PORT VILA, Vanuatu - The Office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) today announced the successful transition of Vanuatu’s .vu country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) to Neustar’s registry platform.

Neustar was selected to be the Registry Operator for the .vu ccTLD in August 2019 following a highly competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process designed to identify the provider that would be best positioned to carry the namespace forward.  

With extensive experience of registry transitions and operations both large and small, Neustar Vanuatu Limited (Neustar) is poised to bring further growth, increased performance and security to the .vu domain.  

TRBR has been working with Neustar for the last few months to ensure a smooth transition, including technical preparations and collaboration with industry and business stakeholders. Following these preparations, and a successful DNS migration, the .vu namespace was transitioned to Neustar’s industry leading registry platform.

The Regulator, Mr. Brian Winji said that Neustar’s capabilities and experience are well suited to support the growth and promotion of .vu.

“It was important for us to partner with a company who has a demonstrated history of professionalism, innovation, and reliability. Neustar has a strong reputation in the domain name registry space with extensive ccTLD experience. Their capabilities are well suited to taking the .vu namespace forward.”

Neustar is a global information services company with the largest DNS, DDoS mitigation and threat intelligence capabilities in the industry. In addition to .vu, Neustar provides Registry services for .us, .in, .co, .nyc and .biz TLDs, as well as nearly 250 other TLDs for countries, cities, businesses and the world's leading brands. The .vu namespace is now backed by Neustar's award-winning infrastructure, team and experience, which is always evolving with continuous investment and product innovation.

About TRBR
The Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) is an independent statutory body, and has the General Powers and Functions to regulate telecommunications, radiocommunications and broadcasting services in Vanuatu as provided in the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulations Act 30 2009 as amended by Amendment 22 2018. The Regulator reports to and advises the Minister responsible for telecommunications and broadcasting as to policy and making of regulations and any other matter as requested by the Minister. The TRBR Act under section 7 3 (e) states that the “Regulator may make Regulations for the management and administration (including the exclusive management and administration) of country code top level domain names for Vanuatu and domain name registration for Vanuatu”..; The domain name regulation
was finalized in December of 2016 after a number of consultations were done locally and internationally. The regulation outlines the roles of the Regulator, the Registry, the Registrar and the Registrant. This same regulations also gives power to the Regulator to appoint the .vu domain Registry Operator.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) on telephone + 678 27621 or Email: vu-cctld@trbr.vu

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