Domain Name Association

    • 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 on Friday.

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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

    … Donuts has made a deal with the American movie industry that will make it easier to take down piracy domains. The Motion Picture Association of America has been given a “Trusted Notifier” status, and the two companies have agreed upon a domain take-down framework. The agreement targets “large-scale pirate websites”, Donuts said. It’s the first…

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  • Pritz quitz DNA

    … Domain Name Association boss Kurt Pritz has resigned after two years on the job. Neustar’s Adrian Kinderis, chair of the domain industry trade group, made the announcement in an email to members yesterday. No immediate replacement for Pritz has been named, but Kinderis said the DNA’s board wasn’t worried: Fellow members may have concerns…

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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

    … The Domain Name Association has launched a new web site to show off domains, primarily new gTLD names, that have been spotted “in the wild”. points to a Tumblr blog where members and others can share, for example, photos of billboards or promotional videos that prominently feature new domains. “Tumblr offers the DNA a very…

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