Media Release: Corporate domain name specialist strengthens senior team

THE Edinburgh-based ICANN accredited domain name registrar and internet intellectual property consultancy, Demys, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of a globally-recognised internet policy practitioner, and the promotion of an online intellectual property adviser.

Demys specialises in domain name management and online brand protection for UK corporates.

Begins a spokesperson: “The official supplier of intellectual property and domain name management to the London 2012 Games, their expertise is in marketing, information technology and intellectual property. They help clients to protect and manage their online presence and assets.”

Gordon Dick joins the company as chief technology officer and will be responsible for the delivery of all technical support offered by Demys to many of Britain’s best-loved brands, such as Bentley Motors, Crown Paints, ITN and Morrisons’ supermarkets.

Gordon has nearly 20 years’ experience in internet marketing, domain name management and internet regulation.

Prior to joining Demys, Gordon spent six years as a board member of Nominet – the private, public purpose company which manages the .uk domain names for more than ten million UK websites.

Tim Brown has been promoted to the position of director of equity services and is responsible for advising on internet IP issues to FTSE 100 companies and global brands.

Tim’s role is particularly significant due to the changing landscape of internet policy. ICANN, the Californian-based not-for-profit organisation is currently reviewing more than 1,930 submissions for new, top-level domain names which could radically change the way companies, organisations and countries engage with the internet.

Andrew Lothian, Demys’ chief executive, said the appointment and senior promotion will provide clients with further support as the development of the internet enters a new phase: “Any organisation which has an online presence needs to be aware of some of the global developments taking place in the area of top level domain names.

“There could be fundamental changes to the way they do business or conduct their affairs, be that in the regulatory framework or the opening up of the domain name landscape which could change the way people use the internet.

“We have strengthened the team with Gordon’s appointment and Tim’s senior promotion, to deliver a range of services and advice which will help our clients address these issues. Together, they have more than 30 years’ experience in professional domain name management.”

Adds the spokesperson: “Demys is one of only two companies in Scotland to be recognised by ICANN (the Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers) – the California-based not-for-profit organisation which co-ordinates and manages all global internet domain names and internet protocol. This accreditation allows Demys to register and manage generic top level domain names for their clients.”

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