|By Business Wire||
|February 24, 2014 09:05 AM EST||
The Domain Name Association (DNA), the global trade association for the internet domain industry, has welcomed eight new members from all over the world, bringing the total to 30.
The newest members are:
au Domain Administration Ltd. (Australia)
CO Internet S.A.S. (Colombia)
Radix (United Arab Emirates)
SIDN (The Netherlands)
Web.com Group (U.S.)
"This membership growth shows gratifying support for the DNA's mission at an exciting time for the industry, as hundreds of top level domain names are released to the public," said DNA Executive Director Kurt Pritz. "Our globally distributed and highly respected newest members will play a key role in fulfilling the DNA's objective to realize opportunities for the industry and new value for Internet users."
The DNA promotes the common interests of the entire domain name industry, especially for the uptake, adoption, and use of domain names as the primary tool to navigate the Internet. As part of its mission, the DNA will play a key role in raising awareness about the opportunities in new and existing top-level domains.
The DNA was established in October 2013 by companies representing the broad Internet industry. Membership is open to organizations involved in all aspects of managing domain names, including top-level domain name registry operators, registrars, resellers, and registry service providers.
Organizations in the domain name industry are joining the DNA to collaborate with peers, share best practice and ensure mutual success through this period of major growth of the Internet. DNA members will be critical players in the next phase of the Internet, with the opportunity to influence important industry policy decisions. Members can also leverage the DNA's marketing and education programs in their own activities, and they will receive exclusive information via newsletters and bulletins, as well as access to research results.
DNA membership is organized as a multi-tiered structure to accommodate various levels of interest and desire for participation in the work of the DNA. More information is available on the website.
About the DNA
The Domain Name Association (the DNA) is a non-profit business association that represents the interests of the domain name industry. It is independent and global in scope, and its membership is open to organizations involved in the provision, support, and sale of domain names, such as domain name registries, registrars, resellers, and registry service providers.
Founding members include ARI Registry Services, Donuts, GoDaddy, Google, Rightside and What Box?
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.