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Sedari and NCC launch programme to assist new registry operators

Sedari logo[news release] NCC Group, the world’s largest software and data escrow company, and Sedari, a consulting and technology company focusing on top-level domains, today announce a programme to assist prospective Registry Operators with the application and management of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Under the terms of this agreement, NCC Group will refer prospective registry operators to Sedari for consulting, and Sedari will refer prospective operators to NCC for data escrow and IT assurance services.

As part of ICANN’s new domain name process, applicants must demonstrate how they will satisfy many different accreditation criteria. One critical requirement is to establish daily transfers of domain registration data to a reputable data escrow agent such as NCC Group. Data escrow is one of the five critical functions necessary to ensure continuity of operation in the event of a physical, technical, or business failure.

Liz Williams, CEO at Sedari said, “ICANN’s data escrow requirement means that prospective registries have to find a provider with quality and reliability. We were therefore delighted to partner with NCC Group, as they presented a good combination of operational flexibility, technical expertise, and an easy to understand fee schedule. What we really liked was that their professional and pragmatic approach mirrors ours.”

Tom Scopazzi, registry services manager at NCC Group, added, “Sedari is a great source of new clients for us. In a short time Sedari has shown themselves to be fleet of foot in establishing a global client base. Their current client list encompasses blue-chip corporates, city names and enticing generic names.”

About the ICANN new domain name process
Since 1998, ICANN has helped to control and manage the Internet’s naming system. A part of ICANN’s mission is to foster innovation, and this led to the expansion of the original seven TLD registries to the 22 that are currently available. Most recently, ICANN has announced a new unlimited round starting 12 January 2012. This innovative programme is expecting to lead to hundreds of new registries.

About Sedari
Sedari is a consulting and technology company focusing on TLD operations for applicants who want to run their own registry. Sedari guides new TLD applicants through the entire continuum of ICANN’s application process and, most importantly, provides a robust fully outsourced Registry Services Management Platform to help string owners run their top-level domains over the long term.

About NCC GROUP
NCC Group provides 45,000 organizations worldwide with IT assurance through escrow, verification, security & software testing, audit and website performance solutions. NCC Group is the only data escrow provider able to draw on market-leading technical expertise and ensure that Registry Data Escrow is stored under the highest levels of security at all times. Through these services NCC Group gives customers the confidence that their business critical information, systems, networks, websites & software are protected, secure, compliant and effective. The group has major operations in Europe and North America.