STRAAT Investments

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Type: Private
Industry: Investments
Founded: 28 January 2005
Founder(s): Juan Diego Calle
Headquarters: 701 Brickell Ave Suite 860

Miami, FL 33131

Country: USA
Employees: 1-10
Website: STRAAT.co
LinkedIn: STRAAT Investments
Key People
Jose Rasco, Managing Director

Tom Lackner, Chief Technologist
Juan Diego Calle, Chairman
Joice Boetius, Performance Improvement Analyst
Adyari Morales, Administration

STRAAT Investments is the holding company for .co Internet. It is a private investment firm that initially started to invest in residential and commercial property. Its main focus has now expanded to include telecommunications and the Internet.[1] Seeing the scope of digital estate STRAAT has also started investing in domain names and websites.

Their most prominent investment in the domain world is in .co Internet.[2] Juan Diego Calle, the CEO of .co Internet, is also the Founder and Chairman of STRAAT Investments.[3][4] STRAAT acted as an advisor to Arcelandia S.A. and Neustar, the two organizations that applied for commercial management of the string outside Colombia, throughout the procurement process.[5] Besides this, STRAAT has invested in several hotel related domains like ParisHotels.com , NewYorkHotels.com and LondonHotels.com which are operated by Federated Travel.[6]

STRAAT is a sponsor for .nxt conference expected to be held on 20-22 June 2012 in London.[7]

Application for New gTLDs

Mr. Calle confirmed that STRAAT Investments is applying to become the registry operator for 13 new generic top level domain names (gTLDs) including: .app,.book, .corp, .design, .gmbh, .group, .inc, .law, .llc, .ltd, .movie, .tech and .web. The company partnered with Neustar to provide back-end registry services.[8] [9][10]

STRAAT Investments is also supporting DotHealth, LLC's application for the .health domain name string.[11]

Projects

STRAAT has invested in the following enterprises since it began in 2005:[12]

References