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Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (“TLDH” or the “Company”): Peter Dengate Thrush Appointed as Chairman

LONDON July 18, 2011


( " gTLD " ) Peter Dengate Thrush ICANN June 2011

Antony Van Couvering

"Peter will be an outstanding asset to TLDH. Peter and I have worked together as ICANN participants since its inception, and I am very pleased to welcome him as our Executive Chairman. Peter championed successfully the approval of the new gTLD programme at the highest levels and with Peter on board I have every confidence we will achieve the same success at TLDH. I can’t think of a better addition to our team – Peter is a superstar in our field, and we are delighted to have him at the helm."

Peter Dengate Thrush

"I am delighted to be welcomed to this first-class team, which has had an extensive and productive involvement with the new gTLD programme and which has stood out as innovative, bold, and effective.  New gTLDs represent a major opportunity for the Company and its investors, for TLD applicants and for the Internet community, and I welcome the chance to make a contribution."

"The new gTLD programme is a very significant evolution in how we understand and navigate the Internet and as a result, the creation of every web site will involve a real choice of top-level domain, and every email sent will reinforce that choice.  I am delighted to join a company that understands that opportunity."

Former Chairman of TLDH Fred Krueger said:

"Peter has unparalleled experience, universal respect, a history of success, and is well known to customers and our investors.  We are excited about the potential for the development of the Company under his leadership."

Mr Dengate Thrush has been actively involved in international policy development and governance of the Internet since 1995 and is a regular media commentator on Internet issues. Peter is a past Chairman of InternetNZ and past Chairman of the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association. A barrister and registered patent attorney specialising in intellectual property matters, Peter is Vice Chairman of the New Zealand Electricity Rulings Panel and a member of the New Zealand Copyright Tribunal.

Following these Board changes the composition of the Board of the Company is as follows:

  • Peter Dengate Thrush
  • Antony Van Couvering
  • Fred Krueger
  • Guy Elliott
  • David de Jongh Weill
  • Clark Landry
  • Michael Mendelson

Further information

Peter Charles Dengate Thrush

      Current Directorships:  Former Directorship / Partnership:      BrainFuel Limited       Worldwide Alliance of ccTLDs Limited                             Bluejeans and Moonbeams Limited (formerly                               Observatory Crest Digital Limited                             Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and                               Numbers 

Peter Dengate Thrush Peter Dengate Thrush 15 July 2014

There are no further details in relation to the above appointment which require disclosure under paragraph (g) (iii) to (viii) of Schedule 2 to the AIM Rules.

About Top Level Domain Holdings Limited,

Top Level Domain Holding is a publicly traded holding company listed on the London AIM market. The company is focused on the new top-level domain space. Top-level domains, such as .com, run by VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), and .biz, run by NeuStar (NYSE: NSR), are regulated by ICANN. ICANN has announced plans to expand the number of top-level domains. TLDH intends to make targeted investments in this space, focusing on both infrastructure technologies and specific top-level domains.

About Minds + Machines,

Minds + Machines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Top Level Domain Holdings, Ltd.   Minds + Machines provides registry services for operators of existing operators of generic and country specific top level domains ( gTLDs and ccTLDs). With experience in launching over 20 top-level domains, and able to deploy the most widely used registry platform in the world, Minds + Machines helps new gTLDs applicants simplify the process of starting a new top level domain.  The company offers flat-rate pricing, assistance with ICANN applications, launch strategy, and technical services for launching new top-level domains for entrepreneurs, cities and brands. Minds + Machines is currently working with groups that include those bidding for .mumbai, .radio, .eco, .nyc and .gay.

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