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Re-Starts Stalled TLD Application System As New
Marketing Firm Enters the New TLD Fray
being shut down
nearly six weeks due to technical
issues, ICANN's TLD Application
System (TAS) has finally been re-started.
Those interested in operating new
gTLDs will now have until 23:59
GMT/UTC on May 30 to finalize
and get their applications in. ICANN is
also expected to announce a new date
soon for The Big Reveal when all
of the applicants and the TLDs they
applied for will be made known.
technical snafu and the long period of
time it took ICANN to resolve the
problem resulted in a lot of brickbats
being thrown at the domain name system's
oversight body. Even so, a lot of people
still see riches in the soon to be
new gTLD space. Just last night, DomainDiction,
a new company offering marketing
services to new gTLD registry operators,
announced it had entered the fray.
are a lot of familiar faces on
DomainDiction's managerial staff, led by
CEO Jennie-Marie Larsen who first
entering the domain name industry 12
years ago as head of NeuStar's
registry business operations in
Europe. In that post she
in the creation, market introduction,
and development of TLD business for .BIZ,
.US, .and several ccTLDs
when NeuStar was awarded contracts to
operates those registries.
Strategy Officer Pinky Brand is
also well-known for his role in the 2006
launch and marketing of .mobi.
The executive team also includes Head of
Registrar Marketing John Kirkham,
Head of UK PR & Marketing Tina
Lord, Head of European Online
Marketing Henry Lewington, Head
of North American Online Marketing Rob
Rozicki and Consultant for German OR
& Marketing Christoph Hausel.
You can read
all of their bios here,
along with that of Chief Financial
Officer Hugo Idler.
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