Global Name Registry Launches .NAME Personal Domain Strategy and Showcases First Digital Identity Technology From Speednames to be Used On the Domain Name System.Business Editors
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 2001
Strategic Partnerships with Leading Technology Providers Speednames
Inc., IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and Ebone Announced to Pave the Way for Launch of .NAME
Global Name Registry The Global Name Registry, Limited is the operator of the .name top-level domain for individuals' names as delegated by ICANN on August 1st 2001.
The company focuses on digital identity and . , Ltd. (GNR GNR Gram-negative rods Infectious disease Bacilli that don't absorb gram stain–ie, are pink; most clinically important GNRs are coliforms: Enterobacteriaceae–eg, Escherichia, Klebsiella, Proteus, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Shigella ), a technology infrastructure company based in London, announced today its strategy for .name, the first personal Top-Level Domain (networking) top-level domain - The last and most significant component of an Internet fully qualified domain name, the part after the last ".". For example, host wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk is in top-level domain "uk" (for United Kingdom). authorised by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers See ICANN.
(body, networking) Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - (ICANN) The non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for IP address allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system (ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, www.icann.org) A non-profit, international association founded in 1998 and incorporated in the U.S. It is the successor to IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), which manages Internet addresses, domain names and the huge number ) earlier this year. GNR introduced Speednames Inc., IBM and Ebone (a division of Global TeleSystems, Inc.) as mission-critical partners in the development and deployment of .name as a universal addressing system and platform for Digital Identity on the Domain Name System (DNS (Domain Name System) A system for converting host names and domain names into IP addresses on the Internet or on local networks that use the TCP/IP protocol. For example, when a Web site address is given to the DNS either by typing a URL in a browser or behind the ).
Unlike the existing Top-Level Domains (.com, .net, and .org) and other new Top-Level Domains (.info, .biz, and .pro), .name is the only Top-Level Domain exclusively for individuals that will offer consumers everywhere a Digital Identity, a single and secure identity for all electronic communication, information storage, and transactions. The advent of Digital Identity revolutionizes the way people use the Internet by putting the user in control of all personal information stored and distributed on the Internet via computers and other wireless devices, such as cell phones and PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). devices.
Speaking during ICANN's quarterly meeting in Stockholm, Andrew K Andrew K is a Greek DJ and record producer. He has released over 30 records in a variety of well-respected labels including Armada, Mo-Do, Pure Substance, Vapour, Babylon Records and more. As a DJ, he has appeared in many countries across the globe. . Tsai, Chief Executive Officer of GNR, said, "The functionality of .name means that consumers will get more than just a personal web site and email address See Internet address. , they will actually be able to control access to the information they choose to store and distribute on the Internet." Through innovative and secure technology, GNR will evolve the .name Top-Level Domain into a digital repository of information for everyday use by family, friends, business associates, and service providers.
"We look forward to offering consumers everywhere a .name address that can be used as a web site and email address, cell phone number, storage for personal information, and digital key for e-commerce transactions," said Tsai.
To expand its suite of personal domain registry services, GNR sought a partnership with Speednames Inc., which has taken a leadership role in establishing a global infrastructure for Digital Identity in partnership with host providers all over the world. Digital Identity provides end-users with an opportunity to take ownership of their presence on the Internet through the provision of a universal address that will be accessible from any device that is Internet compatible. It is more than a personal website as it enables consumers to not only personalise Verb 1. personalise - make personal or more personal; "personalized service"
personalize, individualise, individualize
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth information but to set access levels for friends, family or businesses so that the communication in each case is "interactive."
"We are pleased to partner with GNR in this exciting arena. The Speednames technology will assist in making .name a standard for Digital Identity," said Mogens Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of Speednames Inc. "We are very excited to be the first to introduce this new technology to the world. Consumers have long been frustrated frus·trate
tr.v. frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing, frus·trates
a. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart: with the fragmented nature of the Internet and the number of contact points to maintain on the Internet. Now, with Digital Identity, there is a simple mechanism for managing personal, financial and other types of information in one place on the Internet, and controlling access to this data from any Internet-enabled device."
GNR announced partnerships with other leading technology providers to pave the way for the launch of .name. IBM, through its Net Generation division, is providing leading software and hardware solutions for the operation of the .name registry. "The expertise and scalability of a blue-chip company Blue-chip company
Used in the context of general equities. Large and creditworthy company. Company renowned for the quality and wide acceptance of its products or services, and for its ability to make money and pay dividends. Gilt-edged security. like IBM has allowed GNR to move forward quickly and with confidence in the development of a world-class domain registry that is both technically advanced and secure," said Tsai. "We are thrilled to have IBM as our trusted partner in this area."
Ebone is providing GNR with high-speed IP services on their optical network and web hosting Making a Web site available on the Internet. Many ISPs host a few personal Web pages for an individual at no additional cost above the monthly service fee, but the address is subordinate to the ISP; for example, www.friendlyisp.com/pat_smith. facilities for the more than 45 servers that will operate the .name registry. "An innovative company with a proven track record in networking, Ebone will play an invaluable role in ensuring that the connectivity needs of the .name registry are met 24/7/365," said Tsai. "There is no better partner for GNR in this area."
GNR will offer a preview tonight of the revolutionary technology developed by Speednames. A formal press conference will be held tomorrow, and a live demo of the Digital Identity technology will immediately follow. A presentation of the .name Digital Identity strategy will be posted at www.theglobalname.org.
COMPANY PROFILES Global Name Registry, Ltd. Founded in 1999 to provide personalized communication services, Global Name Registry, Ltd. (GNR) was selected by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in November 2000 to develop, administer and market .name, the only top-level domain reserved exclusively for individuals. The company is finalizing its operating agreement with ICANN and expects to launch its domain-name and email services later this year. A privately-held company based in London, GNR's principal investors include Carlyle Europe Venture Partners, L.P., Northzone Ventures AS, and Four Seasons Venture AS. For further information, please visit www.theglobalname.org, or contact Gertrude Bakel on +1 646 321 8188 or +44 (0) 207 242 9108 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Local contact information:
Scandinavia: Cecilia Coakley, GCI GCI Ground Circuit Interrupter
GCI Getty Conservation Institute
GCI Global Commerce Initiative
GCI Green Cross International (non-profit international environmental organization)
GCI Growth Competitiveness Index
GCI Great Cities Institute Rinfo email@example.com +46 8 402 2748 or +46 733 42 27 48
New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of : Sacheen Cicero, GCI Group firstname.lastname@example.org +1 212 537 8125
Speednames was established in early 1999 and since its launch in Europe and Asia Pacific, the company has become the most advanced international domain name technology provider. The company has offices in Copenhagen, Munich and in Singapore. Speednames has taken a leadership role in establishing a global infrastructure for Digital Identity in partnership with host providers all over the world. Speednames has made more than 80 international partnerships with leading Telcos, Internet Service Providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. , and Internet Portals. For further information, please visit www.speednames.com, or contact Martin Roll on +45 20 72 18 15 or +65 235 4977 or email him at email@example.com. Local contact information:
United Kingdom: Tom Manger, Hill & Knowlton London firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 207 413 3000 Germany and German speaking countries: Wolfram Schuchardt, Trimedia Communications email@example.com +49 (0) 211 96 485 29 APAC (all countries except Korea): Lim Siow Joo, Hill & Knowlton Singapore firstname.lastname@example.org +65 338 2881 or +65 98 47 08 17 Korea: Jinho Yoo, Dream Communications email@example.com +82 2 553 5767