Strengthens Executive Team to Drive Global Strategy for Advancing Domain Name Industry Awareness, Expanding Reach, and Increasing Membership Support
WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – March 8, 2016 – The Domain Name Association (The DNA), the Internet domain industry’s trade association, today announced the appointment of Roy M. Arbeit as its Executive Director, effective March 15. In this role, Mr. Arbeit will help drive domain name industry awareness globally for the association and increase membership support by engaging stakeholders to influence the continuing evolution and advancement of the industry. A non-profit organization, The DNA was established as an industry-led effort to advocate for the expanded use, universal acceptance, and trust of domain names by promoting best practices and sharing the value they provide as a primary tool for users to navigate the Internet.
“Roy was selected from among a robust pool of qualified candidates because of his significant expertise in driving membership success in industry trade associations,” said Adrian Kinderis, vice president of Corporate Development at Neustar and chairman of The DNA. “He is a strategic thinker and experienced team builder who will help us to accelerate our mission of making the importance, value, and utility of domain names more widely understood.”
Mr. Arbeit has over 20 years of experience in business marketing strategy positions and has been an integral member of strategic leadership teams for global business services organizations. Previously, he was Managing Director of Marketing and Sales at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in New York, a 140,000-member global professional organization. At ASME, Mr. Arbeit helped drive revenue growth and expansion into new markets, and he led the association’s digital strategy for greater impact, engagement, and global reach. He has held several high-level sales and marketing roles at other companies, including the American Arbitration Association, Ernst & Young, and Citibank.
“I’m excited to begin working with such high-caliber, industry-leading companies to develop a comprehensive global strategy for furthering The DNA’s mission and member activities,” said Mr. Arbeit. “With increasing interest in the domain name economy, the timing is right to raise the association’s profile and engage and extend its membership base to encourage the healthy growth of domains globally.”
About The DNA
The Domain Name Association (The DNA) is a non-profit business association that represents the interests of the domain name industry. It is independent and global in scope, and its membership is open to organizations involved in the provision, support, and sale of domain names, such as domain name registries, registrars, resellers, and registry service providers.
Executive members include Donuts, GoDaddy, Google, InterNetX GmbH, and Neustar, Inc., with current membership representing more than 47 established companies. The DNA’s mission is to promote the best interests of the domain name industry by advocating the use, adoption, and expansion of domain names as the primary tool for users to navigate the Internet. More information is available at www.thedna.org.