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Afilias to Acquire .GLOBAL Top Level Domain

Afilias, the world’s second largest domain name registry, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Dot Global Domain Registry Limited in Dublin, the registry operator for the .GLOBAL Top Level Domain. With nearly 50,000 names under management, .GLOBAL is one of the most successful new TLDs from ICANN’s 2012 DNS expansion program. .GLOBAL joins Afilias’ growing portfolio of TLDs and reinforces the firm’s leadership position worldwide. The acquisition price is undisclosed.

The change of ownership has little practical impact on registrar customers and none on registrants. Afilias has been the registry services provider for .GLOBAL since it was delegated in 2014, so there will be no transition from another provider and no interruption of service to end users. Some paperwork will need to be updated, and Afilias will provide support for the administrative changes.

“Afilias is pleased to acquire another successful TLD” said Hal Lubsen, Chief Executive Officer of Afilias. He added: “Rolf Larsen and his team have done a great job building .GLOBAL to the success it is today, and Afilias looks forward to continuing to work with our registrar partners to expand the franchise. Many website owners want to give their message a global appeal, and a .GLOBAL address is, by definition, a great platform.”

“We are glad that Afilias is taking over .GLOBAL” said Rolf Larsen, Chief Executive Officer of Dot Global Domain Registry Limited. “As our technical partner from inception, Afilias has the scale, organization and financial resources to enable .GLOBAL to reach its full potential” he continued. “We are working closely together to minimize the impact of this change on our customers.”

Afilias is always looking to acquire Top Level Domains. If you would be interested in talking with Afilias please email: [email protected]

By Afilias, Global Provider of Internet Infrastructure Service

Afilias is the world’s second largest domain registry, with more than 20 million names under management. Afilias powers a greater variety of top-level domains than any other provider, and will soon support hundreds of new TLDs now preparing for launch. Afilias’ specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and mobile Web services like goMobi® and DeviceAtlas®.

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