ARI Registry Services today announced the appointment of Tony Kirsch to the role of Head of Global Consulting in light of his significant contribution to the New Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program, and to signify the organisation's commitment to providing world-class consultancy services.
In this new role, Mr Kirsch and his team of subject matter experts will continue to support new TLD applicants across the globe with a range of strategic, compliance, marketing, financial, policy and technical consultancy services.
The announcement follows the appointment of ARI Registry Services to several major client projects to develop the strategic guidance and implementation processes required to launch and operate new TLDs. This includes the architecture of strategic business models right through to the implementation of detailed policy and governance frameworks.
Mr Kirsch and the ARI Registry Services Consulting Team have already delivered significant projects across a range of corporate (.brand), geographic and generic TLDs, including the launch of the world's first .brand TLD, .monash for Monash University during January 2014.
The aim of the consulting team is to enhance ARI Registry Services' position as a leading provider of Registry Services and offer a varied suite of technical and non-technical services to ensure clients have every opportunity to make their TLDs a success.
Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, welcomed the appointment of Mr Kirsch to Head of Global Consulting.
"Today's announcement formally recognises Tony's leadership, vision and passion for the New TLD Program over many years, and demonstrates the organisation's commitment to ensuring a successful rollout of TLDs for all applicants," Mr Kinderis said.
"Tony's appointment to lead our consulting business is testament to his highly regarded reputation in the industry, and for delivering innovative strategies and exceptional results for our diverse portfolio of clients."
Mr Kinderis said the mix of technical Registry and consulting capabilities reinforces ARI Registry Services' role as being an end-to-end service provider for new TLD operators.
"As a leader in the industry, we offer our experience and expertise to equip our clients with the necessary resources and understanding of what it takes to be a TLD operator, from launch to ongoing business operations. This further demonstrates ARI Registry Services' superior capability and provides clients with bespoke solutions that are required to make an impact at such a crucial time for the Internet," Mr Kinderis said.
All new TLD applicants are encouraged to contact Mr Kirsch for a confidential discussion about how ARI Registry Services can assist in the launch and operation of their TLD.
About ARI Registry Services – ARI Registry Services is driving innovation and the expansion of the Internet through the delivery of world-class domain name registry services. With over 10 years of experience, ARI Registry Services is a leading provider of Domain Name Registry Infrastructure Services and DNS Services for generic Top-Level Domain applicants and country code Registry Operators. We help governments, major brands and entrepreneurs across the globe realise the full potential of the Internet by providing expertise, security and reliability in operating a core piece of Internet infrastructure. Learn More
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