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.

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New TLD Application System interruption update

28th 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.

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Update: New TLD Application System shutdown extended

21st 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.

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Update: New TLD application system shutdown extended

17th 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.

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ICANN extends new TLD application window - Application system temporarily shutdown

13th 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.

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New TLDs spotted: .kinderis and .delzoppo

The Domain Name System braces itself for two larger than life TLDs

1st 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.

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Internet use set to flourish in the Arab world under .arab

19th 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.

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Only weeks left until applications close for new Top-Level Domains

19th 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.

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iiNet first in line for a top-level domain

9th 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.

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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 future

9th 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.

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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.

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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.

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ARI Registry Services wins tender for .melbourne and .sydney domains

22nd 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.

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Australian Football League to apply for 'Dot AFL' Internet Domain

.brand web addresses set to help improve AFL fans' online experience

17th 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.

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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 it

16th 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'.

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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 AEST

2nd 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.

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StarHub to Acquire '.starhub' New Top-Level Domain

2nd 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.

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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 window

30th 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.

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NCC Group and ARI Registry Services announce strategic alliance for new TLD applicants

27th 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.

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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 unfold

11th 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.

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1 month until applications open for the DotAnything Internet revolution

ARI Registry Services urges applicants to act now or miss out

Melbourne, 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."

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Savvy entrepreneurs set to profit from new web address system

Research reveals commercial potential of the new Top-Level Domain program

Melbourne, 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.

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BMA Sponsored Webinar: New Top-Level Domains – Understanding .brand

12pm and 1:30pm US Eastern time on November 18th

Melbourne, 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.

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ARI Registry Services launches 5 point value proposition, challenges new TLD applicants to find a better offer

October 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.

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Statement in response to .sydney, .melbourne and .victoria tender

October 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.

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AusRegistry International enhances global offering and rebrands

October 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.

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Webinar: New Top-Level Domains - Your guide to the next Internet revolution

September 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.

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AusRegistry International to support .jewelers new Top-Level Domain

September 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.

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The new world of domains - A guide to applying for new TLDs as a .brand

September 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.

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Qatar's home on the Internet relaunches with the support of AusRegistry International

August 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.

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AusRegistry International sponsors US conference on new Top-Level Domains

August 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.

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AusRegistry International introduces new Top-Level Domain education portal: BeyondDotCom.info

July 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.

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ICANN officially approves the new Top-Level Domain program

Applications to open in January 2012

June 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.

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Celebrity marketing guru Jeffrey Hayzlett to promote New TLDs for ARI

June 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.

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Web users to bypass search engines in new internet revolution

May 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.

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AusRegistry International appoints former ICANN manager Donna Austin

May 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.

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AusRegistry International sponsors ICANN's Singapore conference

May 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.

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New Top-Level Domains to be discussed at global trademark conference

May 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.

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Open letter to US House Subcommittee for Oversight Hearing on gTLDs

May 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.

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AusRegistry International appoints Robin Schmitt as Chief Operating Officer

April 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.

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AusRegistry responds to Bill Clinton's call for expansion of the web

March 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.

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AusRegistry International wins lucrative Middle East Internet contracts

March 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.

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AusRegistry International the headline act at digital marketing conference

March 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.

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AusRegistry International and Crowell & Moring join forces to support new Top-Level Domain applicants

March 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.

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Australia's .au Internet domain celebrates 2 million registrations

March 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.

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AusRegistry International to support internet expansion in Oman

March 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).

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AusRegistry International sponsors ICANN San Francisco conference in support of new Top-Level Domains

March 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.

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AusRegistry International leading the new TLD charge at two US domain name conferences

January 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.

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Iron Mountain and AusRegistry International Create Program to Support New Internet gTLD Registry Applicants

October 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.

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AusRegistry International appoints Krista Papac as Chief Strategy Officer

September 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.

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Internationalised Domain Names Set to Take Off with Approval of IDNA 2008 Protocol

August 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.

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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!

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AusRegistry International Joins CircleID

28 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.

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AusRegistry International Expands into Africa

12 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).

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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.

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AusRegistry International Celebrates the First .emarat Domain Name

6 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.

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AusRegistry International partners with Japanese corporate Registrar, Brights Consulting

28 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).

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AusRegistry International selected to provide assistance in launching Arabic Internationalised Domain Names

14 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).

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AusRegistry International to provide Domain Name Registry Services for .nr - Nauru's Top Level Domain

22 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 registrations

24 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 .film

1 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 Names

18 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's

15 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 System

4 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 revolution

29 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 June

15 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 2014

26 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, Egypt

2 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 UAE

3 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, France

4 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, France

21-26 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, Malaysia

22-24 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, UAE

1-3 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 Name

26 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 Live

6 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 Launch

5 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 Signing

5 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