Domain Name Association Elects 5 New Board Members

  Domain Name Association Elects 5 New Board Members

Business Wire

WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- April 2, 2014

With the election of five new Directors, the Domain Name Association (DNA),
has transitioned from the interim board established in 2013 to one
representing the full membership of the Internet domain industry's only global
trade association. The 12-person board is charged with providing leadership
and advancing the association's mission to educate the public about the
expansion of domain names.

The newly elected Directors are:

  *Philipp Grabensee, Chairman of the Board, Afilias Limited
  *Bob Wiegand, Senior Vice President, Web.com
  *Jeff Neuman, VP, Registry Services, Neustar, Inc.
  *Stacey King, Senior Corporate Counsel, Amazon
  *Vladimir Shadrunov, Director of TLD Projects, Asiamix Digital Ltd.

The full Board roster can be seen on the DNA website.

"The new members make our board stronger and will allow the DNA to address our
industry's challenges and move forward energetically on our educational
initiatives," said Adrian Kinderis, chair of the board. "Because our board
members represent a range of important geographies and industry sectors, we
are well positioned to act on international concerns and deliver truly global
solutions."

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 contribute to important
industry policy decisions. 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.

Contact:

Virtual, Inc.
Judith Vanderkay, +1-781-876-6208
jvanderkay@virtualmgmt.com
 
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