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Four more ICANN 40 sponsors revealed

Kevin Murphy, February 3, 2011, 17:24:23 (UTC), Domain Policy

Iron Mountain, IronDNS, RegistryPro and the Public Interest Registry have added their names to the list of companies prepared to fork out big bucks to sponsor ICANN’s San Francisco meeting.

That brings the total number of ICANN 40 sponsors revealed so far to five, after VeriSign’s unprecedented $500,000 “Diamond” deal.

The new sponsors have splashed out more modest fees. Of the six tiers of sponsorship available, all four have opted for least expensive two.

Iron Mountain, IronDNS and RegistryPro have all chosen the same tiers as they have before, but they are likely paying more since ICANN has doubled its list prices since last year.

Meanwhile, .org manager PIR has downgraded to a $25,000 “Silver” package, having been a “Gold” sponsor at the Cartagena meeting.

The deadline for signing sponsorship deals and handing over artwork is February 15.

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Comments (2)

  1. Michele says:

    There’s been quite a bit of discussion about the price hike.

    One downside to it is that you’re less likely to see smaller organisations getting profile ..

    I don’t feel overly sorry / sympathetic to the “big boys” though 🙂

  2. United Domains is going to be a Silver Sponsor of ICANN 40.

    Florian Huber

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