Architelos and Kurt Pritz join forces to serve TLD Market

Architelos Inc. and Kurt Pritz are pleased to announce a collaboration to provide advisory services to the new gTLDs applicants and registries.   Together, we share the same goal and approach, namely to understand our clients’ strategic objectives and translate them into the successful pursuit and operation of a top-level domain name registry.

While Architelos and Kurt will remain separate and independent, the collaboration will bring an unmatched depth of experience and breadth of services to new gTLD applicants, TLD registries and other DNS industry participants.  The impending expansion in the number of gTLDs will provide an opportunity for innovation and competition in the domain name and Internet identity space.   For many applicants and existing players, a key requirement for long-term success is securing trusted, independent guidance and services in the critical early stages of a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive industry.

Within the ICANN community, Kurt is best known for his long tenure at ICANN, most recently as Chief Strategy Officer, and also as the key executive responsible for the planning, development and launch of the new gTLD program.  Prior to ICANN, he led innovation efforts at Walt Disney Imagineering, implemented new aerospace technologies, and launched start-up operations.  Kurt holds as BS and MS in Physics, an MBA and a JD and is admitted to the California State Bar.  Please see his full bio.

Architelos was founded by DNS industry executives with over 30 years of experience, and a track record in building, launching and managing multi-million name gTLDs.  Architelos helps companies develop new TLD strategies, launch their top-level domain, and then manage the major functional areas of the registry such as abuse mitigation, finance and compliance systems.   Architelos has already launched NameSentry™, an abuse detection and mitigation service, and is preparing to launch other new products, including registry-tailored finance systems, as well as services for other key functional areas needed for launch.

Together, Kurt and the team at Architelos have a breadth and depth of domain name industry experience unmatched by any other service provider.   The team will initially focus on providing new gTLD applicants support to successfully pass ICANN’s evaluation processes, including: answers to Clarifying Questions, managing GAC advice, responding to objections, and navigating contentions.  The collaboration will leverage the Architelos executives’ registry and operations experience, to assist applicants with contract negotiations, launch planning, and front-office systems selection and integration.

To learn more about our services or schedule a consultation, please contact us at [email protected] or please submit your inquiry online.

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