Ken Hansen of Neustar and .NYC joins Michele and Conn for this week’s podcast. With over 20 years of Internet and telecom, sales, marketing and business development experience, Ken led the business development efforts that resulted in Neustar’s entry into the registry business, the award of dot-biz by ICANN and the Department of Commerce selection of Neustar to operate and administer the dot-us TLD.
As Ken explains, Neustar are involved with about 350 applications for new generic Top Level Domains in the current ICANN process. Ken’s special duty is as general manager of .NYC, the new top level domain for the City that Never Sleeps! Neustar will administer the domain on behalf of the City of New York. As Ken explains, the .nyc domains could be available from as early as October, initially for city-affiliated entities, with later Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability phases coming in 2014.
Ken Hansen has over 20 years of Internet and telecom, sales, marketing and business development experience, and has been in the domain name industry full-time for more than a decade. He’s also involved with a non-profit project called HelpThemHear.Org which is working to provide hearing aids to people worldwide who cannot afford them.
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