|Registry Provider:||ARI Registry Services|
|Registry:||Connect West Pty. Ltd.|
|Registry Backend:||ARI Registry Services|
|Priority #:||1199 - Connect West Pty. Ltd. (iiNET)|
|Parked Domain %:||100.0 %|
|Delegation:||09 July 2015|
.iinet is a delegated Brand gTLD in ICANN's new gTLD program, which is being submitted by the Australian telco iiNet. Commenting on the program and iiNet's plans, the Operations Manager said it was "relatively cheap way to secure a part of the internet". iiNet announced ARI Registry Services as their registry services provider in March, 2012. Connect West Pty. Ltd. manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 09 July, 2015.
iiNet is Australia's second largest DSL ISP. It employs 2,000 people in 4 countries and supports 1.3 million services across Australia. The company was started in 1993, and it is a publicly listed company.
Name Collision Issues
In October 2013 ICANN released their final assessment and mitigation plan for the Name Collision issue that was facing the New gTLD program. On 18 November 2013, ICANN announced the applied-for strings that were eligible for an alternative path towards delegation that would allow applicants to proceed without waiting for further mitigation research and plans to be published. 25 strings, including .iinet, were not eligible for the alternative path, and will have to wait for more plans to be published before continuing towards delegation.