Update Jan 31, 2013 – Today, Afilias Limited announces the resignation of Karim Jiwani, who formerly ran RegistryPro, the .PRO registry and Afilias subsidiary. Under his tenure, the .PRO business doubled, and the registry system was successfully migrated to Afilias' world-class technical platform. Mr. Jiwani plans to pursue other opportunities in the expanding domain industry.
RegistryPro, the exclusive operator of the .PRO top level domain (TLD) for professionals, today announced that Karim Jiwani has become its new CEO. In this role, Jiwani will be responsible for all aspects of the registry's operations including strategy, marketing and sales, registrar support, expansion and policy. Jiwani intends to increase the industry awareness for .PRO and expand its reach to encompass all professionals in every field.
In announcing the news, Lucas Roh, CEO of Hostway Corporation, the parent company of RegistryPro, said, "Our registry is poised to grow significantly in the coming years, as the awareness continues to grow for .PRO domains and our backend registry services for other TLD's. We wanted someone that could expertly grow the registry and take it to the next level. Karim has proven experience in the domain industry and is well respected in the community. With his knowledge and passion, he is well equipped to take the company to the next level in providing registry services to registrars and other TLD's."
Jiwani brings over 12 years of industry experience to .PRO and the benefit of being one of the original board members of Afilias, where he was instrumental in growing the company as a senior director. Prior to his role as Senior Director, he served as the Managing Director at EMA Afilias Ltd.
Enthusiastic about the great possibilities in the domain space, Jiwani said, "Our industry's landscape will look completely different in 24 months. I am excited to lead RegistryPro into the new era of the Internet naming space."
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, RegistryPro is the ICANN-designated operator of the .PRO TLD. Since launching in 2004, .PRO has become an important tool for businesses, organizations and individuals in building trusted relationships throughout the world. In many languages, "pro" is synonymous with dedication, skill, and vision — the .PRO name allows people to capture that distinctive character. Whether developing a brand, refining an identity, or promoting a specialty, .PRO offers every business and professional the opportunity to enhance their image by adding a powerful, easy-to-identify name to their online presence and web-based products. (Learn More)
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