SOURCE: CentralNic, Ltd.
May 03, 2007 06:05 ET
Los Angeles Has Its Own Domain Name
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2007 -- LA Names and CentralNic, Ltd. have
completed the transfer of the .LA domain name to the CentralNic system. Dot
LA has been available as the domain name designation for Los Angeles since
2001 and is now available on a wide scale. This means that businesses and
organizations can now register domains like "MyBusiness.LA" or "MyName.LA."
CentralNic CEO Dan Schindler stated, "We're delighted to be working with LA
Names. Especially since we have recently opened our U.S. branch office in
the Los Angeles area. The Dot LA domain name presents a great opportunity
for businesses and other entities interested in marketing their products,
ideas, or services in Los Angeles to create their own LA identity."
LA Names CEO Raedene McGary stated, "We chose CentralNic due to their
flexibility and knowledge of the domain name landscape. We are very
optimistic that .LA has a great future."
Although the .LA domain name is most popular for Los Angeles businesses, it
is offered by resellers all over the world. One of .LA's top selling
registrars, Key Systems, is actually located in Germany, where domain name
registrations are very popular. "We have promoted .LA for many years and
the migration to CentralNic has gone exceptionally well," said Thorsten
Smeets, International Business Manager at Key Systems.
CentralNic recently performed a complete upgrade of its registry system.
This was a complex and detailed undertaking but was accomplished flawlessly
over a period of over six months. The CTO of CentralNic, Gavin Brown,
managed the task and, in the process, completely updated CentralNic's
technology to the latest industry standards. He stated, "CentralNic
believes in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to standards and
protocols in the Domain Name Business. It's not uncommon for us to have the
newest standards in place way ahead of time. That's just the way we do
Registering a .LA domain name only costs $50.00 per year and can be
purchased from most domain registrars. The domain works exactly the same as
a .com or .net web address and gives registrants a specific Los Angeles
identity. For more information point your Internet browser to WWW.LA.
Founded in 1995, CentralNic is a global domain name registry helping
Internet users establish new and distinctive domain names with regional and
country-specific identities. CentralNic's registry operates a portfolio of
over 20 distinctive domain names.
About LA Names
LA Names Corporation has been granted responsibility for operating the .LA
top level domain by the Government of Laos. Based in Guernsey, LA Names is
committed to spreading awareness of the .LA TLD to the residents of Los
Angeles, and to the world at large.