Domain Name Association

  • Go Daddy’s Merdinger named DNA chair

    …/Bombora, who is now, post-acquisition, VP of corporate development at Neustar. Kinderis, DNA’s founding chair in April 2013, will remain on the DNA’s board of directors, representing Neustar. It’s interesting that Merdinger’s appointment to chair is being linked with the DNS becoming more “vocal”. While Merdinger certainly isn’t a shrinking violet…

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  • The DNA loses second exec director in a year

    … The Domain Name Association has lost its second executive director in less than a year. The trade group has let go industry newcomer Roy Arbeit, who was hired just six month ago following the November 2015 departure of Kurt Pritz. It does not plan to replace Arbeit, according to an email circulated to DNA members by chair Adrian Kinderis…

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  • New DNA boss named

    … The Domain Name Association has appointed industry newcomer Roy Arbeit as its new executive director. Arbeit was most recently managing director of sales and marketing at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He’s also worked for the American Arbitration Association, Ernst & Young, and Citibank. He will take the DNA top job…

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  • Donuts makes Hollywood content policing deal

    … agreement applies to all of its almost 200 gTLDs. The announcement comes the day before the Domain Name Association meets to discuss its Healthy Domains Initiative. Nevett said that DNA members will meet tomorrow with law enforcement, IP owners, and abuse prevention and security folk to seek input on the question “What are tenets of healthy domain…

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  • Pritz quitz DNA

    … about the current and future management of the DNA and its many activities. Please be advised that the board and I have no serious concerns. The DNA partners with Virtual and Allegravita, two full-service external consultancies that manage all areas of operational excellence and communications. These two organizations have the full trust and support…

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  • What split? TLD webinar series folded into the DNA

    … A TLD operators’ webinar series initially cast as a community group has been folded in to the Domain Name Association. The DNA has announced the creation of the DNA University, which promises to pick up where the TLD Operators Webinar left off. Tony Kirsch of ARI Registry Services has been appointed inaugural “Dean” of the University…

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  • New DNA social media site highlights “in the wild” domains

    … efficient and flexible platform that will help the DNA social media team and you find and post more domains, rather on non-productive management tasks,” the DNA told members. The site currently has a few dozen posts, such as a WePark.nyc billboard and a VSquared.rocks red carpet video. Most listed domains are in 2012-round new gTLDs, but there’s…

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