Chicago, IL (Vocus) March 9, 2010
RegistryPro, the exclusive operator of the .PRO top-level domain on the Internet, announced today it has become an official sponsor of the 37th ICANN International Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya (March 7 – 12).
“RegistryPro is pleased to support the tremendous efforts of ICANN Staff, its Board of Directors, as well as local hosts and support resources, all of whom have worked so hard to organize the meeting in Nairobi,” said Lucas Roh, CEO of RegistryPro. “We applaud their commitment and appreciate the opportunity to contribute to their success.”
For more information about the 37th ICANN International Meeting in Nairobi, please visit the meeting Web site at http://nbo.icann.org/.
The week following the International Meeting in Nairobi, on March 18, the registry will also welcome industry leader Jon Nevett, President of Domain Dimensions, LLC, as the newest member of its independent advisory board.
“Members of the RegistryPro advisory board look forward to continuing our work in 2010 in advising and consulting with the registry regarding policies and plans," said Advisory Board Chair Steven J. Wright. "We are glad to welcome our newest member, Jon Nevett. Mr. Nevett’s legal background and industry experience make him a perfect addition to our Board, and his contributions will be valued highly.”
"Having worked with .PRO’s leadership over the last year and a half, I know firsthand the importance they place on the advisory board as an integral component in the development of registry policies and practices, " said Nevett. "I’m pleased to join Professor Wright and the other members of the RegistryPro advisory board as they continue their important work in 2010."
RegistryPro, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hostway Corporation, operates the .PRO top-level domain (TLD,) an Internet registry exclusively for licensed professionals and entities. All .PRO names are issued with a digital certificate, an online passport that facilitates secure communications and transactions. RegistryPro enables professionals around the world to distinguish themselves on the Internet by using the .PRO extension.
About Jon Nevett:
Jon Nevett currently serves as President of Domain Dimensions, LLC, consulting on various domain name issues, including advising clients interested in applying for New Top Level Domains.
Most recently, Jon served as Senior Vice President for Policy at Network Solutions. He was Network Solutions’ primary point of contact with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the U.S. Congress, the Department of Commerce, and other federal agencies, as well as various domain name registries. He also served as Chairman of the Board of NameJet — Network Solutions’ joint venture to provide domain auction and listing services in the secondary market — and Central Registry Solutions — Network Solutions’ joint venture to provide registry services related to the introduction of new top level domains.