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Instra Corporation Goes Live for .CM Domains

MELBOURNE, October 15th 2008

NETCOM.cm Sarl (NETCOM), the .CM Cameroon Domain Registry officially announced .CM Sunrise Period kicks off at 10:00am, 15 Oct 2008 (UTC). As the very first registrar and the exclusive Validation Agent for .CM Sunrise Applications, Instra Corporation (Instra) again demonstrated to the world its strength in leading country code top level domain (ccTLD) names industry.

Mr. Moustapha Saya Kaigama, president of NETCOM personally sent Instra his gratefulness for the significant contributions NETCOM has received from Instra in the past year. Mr. Kaigama commented, Without the tireless work put in by our partners, this launch would not be possible. We are pleased to have Instra as our Sunrise Validation Agent and registrar. NETCOM is devoted to providing excellence in its Registry services, and we expect Instra to provide an excellent Cameroon domain experience as well.

.CM Sunrise Period will take place between 15 October and 31 October 2008 offering the first-mover advantage to trademark holders throughout the world. 2 nd level registrations such as .COM.CM, .NET.CM and .CO.CM will be available during the Sunrise Period. General registrations on a first-come-first-served basis will begin on 15 November 2008.

We expect a huge demand from trademark and brand owners given the similarity to the .CM, the Number 1 Global Top Level Domain and .CN, the Number 1 Country Code Top Level Domain. Although with registrations taking place at the 2 nd level, the confusion would be slightly minimized. said Tony Lentino, CEO of Instra. Instra endeavors to inform its corporate clients especially trademark and brand owners about the importance of .CM.

Chloe Li, spokesperson for Instra, is pleased to announce, "Instra is working with NETCOM to aggressively market .CM on a global scale. As the registrar, we have been accepting .CM pre-registrations for both Sunrise and General Registration to enable all of our customers the first-time entry into .CM extension. Our robust system is on standby to ensure a success of the submission of all Sunrise Applications. As the Validation Agent, Instra has formed a dedicated team to exclusively work with NETCOM to enforce the transparency and fairness throughout the whole validation process.

For more information about.CM domain name registration, please visit: http://www.instra.com/

 

 


 

Instra links ENUM Convergence to .tel Domain

MELBOURNE, October 7th 2008

Instra Corporation, a global domain provider, is prepared to accept pre-registration of the new communications-focused .tel top level domain (TLD) worldwide commencing in Dec 2008.

The .tel enables the owner to store, update and publish contact information, web links and keywords directly on the Internet under a unique domain name. Simple, fast and accessible from any device, .tel provides a new internet standard for businesses and individuals to take full control over how and where people reach them.

"Instra acknowledges the importance and the potential impact of live directory services via the Internet as one of the pioneer registrars of .tel. This is the next step for the convergence of Telephone services and the Internet." said Tony Lentino, CEO of Instra. The .tel namespace also compliments Instras upcoming PhNUM offering, where users can easily obtain and manage business communications via ENUM convergence technologies." Instra endeavors to inform its corporate clients about the importance and benefits of .tel.

Justin Hayward, Communications Director at Telnic Limited, the registry operator for .tel, added: Were delighted to add world class registrars like Instra Corporation to the growing number of organizations that are realizing the potential impact that the .tel will have on internet-based communications and directory services. The ease of use and rich functionality of the .tel publishing platform will open up new markets and opportunities for developers, customers and Instra.

Chloe Li, spokesperson for Instra Corporation, is pleased to announce, "Instra is currently working with Telnic to market .tel on a global scale. We will start accepting .tel applications from customers around the world in due course."

Instra Corporation is an international registrar and provides an extensive range of over 200 country code Top Level Domain name extensions across Europe, America, and the Asia Pacific regions.

 

 


 

Instra - The Winning Registrar of the 100,000th .SG Domain Name

SINGAPORE, September 19th 2008

SGNIC is pleased to announce that the registrant of the 100,000th domain name has been identified. The lucky winner is Mr Daniel Neves who registered the name metropolle.sg. The corresponding serving registrar would be Instra Corporation Pte Ltd.

 


Arab Emirates Domain Name Price Slashed at Instra and Open to All

MELBOURNE, August 2nd 2008

Instra Corporation, a world leading domain provider, is proud to be one of the first registrars accredited with the .ae Domain Administration (aeDA), the new registry operator of the .AE domain namespace.

aeDA has officially announced 3rd Aug 2008 as the official launch date of their Registry-Registrar Domain Name System, offering the ultimate first-mover advantage for e-business opportunities in Dubai to the whole world.

Nadya Al Jassmi, the Registrar Liaison Manager of aeDA said, "Our new Registry-Registrar System signifies the administration's move to embark on an initiative to promote the widespread usage of the .AE branding on a global scale. Instra Corporation has played a significant part in contributing to .AE name space in the past and has always been an avid supporter of aeDA to help launch its new system."

As a pioneer in .aeDA registrar program, Instra endeavors to inform corporate clients the critical position of .AE names in Middle East e-commerce market. "The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as a leading commercial hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure and a world class business environment. UAE is in the perfect logical position for businesses to expand in Middle East given its strategic location." -- Tony Lentino, CEO of Instra.

Chloe Li, spokesperson for Instra Corporation, is pleased to announce, "To celebrate our .AE accreditation, Instra will be offering the .AE names at a special introductory price of AED 110 (approximately USD 30) for a limited time only. We have started accepting .AE applications from customers throughout the world."

Covering up to 200 domain name extensions, Instra Corporation provides an extensive range of ccTLD domain names across Europe, America, and the Asia Pacific regions.

For further information, please visit: www.instra.com.sg

 


Instra Corporation becomes a .ME Accredited Registrar

MELBOURNE, May 23rd 2008

Instra Corporation, a world leading domain provider is proud to announce its recent .ME Registrar accreditation.

The launch of the .ME name space will expand the markets of all Southern European nations. The Government of Montenegro recognizes the potential worldwide appeal that .ME has, and has decided it should be operated as a generic name space to gain the maximum benefit for Montenegro.

Marcus Daniele, Instra Corporations Business Development Team member states, "Europe plays a major key of operations for Instra and our furture developments. We already extensively cover European domain names, and this will be another ccTLD that we can proudly add to our list of availiable domain names".

Instra Corporations provides an extensive range of ccTLD domain names across Europe, America, and the Asia Pacific regions.


About Instra

Instra Corporation is a worldwide player in the Domain Name and ENUM industry, with its head office in Melbourne, and sub-branches across America, Europe, and Asia. Instra Corporation is a pioneer of developing convergence technologies for local presence services.

Convergence. It is more than just a domain. For more information about Instra Corporation and Europe Registry, please visit:
http://www.europeregistry.com/

 


Instra Corporation Proudly becomes a SGNIC Accredited Registrar for Singapore Domains

MELBOURNE, February 29th 2008

Instra Corporation, Asia Pacifics leading Domain Name and ENUM Registrar, is proud to announce its expansion into Singapore, with the successful launch of its Singapore operations, along with its recent registrar accreditation with SGNIC (Singapore Network Information Centre Pte Ltd), the Domain Name Registry in Singapore.

Phillip Parker, Instras Business Development Manager said, Singapore is a natural market for us, neighboring our headquarters in Melbourne Australia. Singapore is a hub for E-Commerce within the Asia Pacific region. We are proud to establish our Singaporean identity and be one of the few foreign registrars to receive this accreditation from SGNIC.

Lim Choon Sai, General Manager of SGNIC commented, We are pleased to welcome Instra Corporation as our newest registrar. SGNIC is committed to providing excellence in its Registry services, and we expect Instra Corporation to provide a high quality Singapore Domain Experience as well. With the launch of .ASIA, and the recent boom of Asian Domain Names, Singapore is a central part of Asia, and Instra Corporation is well positioned to protect domain name holders with registrations of this key country code.

Tony Lentino, Instras CEO views Singapore as a strategic move for operations. Tony said, With the focus on ASIAN domain markets, Singapore is another leg into the Asian business sector for us. We have great plans for 2008, and our recent expansion into Singapore has been an integral part of this plan.

Instra handles all leading Far East domains, including China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

For more information about Instra, please visit: www.instra.com.sg

 


Instra Corporation Ready for .ASIA Landrush

MELBOURNE, February 19th 2008

Instra Corporation, a world wide leading Domain Name registrar, is ready for the launch of the .ASIA Landrush scheduled on 20th February 2008, the world's first domain name extension for the Asia Pacific Region.

Leona Chen, spokesperson for the DotASIA Organization anticipates a Huge Landrush. Leona comments, "We are ready for something big. All of our people and systems are in place, and we look forward to the commencement of the .ASIA Landrush."

With already 30,780 .ASIA domains submitted during the Sunrise Period, the Landrush is anticipated to be massive, with domain registrars globally submitting hundreds of thousands of .ASIA domain names. Duplicate Domain names submitted during the Landrush stage will go into a live domain name auction.

Chloe Li, Director of Operations for Instra Corporation, commented, "Today is a special day for us. We have worked hard for this moment, and we believe .ASIA will become a world leading domain name. We are pleased to see that the Asia Pacific region finally gets its own unique online identity."

The scope of .ASIA TLD has been defined by ICANN, and includes over 70 countries, with coverage from the Middle East, to the Far East and Oceania regions. Applications will only be considered from organizations officially registered in one or more of these countries. Instra Corporation will provide a Local Address for clients outside of the Asia region, such as for applicants that are located in America, Europe, or Africa.

Phillip Parker from Instra Corporation said, "It's an important time for corporations around the world, especially with trademark and brand infringement occurring on mammoth proportions. It is imperative that these corporate brands protect their name in the .ASIA name space."

Following the successful European .EU domain launch in 2006, .ASIA is the next geographic region Top Level Domain to be introduced.

.ASIA domain names can be registered online at: Instra.com

Additional details about .ASIA domain name can be found online at: DotAsia.org

 


Instra Corporation becomes a proud member of INTA

MELBOURNE, January 2008

Instra Corporation, a Global Domain Name Registrar, has recently became a proud member of The International Trademark Association (INTA).

INTA is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property, with elements of fair and effective national and international commerce.

Tony Lentino, the founding member and CEO of Instra Corporation comments, We feel honored to be a part of such a distinguished organization that both protects and educates its privileged members.

With a growing presence in the internet world, Instra Corporation is making sure it reaches every corner of the world with the best internet solutions possible for its ever expanding client base.

INTA will play a significant role for us in the development of our convergence technologies. We are excited about providing the best possible advice to our clients in terms of the future direction of domain names and trademark protection said Tony Lentino.

Voted as 2006s Best performing new service partner (overseas) for the Hong Kong domain registry HKDNR (.hk) Instra Corporation knows that its clients deserve more in the growing world of the Internet.

For this reason, we have become more involved with the likes of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and other leading industry forums. Instra Corporations well versed staff have high expectations this year, and believe that our affiliation with INTA will add value to the service we provide to our clients.

Instra Corporation represents some of the worlds largest brands in Global Accreditation and Corporate Domain Name Management, making this new membership that much more important. Instra can now assist their clients in recovering domain names through consulting services in their extensive network. Instras team of legal experts are well-versed in the area of global domain name dispute policies.
 


Instra concludes Australian ENUM trial

MELBOURNE, June 6th 2007

Instra Corporation Pty Ltd has concluded the Australian ENUM trial. Since June 2005, Instra has been one of the only two Tier-2 Registrars participating in the Australian ENUM trial. Instra offered ENUM Registration services through the Registration Portal which can be found online at:

http://www.enumregistry.com.

Instra participated in the Australian ENUM Discussion Group (AEDG), which shaped the trial from its early stages.

Instra was a major contributor to AEDG. They were involved in making technical recommendations, but also contributed to multiple policy and regulatory documents, such as the Authentication and Validation of ENUM.

The ENUM trial has officially ended today after a trial period of 24 month. During this time, Instra registered more than one hundred ENUMs.

The Australian ENUM Day, which was held in November 2006 in Sydney, was launched to promote public aware of ENUM technologies. Instra demonstrated the power of ENUM using its trademarked service PhNUM.

Instra was part of the AEDG Report committee, which prepared a comprehensive final report about the Australian ENUM trial, which is available on the ACMA ENUM Website.

More details about ENUM, the trial and the final report are available at:
http://www.enumregistry.com

Further enquiries can be directed to: enum@instra.com

 


Asia Domain Names Set to Explode as Instra Corporation Goes 'Chinese'

Melbourne, March 9th 2007

- Instra's Asia Registry Website Offers Both English and Chinese language versions

- HKDNR Names Instra Corporation the Best Performing New Service Partner 2006

- Chinese Character Domain Names (IDNs) Will Lead to Astronomical Growth in Chinese Domain Names

- Instra Also Sees Massive Growth for the New '.ASIA' Domain - a Repeat of the 2005/6 '.Eu' Explosion. The.ASIA Domain was Announced by ICANN Last December

Instra Corporation, Australia's leading Domain Name and ENUM Registrar, has been named by HKDNR, the Hong-Kong Domain Name Registry, as their Best Performing New Service Partner 2006 (Overseas).



Phillip Parker, Instra's Business Development Manager, accepted the award from Mr. Jonathan Shea, HKDNR's CEO at a ceremony held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong. Mr. Parker said "We recognise the importance of Hong Kong as a key gateway into China's rapidly expanding Domain Name market."

Mr. Shea took the opportunity of the Award Ceremony to launch the '.hk' Chinese Domain Name.

Claudia Chen, Head of Instra's Chinese language activities, announced the company's participation in the IDN development. "Chinese Character Domain Names (IDNs) will be based on the 45,000+ Chinese characters. We expect the '.hk' IDN to be the front runner of all Chinese IDN domain names until IDNs are implemented at the top level".

The ICANN Board approved the .ASIA top-level domain last December, and named the DotAsia organisation the responsible gTLD Registry. It is expected that .ASIA TLD will be launched within 6-9 months.. Details of the arrangements will be announced as they are announced.

The scope of the .ASIA TLD has been defined by ICANN as their Asia/Australia and Pacific Region. This includes over 70 countries and covers the Middle East, the Far East and Oceania. Applications will only be considered from organisations officially registered in one or more of these countries.

Tony Lentino, Instra's CEO, sees a great future for the '. hk', 'cn' and '. ASIA' domains; "We see the opportunity dwarfing the recent '.eu' launch, which produced over 2 Million Registrations in just 12 months''.

Instra's Asia Registry handles all leading Far East domains, including China (.cn and .hk) Korea, Japan Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. .For more information about Instra Corporation and Asia Registry, please visit the following websites

http://www.instra.com/
 


Instra Corporation Becomes An Accredited ENUM Registrar

Melbourne, May 17th 2005

Last week, Instra Corporation, the leading international Domain Registrar, was accredited by AusRegistry to provide ENUM registration services. ENUM, or Electronic Number Mapping, will be key to the operation of the Internet Telephone service.

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) chose AusRegistry International Pty Ltd to run the Australian trial of ENUM, linking data registry services for consumers who have registered their phone numbers.

ENUM provides a bridge between traditional phone networks and the Internet. Communications providers, businesses and consumers will find that ENUM makes Internet-based communications services accessible via a single number. This ENUM is converted to Internet addresses allowing end users to use their ENUM as a single point of contact for Voice over IP (VoIP), email and instant and voice messaging.

ACA Acting Chairman Allan Horsley said "The Australian trial is expected to run for a minimum of one year, and will be open to anybody interested in testing applications or services with ENUM". .ENUM trials have begun in Europe and Asia and a full commercial ENUM service was launched in Austria in late 2004." He continued "This new solution allows callers to contact people via Internet-based services using their exiting phone numbers."

Speaking for Instra Corporation, Tony Lentino added "We are very excited about this development. It's the next step for the convergence of Telephone and Internet services. Consumers will be able to use a single number for their telephone, fax, e-mail and messaging."

Intra Corporation is ideally placed to work with AusRegistry and other players in the Voip industry to prepare for ENUM. The company operates a global Internet domain name registrar, and is working closely with its European partners VoipGate S.A. to expand its Internet telephony operations to the Asia Pacific region. VoipGate S.A., based in Luxembourg, provides Internet Voice services in Europe.

ENUM also compliments Instra's PhNUM project, where users can easily obtain and manage geographic phone numbers, using a combination of Voip, ENUM and PSTN convergence technologies.

Companies and individuals will be able to register their ENUM domains for the Australian trial with Instra from June 8th, the official launch date for the Australian ENUM trial.

For further information, visit the Instra Corporation's ENUM website www.enumregistry.com, or contact Gene Wahrlich gwahrlich@instra.com.

 

 


New Website Launched!

To celebrate the the launch of our new website, Domain Directors has upsized all of our existing hosting plans! Our hosting customers now have up to 5 times the storage space for their website and email! If you aren't yet a Domain Directors hosting customer, stop missing out and sign up today!

In addition to the upsizes, we have several new hosting plans available. Firstly, the $99/yr Web Starter is geared for the small business just starting out online. It is perfect for a small website with up to 3 email addresses. Also included is a website creation wizard to make designing your website even easier!

The SOHO Plus plan is for small to medium businesses that require dynamic content such as form processing and credit card processing, allowing for powerful scripting languages such as Perl and PHP. At just $299/yr, it is the best value, fully-featured plan available!

 

First Registrar to become accredited in Australia and Germany!

You are now able to register your German .de domain names with Domain Directors! Our DENIC accreditation in Germany and Nominet in UK represent the two largest country code domains in the world, with over 7 million registrations in Germany, and 3 million in UK. This compliments our Australian and New Zealand accreditations, and gives you even more opportunity to represent your business on a global scale.

Take advantage of this by securing your .de and other European domain names through Domain Directors. Your customers will be impressed with your local presence, and will be confident that they are dealing with a truely international company, not just another dot com.

Register your European domain names before you miss out!

 

Domain Directors Expands into Europe

Domain Directors intends to become an accredited provider of eu domain names, when the registry launches later this year. To make sure you have the best possible chance of securing your .eu, Domain Directors offers a FREE .eu pre-registration service. You can choose as many .eu domain names as you like, and there is no obligation to register the domains when they become available.

To register .eu, apply online with our simple application form. It's that easy!

In view of the importance of these developments, Domain Directors has established a company in the UK to service the needs of our Australian and New Zealand customers with an interest in the EU. For more information about opportunities for your business in Europe, please contact Instra Corporation: support@instra.com