101Domain acquired by Afilias

101domainI received an email from Wolfgang Reile
President & CEO of 101Domain announcing that they have been acquired by Afilias and that he will be stepping down from his roles.

Here’s the text of the email:

This month marks an exciting time in the history of 101domain. I am excited to announce that 101domain, Inc. has recently been acquired by Afilias, plc, the world’s second largest Internet domain name registry. With more than 20 million names under management including new domain name extensions and country code domain names, Afilias brings years of expertise and success in the domain name industry together with 101domain’s proven track record as a leading global domain registrar.

Going forward, as a 101domain customer, you can continue to expect the high level of service and leading-edge technologies from 101domain as your trusted global domain name registrar. I will be stepping down as President and CEO. With the acquisition, my long-term COO/CFO, Anthony M. Beltran, will be leading our operations going forward along with our seasoned management team and growing and dedicated staff.

Future expansion plans include continued expansion into additional international territories with additional language and geographical support around the world as well as 24-hour support coming soon through our Southern California and new Dublin, Ireland offices. On top of this, expect new products and services to roll out in 2016.

During the next few weeks, we will be taking care of some corporate, registry and operational details; however, not much else will be changing. Everything else will be business as usual. We will be updating our terms and conditions, domain registration agreements and our privacy policies to better serve you as our customers and to keep up with changing international laws and privacy regulations.

All of us at 101domain are very excited about the future of our growing company and the synergies and expertise in the domain name industry that Afilias brings to the table. We sincerely appreciate your business and hope to serve you well into the future as we continue our mission to provide domain name and web services to all corners of the world.

Sincerely,
Wolfgang Reile
President & CEO
101domain, Inc.