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10|10|2012 11:28 am EDT

Donuts to use Architelos’ Namesentry

by Frank Michlick in Categories: new gTLDs, Up to the Minute

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Architelos, Inc., a domain name industry consulting and managed services provider and Donuts Inc., a registry for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), said today Donuts will adopt NameSentry, Architelos’ software-as-a-service platform for detecting and mitigating domain name abuse.

The patent-pending NameSentry application protects new gTLDs from phishing, malware, spam, botnets and other types of abuse. Already operational, it’s the first independent, third-party resource of its kind for the domain name industry.

“In our gTLD applications, we detailed eight new stringent mechanisms for protecting rights holders and combating potential abuse, protections that intentionally exceed those required by ICANN,” said Donuts co-founder and CEO Paul Stahura. “NameSentry gives us another set of tools to gather data and quickly mitigate any problems.”

Stahura said the system is impressive thanks to its range of capability and ease of implementation. “NameSentry gives us the additional benefit of Architelos’ experience in abuse prevention, ready to be put to use.

“We are thrilled to be selected by Donuts,” said Architelos founder and CEO Alexa Raad. “By adding NameSentry to their extensive set of protection mechanisms, Paul and his team are very clear that they won’t tolerate abuse. As the largest applicant by number of applied-for gTLDs, working with Donuts is a significant opportunity for Architelos to help ensure new namespace is safe for all users.”

About Donuts Inc.

Donuts is a domain name registry that is widening competition and choice in Internet identities through hundreds of new top-level domain name choices, securely operated in multiple languages and character sets. Donuts is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with offices in Los Angeles, Calif. and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.donuts.co or follow Donuts on Twitter @DonutsInc.

About Architelos, Inc.

Architelos, Inc. provides strategic consulting and managed services for clients in the Domain Name System (DNS). The Architelos team of executives is unique in having over 30 years of experience, and a track record in building, launching and managing multi-million name gTLDs. Clients include new as well as existing generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) and Country Code (ccTLD) registries. Architelos has locations in Leesburg, VA, Los Angeles (LA), Toronto and Dublin, as well as data centers in Toronto and LA. For more info follow Architelos on Twitter and Facebook.

[via Press Release]

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