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Press release from WorldNames, Inc. and .SE (The internet Infrastructure Foundation)
January 9, 2013

WorldNames, Inc. selects .SE to assume responsibility for registry services of .nu

WorldNames, Inc., the registry operator and manager for the .nu top level domain since 1998, has selected .SE (The internet Infrastructure Foundation), to operate .nu domain's registry services, including administration and technical operations. The change will not affect holders of .nu domains.

WorldNames will continue to operate its retail domain name registration services at NuNames.nu, which is one of Sweden’s two largest .nu Registrars, according to WorldNames.

”WorldNames reviewed proposals from several established operators of top level domain name Registries over the past several months,” said J. William Semich, WorldNames’ founder and CEO. ”We selected .SE because of its highly proficient and trustworthy technical infrastructure and its dominant presence in the Nordic markets for domain names, particularly in Sweden, which has been the primary market for .nu domains over the past 15 years. Most of the large Registrars in Sweden also have longstanding relationships both with WorldNames and with .SE, which will make for a smooth and straightforward transition.”

The agreement with WorldNames solely means that .SE is responsible for the operation and administration of the .nu top-level domain. The relationship between ICANN (internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and The IUSN Foundation as the delegated manager for the .nu top level domain will remain unchanged.

”I’m both proud and happy that .SE has been given the trust to operate the registry services for .nu, which we will manage with great care. In the nearest future, we will spend our time and resources in preparing for the transition in collaboration with WorldNames and our registrars. Naturally, we will ensure that those involved will get all the information and support necessary,” said Danny Aerts, CEO of .SE.

The date for the transition is not yet determined. More information will follow in early 2013.

For more information, please contact:

J. William Semich, CEO of WorldNames, Inc.
Phone +1 508 359 5600 ext. 110
Email: bill@nic.nu

Danny Aerts, CEO of .SE
Phone: +46 709 90 54 89
Email: danny.aerts@iis.se

Maria Ekelund, Head of Communications
Phone: + 46 70 777 44 87
Email: maria.ekelund@iis.se

About WorldNames, Inc.

WorldNames Inc., a US-based private company with operations located in the US, Sweden and Northern Europe, makes a business of registering internet domains and web addresses through its flagship product, the .NU domain, at www.nunames.nu. Since its beginnings in 1998, WorldNames Inc. has continued to be recognized as a secure, technically proficient and innovative company with long-standing participation in the internet’s leading technical and policy-shaping bodies.

About .SE

.SE (The internet Infrastructure Foundation) is an independent public-service organization that acts to promote the positive development of the internet in Sweden. .SE is responsible for the internet’s Swedish top-level domain, .se, encompassing domain-name registration, and the administration and technical operation of the national domain name registry. Proceeds from domain-name registrations are used to finance initiatives that promote the development of the internet in Sweden, through proprietary operations and the financing of independent projects. www.iis.se