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Industry leader joins group to provide public policy and advocacy voice for the Internet infrastructure industry
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), a group of global Internet infrastructure providers and technology firms who support the growth of the Internet, today introduced Afilias as its newest member. A global leader in advanced registry services, Afilias will be the first registry to join i2Coalition. The announcement comes at the start of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) conference in Beijing, where i2Coalition will rally support for the multistakeholder process of Internet governance.
"i2Coalition is thrilled to have Afilias, the world’s leading provider of technical solutions that make Internet addresses more accessible and useful, on our side as we fight for an open Internet and the environment of growth and innovation that it fosters," said Christian Dawson, i2Coalition co-founder and Board Chair. "Afilias will be the first registry to join i2Coalition, and we are excited to add their global expertise in the field of registry services to our ever-expanding alliance of industry-leading organizations."
i2Coalition is the principal voice and leading advocate for the Internet infrastructure industry, educating the general public about the Internet industry and working with lawmakers to help them understand how public policy might affect the free and open Internet. i2Coalition promotes market-driven standards and facilitates public policy, education and advocacy in an industry-unified voice. Members of i2Coalition will receive the support and tools they need to be heard in Washington and by their state and local officials.
"The Internet continues to grow at a blazing pace, supporting communications and careers for billions of people around the world," said Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Afilias. "And now, with the advent of hundreds of new generic Top-Level Domains about to go live, it is more important than ever to ensure global interoperability on both technical and regulatory levels. We embrace the mission of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition and, as a member, will work closely with other like-minded industry players towards an open Internet that works for everybody."
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation in America and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet's full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.
Afilias is a global provider of Internet infrastructure services that connect people to their data. Afilias’ reliable, secure, scalable, and globally available technology supports a wide range of applications including Internet domain registry services and Managed DNS. For more information on Afilias, visit http://www.afilias.info.