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'''Joe Alagna''' is a Director of Business Development at Afilias. He was formerly a V.P. of Channel Development at [[101domain]].<ref>[http://domainincite.com/12272-new-hires-at-donuts-domaindiction-and-101domain New Hires at DomainDiction and 101Domain, DomainIncite.com] Retrieved 14 March 2013</ref> He is well-known as the former General Manager of North American Markets for [[CentralNic]], a London based domain name registry,<ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/registry/company centralnic.com]</ref> which he left in February, 2013.<ref>[http://alagna.com/2013/my-last-day-at-centralnic_819 My Last Day At CentralNic, Retrieved 7 Feb 2012,Published 6 Feb 2012]</ref> He started at CentralNic in 2001, and built relationships with the many [[registrar]]s it works with as well as its 60 new gTLD clients.<ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/registry/company CentralNic]</ref><ref>[http://domainincite.com/11796-alagna-leaves-centralnic Alagna Leaves CentralNic, DomainIncite.com] Published and Retrieved 7 Feb 2013</ref> He was influential in establishing CentralNic as the largest sub-domain registry in the world, and was responsible for creating their specialized division, Personal Net Names, a division that allowed [[domainer]]s to quickly offer their own sub-domains to the general market and subsequently became their TLD registry product.
Joe lives in Southern California.<ref>[http://www.joe.tel/ Joe.tel]</ref>
== Career History ==
Mr. Alagna has held sales management positions at other companies, such as Lynk Systems and [[AT&T]].<ref>[http://www.linkedin.com/in/joealagna LinkedIn]</ref> In the 80s he helped build a leading sales team for a Chicago based direct sales team. He then moved to California, noticed the burgeoning mobile market, and joined AT&T as a National Accounts Manager. He was in charge of some the company's largest accounts. His eye for market trends led him to the Internet during its commercial development phase in the mid 90s. He has become an expert on domain names, [[SEO]], and online marketing.
Joe maintains his own portfolio of domains, and volunteers for the Inland Empire Small Business Center, teaching classes in Online Marketing. Joe has spoken at ICANN, The Direct Marketing Association Conference, NamesCon, and Targeted Traffic Conferences.
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