Statement in response to .sydney, .melbourne and .victoria tender

Melbourne, Australia - 20th October 2011

Comment from Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, in response to the release of the .sydney, .melbourne and .victoria tender:

"ARI Registry Services is pleased to see the Governments of New South Wales and Victoria embracing the significant opportunities presented by the new Top-Level Domain program. We have received the detailed tender document for .sydney .melbourne and .victoria yesterday and it is currently being reviewed. However, given our involvement in the development of the Australian Domain Name System over the last ten years, we will be looking at this opportunity seriously. It is great to see Governments taking advantage of this next phase of Internet evolution and it is my fear that Australian brands aren't taking the same initiative. Let's hope this announcement inspires them to do so."

Media Contact:

Michael Korjen
Public Relations Coordinator
ARI Registry Services
Ph: +61-3-9866-3710

About AusRegistry International

ARI Registry Services (formerly AusRegistry International) is one of the top companies globally with the technology and expertise to activate, implement and manage new Top-Level Domains. Leveraging ten years of experience as a TLD registry operator, ARI Registry Services will provide new Top-Level Domain applicants with the same software and consulting services that currently drive the .au (Australia), the .ae (United Arab Emirates), the .qa (Qatar) and .om (Oman) country codes. Additionally, ARI Registry Services is the first TLD registry to operate non-Latin, country code Top-Level Domains and a global leader in the continued innovation and expansion of the Domain Name System.

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