|[April 02, 2014]
Afilias Chairman Appointed to Domain Name Association Board
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Global registry services provider Afilias
today announced the appointment of the Chairman of the Afilias Board of
Directors, Philipp Grabensee, to the board of the Domain
Name Association (DNA).
Afilias Chairman Philipp Grabensee (Photo: Business Wire)
The Domain Name Association, established in 2013, is a non-profit global
business association that represents the interests of the domain name
industry. The DNA's mission is to promote the industry by advocating the
use, adoption and expansion of domain names as the primary tool for
users to navigate the Internet.
Grabensee brings a wealth of experience to the DNA Board. As the
Chairman of Afilias' Board since 2003, Grabensee has first-hand
knowledge of both the strategic and operational aspects of a wide range
of industry topics, including the many new TLD launches implemented by
"I am honored to be named to the DNA's Board of Directors," said
Grabensee. "Afilias has long been committed to the secure and stable
expansion of domain name usage, and we believe the DNA is uniquely
positioned to support this goal. We are pleased to join other industry
leaders in this important mission."
Grabensee's background also includes expertise in Internet governance.
An active participant and presenter in the Internt
Governance Forum and the ICANN
Studienkreis, Grabensee is a faculty member of the European
Summer School on Internet Governance and serves on the advisory
board of the .HIV
top-level domain registry.
He has authored contributions to several publications, including a
chapter in the United Nation's book, World Summit on the Information
Society: Moving from the Past into the Future, and co-authored a
chapter on "Deploying Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)" in the
Internet Governance Forum's The Power of Ideas: Internet Governance
in a Global Multistakeholder Environment.
A native of D�sseldorf, Grabensee studied law and philosophy at the
Freie University of Berlin and the Rheinischen
Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn. Admitted to the bar in 1998,
Grabensee is a partner in D�sseldorf-based law firm SHSG.
For more information about the Domain Name Association, please see thedna.org.
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
Web services like goMobi®
For more information on Afilias services, visit www.afilias.info.
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