Sedari And CoCCA Form Joint Venture For dot Sydney and dot Melbourne bids

Sedari, a consultancy for new gTLD applicants, registry operator Council of Country Code Administrators (CoCCA) along with Sydney-based Cloud Registry have formed a joint venture to bid for the contract to apply for four new top level domain applications for the New South Wales and Victorian Governments.

The four gTLDs that the NSW and Victorian governments have announced they are interested in applying for are .SYDNEY, .MELBOURNE, .NSW and .VICTORIA.

“This is a formidable team that not only answers the immediate project management aspects of the RFP but sets up a robust organization for the long term operation of these impressive new domain names,” said Sedari’s CEO Dr. Liz Williams.

Dr. Williams has been involved in the .AU space since the early days of the formation of the auDA as an elected Board Director and active participant in policy working groups to introduce competition into Australia’s internet.

“This is the next exciting step for the expansion of the domain name system in Australia using the best technology, the most innovative business models and the intellectual capacity of a global team of recognized experts,” commented Williams.

“We approached the Sedari team to complement our technical expertise with strong project management skills and detailed ICANN knowledge. Together, we will work with the stakeholders and governments to pave the way for a flourishing digital economy,” added Andrew Douglas, the consortium’s project manager and Chief Operations Officer at Cloud Registry.  Cloud Registry has a strong foothold in the Asia Pacific new gTLD market, and has worked with Sedari on all the technical aspects of the ICANN requirements.

CoCCA’s CEO Garth Miller provided the important name distribution and long term operational experience for the consortium.

“CoCCA’s experience working with governments, public administrations and country code administrators is invaluable to the consortium, said Miller. “CoCCA has developed, over more than a decade of operations, robust systems that work all over the world.”