LARKSPUR, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DotGreen Community, Inc. and Afilias are pleased to announce the partnerships supporting the .green Top Level Domain (TLD), the world's first TLD for the growing green economy, businesses, social and environmental initiatives.
DotGreen Community is a San Francisco Bay Area startup that provides Internet users the ability to promote green causes. Like the social movement it serves, .green is rapidly expanding into an organization with collaborative partners spanning the globe.
".green is a brand for growth and it will serve companies and registrants who have aligned their values with their customers," says Annalisa Roger, Founder and CEO of the DotGreen Community, Inc. "There's no better or easier way to draw attention to your sustainability efforts than a .green name on and offline."
Afilias, the world's second largest domain registry, will provide secure and trusted technical operations behind the .green domain names, allowing DotGreen Community, Inc. to deliver reliable registry services for the green community.
".green will operate on a world class registry system that is already linked to all of the leading registrars," said Hal Lubsen, Chief Executive Officer of Afilias Limited. "This will enable green supporters to register and activate their .green domains conveniently and efficiently. We are proud to serve this growing and diverse movement."
DotGreen brings additional partnerships with EarthShare, a federation comprised of the world's leading environmental and conservation charities; and The DotGreen Foundation, a California Non-profit, 501 (c)3 Public Charity. These organizations will work together to distribute a percentage of the proceeds collected from the sales of the .green domain names to programs that work towards the advancement of sustainability worldwide.
"Every .green domain name will increase the value of this unique partnership," explains Kal Stein, President and CEO of EarthShare. "Registering a .green name and visiting these new .green websites will be an action that businesses and the public can take on behalf of our planet. The fact that a portion of the registration revenue will be committed to supporting a healthy environment makes this TLD launch very special."
The .green TLD is as inclusive as the green economy it serves. With an open registration policy, it invites all those interested in showcasing their path to sustainability.
For more information, Sunrise and General Availability dates, visit nic.green
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Afilias is the world's second largest domain registry, with more than 20 million names under management. Afilias powers a greater variety of top-level domains than any other provider, and will soon support hundreds of new TLDs now preparing for launch. Afilias' specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and mobile Web services like goMobi® and DeviceAtlas®. For more information on Afilias services, visit www.afilias.info.
DotGreen Community, Inc., manages and markets the .green TLD in support of the green movement. The team recognizes the importance of community and works to support the growing shift to greener businesses and sustainable lifestyles. DotGreen has been involved and active on behalf of the green Internet user since 2007, including participating in ICANN's policy making. Visit nic.green for more information.
EarthShare is a national non-profit federation with more than 25 years of experience in connecting people and workplaces with effective ways to support critical environmental causes. Thanks to EarthShare supporters, more than $300 million has been raised for nearly 600 international, national and state-based charities that protect our air, land, water and wildlife. For more information, visit www.earthshare.org.
The DotGreen Foundation is a California based US tax exempt 501 (c)3 Public Charity focused on supporting global projects and education aimed at sustainability. DotGreen Foundation has partnered with both The DotGreen Community, Inc. and with EarthShare for trusted global distribution of the funds. For more information visit dotgreenfoundation.org.
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