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.BLUE salutes World Oceans Day

Afilias, the registry for the new .BLUE top-level domain, today announced the adoption of premium domain www.oceans.blue as well as www.worldoceansday.blue by The Ocean Project, the lead organization behind World Oceans Day on June 8.

The Ocean Project currently uses the domains oceans.blue and worldoceansday.blue as redirects to its main site, employing these URLs to reaffirm its commitment to the conservation of the important blue water that connects us all.

Roland LaPlante, CMO of Afilias — the home of .BLUE — said, “Afilias is pleased to have the .BLUE domain play a part in raising awareness of World Oceans Day. The .BLUE domain lets water-oriented groups, businesses and individuals immediately communicate their connection to blue water right in their Internet address, making it easier for supporters and customers to find them.”

To learn more about the .BLUE domain and to get your own .BLUE, see http://dotblue.blue.

About .BLUE

.BLUE is a new top-level domain for individuals and businesses that are — or wish to be — associated with the color blue. For more information, visit http://dotblue.blue. Follow .BLUE online via Twitter (@dotBLUEdomain) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dotBluedomain).

About Afilias

Afilias is the world’s second largest domain registry, with more than 20 million names under management. Afilias powers a greater variety of top-level domains than any other provider, and will soon support hundreds of new TLDs now preparing for launch. Afilias’ specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry servicesManaged DNS and mobile Web services like goMobi® and DeviceAtlas®. For more information on Afilias services, visit www.afilias.info.

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