Afilias is the world’s second largest domain registry, having more than 20 million domain names under management in over 200 top level domains. The Philadelphia based company holds a Guinness World Records title for the “Largest migration of an internet top-level domain in a single transition” for its migration of the .au top-level domain in 2018.
Last week, Afilias announced that it has promoted Ram Mohan to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, Mohan will be responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of Afilias and its global subsidiaries. While he will continue to report to Afilias’ President and CEO Hal Lubsen, most of the other executives and managers will now be reporting to him.
Mohan joined Afilias in June of 2001 as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Then, he was tasked with overseeing the start-up of Afilias and the launch of its inaugural product, .info. He was involved with the creation of the historic partnership with ISOC in 2002 and the founding of Public Interest Registry as the steward of .ORG. In 2008, he was appointed the company’s Executive Vice President. For over a decade, he has served as an ICANN Board member representing SSAC and sharing his expertise in cybersecurity. He is also a global leader in IDN technology and has helped bring native language domain names to India, Asia and the Middle East.
His appointment as COO recognizes the pivotal role he has played in the development of Afilias and paves the way for the company’s continued growth.
“Ram’s thorough understanding of our industry and the Company, coupled with his excellent record of getting things done, will help lead the company going forward” said Mr. Lubsen. “Ram has played a leadership role in all of Afilias’ major successes, and the Board and I have the utmost confidence in his ability to continue building on this strong foundation.”
Mohan assumed office as COO on March 6th, 2019. He will initially be responsible for his former CTO responsibilities in addition to his duties as COO.