Interview: RegistryPro president Karim Jiwani on the challenges of growing a restricted gTLD

Kevin Murphy
January 19, 2013
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Karim Jiwani worked at Afilias from 2002 as managing director, EMEA, until May 2011, when he was hired as CEO of .pro registry manager RegistryPro.

Karim JiwaniIn early 2012, after RegistryPro owner Hostway Corp identified the registry as non-core to its business, Jiwani negotiated the sale of the unit to Afilias. He continues to work as president of the RegistryPro business as part of the Afilias stable.

He spoke to DI PRO in early January 2013, the one-year anniversary of the acquisition, to frankly discuss the challenges of running a restricted gTLD registry, dealing with abuse, preparing for new gTLD competitors, and, in light of a 100% increase in .pro domains under management in just 12 months, how restrictions do not have to hinder growth.

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