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TRBR Appoints Neustar as New Back-End Registry Operator for .vu Country Code Top-Level Domain

“It is truly humbling to have our capabilities, our experience and our approach to Registry and DNS operations recognized again, this time by TRBR and the Vanuatu digital community.” (George Pongas, VP, Neustar)A post from George Pongas, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Business Development at Neustar’s Registry Solutions.

Neustar is thrilled to share the news that Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) in Vanuatu has appointed us as the new Registry and DNS services provider for the .vu ccTLD.

It is truly humbling to have our capabilities, our experience and our approach to Registry and DNS operations recognized again, this time by TRBR and the Vanuatu digital community.

This is a unique time in .vu’s history, with potential for growth and opportunities to strengthen and provide improved stability to the namespace, for the benefit of Vanuatu’s people, businesses and communities. We are firm believers that the credibility of a ccTLD is crucial, and that’s why we operate like a partner, rather than a vendor, for our Registry clients.

From our experience supporting ccTLDs around the world, including the United States’ .US (for which we were recently awarded a renewed contract for up to 10 years), Colombia’s .CO, and India’s .IN, we are acutely aware that no two ccTLDs are the same. Just as the countries themselves differ in size, culture, customs and attitudes, so too do their online identities—and we are excited to embark on a journey to hone and enhance Vanuatu’s digital ecosystem.

There are many opportunities available to .vu at this point in its history, from building and growing a solid Registrar channel, to finding and creating new markets within Vanuatu and around the world, to embedding the .vu namespace even more deeply in the business and digital communities of Vanuatu and supporting its founders, creators and entrepreneurs.

At the same time, we will maintain our core focus of providing a strong, secure, stable Registry and DNS service for the .vu namespace to ensure its users are afforded the best possible service at all times.

This is an exciting day for Neustar and we look forward to providing updates on the progress of the .vu Registry transformation, as well as future projects, in the coming weeks and months. We will be sharing more information and updates at the new .vu website, hello.vu (or bonjour.vu, or halo.vu!).

Below is the copy of the today’s official annoucement originally published here by TRBR.

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The Office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) would like to announce the appointment of Neustar Vanuatu Limited (Neustar) as the new Registry Operator for the .vu country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD).

The announcement follows a competitive tender process conducted by TRBR, to which Neustar submitted a comprehensive response outlining its technical, policy and marketing experience and capabilities. Neustar was selected from a group of respondents to the tender notice, which sought a Registry Operator to support TRBR in growing and promoting the .vu namespace.

The TRBR Regulator, Mr Brian Winji said the partnership with Neustar would enhance the profile, performance and security of the .vu ccTLD —

“In seeking a new Registry Operator for the .vu namespace, we sought an organization that would act as a true partner to TRBR in managing and administering .vu in the interests of the Vanuatu Internet Community, as well as the Internet-using community globally.

Neustar’s credentials in TLD operations and marketing, DNS security and performance, policy development and more, uniquely position it to support TRBR in increasing .vu domain name registrations through enhanced promotions, technical innovation and security.

We look forward to working with Neustar in this next stage of .vu’s evolution, and benefiting from Neustar’s demonstrated experience in ccTLD management and strong reputation in the industry as an organization of integrity and professionalism.”

Neustar is a global information services company with the largest DNS, DDoS mitigation and threat intelligence capabilities in the industry. In addition to .vu, Neustar provides Registry services for .us, .co, .in, .nyc and .biz TLDs, as well as nearly 240 other TLDs for countries, cities, businesses and the world’s leading brands. The .vu namespace is now backed by Neustar’s award-winning infrastructure, team and experience, which is always evolving with continuous investment and product innovation.

Nicolai Bezsonoff, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Neustar Registry Solutions said Neustar was excited to bring its expertise in technical innovation and DNS security to benefit all Vanuatu Internet users —

“We are honored to partner with TRBR for this important stage of .vu’s history, to grow the .vu namespace by building a strong Registrar network and solid market demand for .vu domain names.

With Neustar as Registry Operator, .vu will benefit from years of experience in the global ccTLD and wider domain name industry, with specific and dedicated focus on the unique needs and opportunities of the Vanuatu Internet community.”

The transition of the .vu Registry to Neustar’s back-end platform is anticipated to be completed by the 30th of September 2019, with further project details to be communicated to stakeholders in the coming weeks.

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