Afilias claims that the change of ownership has little practical impact on registrar customers and none on registrants.
Afilias has been the registry services provider for .GLOBAL since it was delegated in 2014, so there will be no transition from another provider and no interruption of service to end users. Some paperwork will need to be updated, and Afilias will provide support for the administrative changes.
“Afilias is pleased to acquire another successful TLD,” said Hal Lubsen, Chief Executive Officer of Afilias. He added: “Rolf Larsen and his team have done a great job building .GLOBAL to the success it is today, and Afilias looks forward to continuing to work with our registrar partners to expand the franchise. Many website owners want to give their message a global appeal, and a .GLOBAL address is, by definition, a great platform.”
“We are glad that Afilias is taking over .GLOBAL,”said Rolf Larsen, Chief Executive Officer of Dot Global Domain Registry Limited. “As our technical partner from inception, Afilias has the scale, organization and financial resources to enable .GLOBAL to reach its full potential” he continued. “We are working closely together to minimize the impact of this change on our customers.”
Says something when 50,000 registrations gets called “one of the most successful new TLDs from ICANN’s 2012 DNS expansion program.”.
I wonder what was paid for this tld initially?