Domain Name Industry Consulting

Successful Domain Name Registries require much more than just great technology and every Top Level Domain has its own unique requirements.

TLD Vision™ ARI Registry Services' three phase proprietary consulting methodology encompasses all aspects of planning, building and managing world-class Domain Name Registry Systems and all associated services, including DNS. Our consulting methodology includes three distinct phases of work:

  • TLD Insight™ - Discovery, Requirements Gathering and Objective Setting
  • TLD Architect™ - Situation Analysis, Project Scope, Specification and Design
  • TLD Build and Deploy™ - Process and Policy Development, Implementation and Go Live

Throughout the TLD Vision™ process, ARI can assist clients through the following areas of work:

ICANN application assistance

Registry Solutions and Deployment

  • Thorough evaluation of current environment
  • Unbiased assessment of appropriate Registry Model
  • Implementation plans including migration from legacy systems

Registry Technical Operations

  • Internal structure analysis
  • Staff technical capabilities assessments
  • Identification of skills shortages and assistance with recruitment
  • Comprehensive training for Registry systems

Marketing Strategies

  • Assessment of marketplace and target customer base
  • Development of TLD initiatives
  • Execution of TLD marketing campaigns
  • Design and implementation of education and awareness programs

Operational Advice

  • Recommended industry structure
  • TLD management structure
  • Staffing requirements and structure
  • Staff training and development
  • Stakeholder structure

Administrative Advice

  • Registrar and Reseller arrangements
  • Communication requirements
  • Accounting and finance
  • Reporting mechanisms

Namespace Policy Development

  • Evaluation of requirements
  • General Policies with suggested content

Rights Protection Mechanism (RPM)

  • Policy development, execution and management
    • Sunrise Period
    • Landrush Period
    • IP Claims
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Auctions

Whether you are a new gTLD applicant, a ccTLD Registry manager or a Regulatory agency, and regardless of whether you are only in the early planning stages or are long-established, ARI has the skills and experience to help you achieve your objectives.