The Domain Name Association, or DNA, announced Monday that eight new organizations have joined its ranks, bringing its total number of members up to 30. The new members include Ireland's Afilias,
Australia's au Domain Administration Ltd., Columbia's CO Internet S.A.S., the U.S.'s Neustar, the U.K.'s Nominet, the U.A.E.'s Radix, The Netherlands' SIDN, and the U.S.'s Web.com Group. "This membership growth shows gratifying support for the DNA's mission at an exciting time for the industry, as hundreds of top level domain names are released to the public," said DNA
Executive Director Kurt Pritz, in a statement. "Our globally distributed and highly respected newest members will play a key role in fulfilling the DNA's objective to realize opportunities for the
industry and new value for Internet users."
Wakefield, Mass.-based DNA was established in 2013 to represent domain name businesses such as registries, registrars, resellers and
registry service providers. Founding members include Google, ARI Registry Services, Donuts, Go Daddy, Rightside and What Box.