|[June 03, 2014]
Afilias selected for CIO 100 award
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Global registry services provider Afilias today announced that it has
been named as a recipient of the 2014 CIO
100 award. Now in its 27th year, the CIO 100 award program
recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest
levels of operational and strategic excellence in information technology
Afilias received the award for its development of a new generation of
"Platform as a Service" (PaaS) applications, designed to transform the
service delivery model of the domain name registry industry by
integrating scalability, resiliency, convenience and economy into its
global domain name registry system delivery platform.
Afilias' Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ram
Mohan, set the strategy and architected the deployment of the system
with the objectives of reducing time to launch for a new domain,
increasing resiliency in the face of cyber-attacks and reducing the cost
of implementation for the company and its clients.
"Ram Mohan's work has resulted in the creation of a globally available
registry system that scales to support thousands of new top level
domains while increasing flexibility, functionality and security," said
Hal Lubsen, President and CEO of Afilias. "This is especially important
for global brands who are preparing for Round 2 of ICANN's New
gTLD program. Brands can now access an efficient, ICANN-compliant,
state-of-the-art registry platform - and an award-winning one - that
ensures the availability and security of thir own top-level 'dot Brand'
Afilias CTO Ram Mohan added, "A particular point of interest in the
system is the introduction of the 'common wallet,' which allows domain
name resellers to log into the Afilias system and use a common wallet to
buy domain names from a variety of providers hosted on Afilias'
platform. That's an innovation in the domain industry and one that
Afilias is proud to introduce."
Afilias executives, along with other CIO 100 award winners, will be
recognized at the�CIO
100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held on August 19, 2014.
About the CIO 100
Recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a
three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application
form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a
team of external judges -�many of them former CIOs�-�reviewed the
applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and
measurable results. Finally,�CIO�editors reviewed the
judges' recommendations and selected the final 100.
Coverage of the 2014 CIO 100 awards will be available online at�CIO.com�on
August 1, 2014, and in the August 1 issue of�CIO�magazine.
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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