DomainPeople Starts to Offer Second-level .NAME Registration Services

Vancouver, BC - January 14, 2004

DomainPeople, Inc., an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) accredited domain name registrar, announced today the successful launch of its new .NAME domain name registration services with the start of its live .NAME Second-level domain name registration services. Until now customers that wanted to register and secure a domain under the .NAME extension were only able to register third-level domains such as Starting today, customers are able to buy domain names long gone on e.g. .COM, and now register those names ending with the suffix .NAME. 

"This opening marks a significant event in the Internet domain name history," said Geir Rasmussen, Global Name Registry (GNR), chief executive officer. "On January 14th our namespace becomes structurally similar to .COM. We expect strong demand for the first hundreds of thousands of names that are taken everywhere else, like on .COM, .NET, .BIZ and .INFO. Basically, from being a special interest TLD, .NAME goes mainstream. Working with Verisign makes us confident that this launch will be technically smooth and successful." 

Interest for this new product has grown dramatically ever since GNR announced they will be taking .NAME mainstream by making it available at the second-level i.e. “”. Hundreds of thousands of extremely attractive names have become instantly available today. Now, for the last time in many years to come, your most desired name is available on a global top-level domain.

About DomainPeople, Inc.

DomainPeople ( is one of the oldest ICANN-accredited domain name registrars offering all the major domain extensions — .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .pro, .us, .ca, .co – and many others since 1999. DomainPeople also delivers reliable and secure hosting and email solutions to customers and resellers in more than 130 countries, and has registered more than a million domain names worldwide.

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About GNR Limited 

GNR Limited is the parent company of The Global Name Registry, Limited, which operates a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry that offers individuals around the world the opportunity to purchase a web address and email address in the form of their name, ending with the suffix .name. GNR Limited's investors include Carlyle Europe Venture Partners, L.P., Northzone Ventures AS, and Four Seasons Venture AS.