The Domain Name Association
| Adrian Kinderis (Chair), |
Rich Merdinger (Vice Chair),
Statton Hammock (Secretary),
Judy Song-Marshall (Treasurer)
The Domain Name Association (The DNA) is a non-profit global business association that represents the interests of the domain name industry. Its members are groups, businesses, and individuals involved in the provision, support, and sale of domain names. This includes such organisations as domain name registries, registrars, resellers, and registry service providers.
The Domain Name Association aims to play a key role in helping consumers, business, public-benefit organisations, and others understand the benefits and take advantage of the upcoming expansion of the Internet name space. It is the first-ever industry trade association to represent the interests of the domain name industry and will promote, advance, and support the common interests of the industry with regards to the provisioning, expanded adoption, and use of domain names.
The intent of the Domain Name Association is to build trust, exchange ideas, educate, and raise awareness of domain related issues.
The DNA's first objective is to raise awareness about the New gTLD Program that was launched by ICANN. The organization has several efforts to inform the public about New gTLDs, including the website WhatDomain.org.
Members of the DNA include:
- 1&1 Internet AG
- 101domain, Inc.
- 1API GmbH
- Accent Media
- Boston Ivy
- .Club Domains, LLC
- Dominion Enterprises
- Dot Global Domain Registry Limited
- fTLD Registry Services, LLC (.bank)
- GMO Brights Consulting Inc.
- ICM Registry LLC
- Minds + Machines
- Motion Picture Domain Registry
- National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (.pharmacy)
- NCC Group
- nic.at GmbH
- .nz Registry Services
- One Registry
- PeopleBrowsr Group (.CEO Registry)
- Public Interest Registry
- Second Genistry
- Sedo GmbH
- TLD Registry Ltd.
- Trademark Clearinghouse
- www.TheDNA.org - main website for The Domain Name Association.
- www.InTheWild.Domains - a DNA-run repository of domain names found "in the wild;" or, outside of the usual place of a browser.
- www.WhatDomain.org - an educational portal on Domain Names.
- About TheDNA.org; Retrieved 09 July 2014
- TheDNA.org accessed 11 February 2016