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Applicant:ARI Registry Services
Plans to apply for its own name was revealed in an interview with .Nxt by its CEO Adrian Kinderis.
ARI Registry Services is acting as a consultant and back-end supplier for a large number of new gTLD applicants, and has been notable for being the most public and open about its plans.
Adrian Kinderis, CEO of Melbourne-based ARI Registry Services, says he expects his company to file more than 100 applications for top level domains by the time the ICANN application window closes in April.
Kinderis: A century
His prediction follows ARI's announcement that it has won the tender for dot-sydney, dot-melbourne and dot-victoria, and expects to sign more contracts over the next six weeks. "We're ramping up," he says. "We'd have liked the ramp up to be linear but that was a pipe dream and there's now a mad rush to the finish line."
The company signed 21 contracts in the first week after the application window opened but Kinderis says many large corporations had been holding back because of all the debate before the 12 January launch. "But once ICANN pulled the trigger they started mobilizing and now contracts are being signed." He says his company has lots of corporate clients such as StarHub in Singapore which recently announced it was using ARI.