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Joe S Alagna

Joined on July 18, 2003
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Joe is an Advisor to Intis Telecom, the registry operating the domain name.  He is also the owner of CauseWell Insurance Services, which specializes in business and cyber insurance.

In years past, he was a Director for Afilias, and VP of Channel Development, for ICANN-accredited domain registrar, which offers the world’s largest selection of domain names. Before that, he was the North American General Manager for CentralNic, a London-based domain name registry & consultancy.  He also served on the Board of Directors for the Domain Name Association from 2017 until 2020.

Joe was involved in writing the business plans and applications for approximately 60 new gTLDs and has spoken on Day to Day Registry Operations and Management Best Practices for New TLD Applicants at ICANN (  He has been involved in over 30 ICANN meetings since 2001 and is an expert in domain name investments, registries, and registrars.

Any opinions posted are his own.

Except where otherwise noted, all postings by Joe S Alagna on CircleID are licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Featured Blogs

Big Brands Should Embrace New TLDs & Stop Giving Away Money

Advertisers have given Verisign a free gift worth billions of dollars over the past 10 years. Sports Stadiums provide a great analogy... What do office supplies have to do with basketball? What does oil have to do with football? Yet, Staples will pay the Lakers $116 million dollars and Lucas Oil will pay the Indianapolis Colts about the same (over 20 years) to associate their company names with these stadiums. more

.XXX as Proposed is Wrong for Families & Kids

On August 23rd, the Internet Governance Project posted a letter Opposing Political Intervention in the Internet's Core Technical Administrative Functions. I disagree. ICANN and Governments should get involved when it comes to protecting children online. Every effort should be made to make it SIMPLE for average parents to let their children run free online without the risk of running across pornography and adult material while doing so. Why continue to let pornographers run free and unchecked on the most exciting tool created in the history of mankind just because they got there first? more

Meeting Growing Demands of Domain Name Space

This post will explain why ICANN and the domain industry should foster and encourage the use of third-level domain name spaces to benefit the domain name industry and as a way to meet the growing demand for easy-to-remember URLs. ...The Internet was originally envisioned to be hierarchical in nature. The Domain Name System came into being out of a need for easy-to-remember network addresses. ...Although benefits have come out of the creation of the new TLDs, a simple, obvious, important, existing solution is largely being overlooked by the domain name industry... more