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#Neustar : The existing operating contract for dot .US has been extended for another 10 years

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Dot .US was the first ccTLD ever to be allocated.

Neustar announced that their existing contract with NTIA to operate the dot .US TLD has been extended for up to 10 years, until 2029.

Dot .US is the official ccTLD of the United States of America, and Neustar – a kind sponsor of DomainGang – sent us the news in a press release.

Said Lori Anne Wardi, Vice President of Registry Solutions at Neustar:

“I’m writing to share the good news that Neustar has been awarded the contract to continue operating the .US Top-Level Domain.

After 17 years’ partnership with U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), we’re proud to be playing a continued role in the future of the .US domain namespace.”

Dot .US was the first ccTLD to be allocated.

The full press release, titled “Neustar Selected to Continue Operating .US Top-Level Domain” follows:

STERLING, Va. – July 17, 2019 – Neustar®, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded the company the contract to continue operating the .US Top Level Domain (.US), the official country code domain of the United States, for up to 10 years, until 2029.

Neustar has successfully administered this critical internet infrastructure since 2001, when the Department of Commerce selected the company to launch and manage the .US domain. Like the United States itself, .US was built on the ideals of innovation and inclusion. Among the world’s most stable and secure domains, .US is the web address of choice for anyone with a dream to chase, idea to share, cause to champion, or business to promote. With more than two million domain names under management, .US will continue to be supported by Neustar’s award-winning infrastructure, team and experience, which is continually advancing from ongoing investment and product innovation.

“We are honored to continue our long-standing partnership with the NTIA, ensuring a high level of business confidence and continuity of stable, secure service for millions of .US stakeholders,” said Nicolai Bezsonoff, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Neustar’s Registry Solutions business unit. “We are committed to ensuring that the .US namespace continues to have the industry’s most robust infrastructure and cybersecurity defense, including the highest levels of performance, resilience and capacity. We will also continue to work closely with government and law enforcement agencies to combat domain abuse, such as phishing and the sale of illegal opioids online.”

Neustar is one of the world’s largest global registry providers, with industry-leading DNS services, DDoS mitigation and IP Intelligence capabilities. In addition to .US, Neustar serves as the registry partner of choice for Colombia’s .CO domain, India’s .IN domain and New York City’s .NYC domain, and provides registry and DNS services to hundreds of other top-level domains for countries, cities and world leading brands. Neustar continues to invest heavily to ensure its infrastructure stays ahead of the fast-changing demands of the internet, including multimillion dollar investments to build the largest DDoS mitigation platform in the world, featuring SiteProtect Next Generation, which has 11.8 Tbps of scrubbing capacity, and continual investment to enhance its global DNS constellation of 30 nodes.

“Neustar and the NTIA have had a long and rich partnership, building and growing the .US domain into an industry leader,” said Neustar President and CEO Charlie Gottdiener. “With this contract award, Neustar will proudly continue to provide exceptional service that strengthens and grows the legacy of the .US namespace as an engine for economic growth and innovation.”

About Neustar
Neustar, Inc. is a leading global information services provider driving the connected world forward with responsible identity resolution. As a company built on a foundation of Privacy by Design, Neustar is depended upon by the world’s largest corporations to help grow, guard and guide their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, locations and devices. Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions, empowers critical decisions across our clients’ enterprise needs. More information is available at www.home.neustar

Neustar Media Contact
Sheila S. Blackwell


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