DotGreen Selects Neustar to Provide Registry and DNS Support to .green TLD

– Non-Profit Web Domain Corporation to Offer Support of Environmental Initiatives –

[news release] The DotGreen Registry Corporation, a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation, has selected Neustar, Inc. to provide the registry and DNS (Domain Name System) services required to support the .green global Top-Level Domain (TLD).

DotGreen is preparing its application to the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to manage the new .green top-level domain in 2010.  Conceived in 2007, .green was the first environmental TLD proposed to international environmental groups, and the DotGreen Registry Corporation remains the only announced non-profit public benefit corporation to seek such an environmental domain.  DotGreen accepts philanthropic donations, has no owners or shareholders, and will give 100% of its profits to hundreds of green projects and green organizations aimed at sustainability in every region of the world.

In addition to providing a highly reliable and secure registry and DNS technology service, Neustar has existing relationships with over 250 domain name registrars worldwide – offering a global distribution channel that will support success on behalf of the environment in the new TLD marketplace.

“Neustar is unique among registries, and a wonderful match for .GREEN,” said Annalisa Roger, founder of DotGreen. “We are very pleased to collaborate with people known for their integrity and global neutrality who have many years of domain industry experience among them.”

“[DotGreen’s] non-profit status cannot be underestimated in their application process,” added Stacey Kertsman, executive director of www.eduWeavers.org. “It validates their vision and makes the TLD an even more compelling choice for anyone interested in identifying with the ‘green’ movement.”

DotGreen supports green business and will provide a socially responsible and internationally recognizable branding opportunity to companies, products and individuals who purchase a .green name.  Those who participate and believe in .green going forward will be contributing to humanitarian and environmental solutions.

“Neustar is very pleased to be selected by the DotGreen Registry in its efforts to apply for, launch and operate the .green global Top-level Domain – and to be associated with an organization that is so committed to environmental and humanitarian causes,” said Tim Switzer, vice president of Neustar Registry Services. “We believe businesses, organizations and individuals around the world will want to use a .green web address to demonstrate their commitment to environmentalism.”

“DotGreen has developed an innovative and socially responsible organizational model for the .green domain name space,” said J. Keith Gilles, dean of The College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. “Increasing public concern over climatic change, biological diversity, product safety and a host of other issues make the establishment of a .green domain most timely.”