Angelo Giuffrida, the CEO of Narre Warren based VentraIP Australia, Australia’s largest privately owned web host and domain registrar, has been elected to the auDA Board of Directors.
au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the administrator and self-regulatory policy body for the .au ccTLD, overseeing the domain registrars within Australia in conjunction with the Department of Communications and the Arts.
Mr Giuffrida said that he nominated for the position based on his extensive experience in the domain name industry and his genuine passion for the future of the industry.
“My vision for a reconstituted auDA board includes a diverse range of people that represent every facet of the industry; people who will bring fresh ideas, industry and security experience, outstanding corporate governance, and a desire to implement all recommendations made by the Department of Communications and the Arts,” he said.
Mr Giuffrida acknowledged that his involvement with the auDA board is a logical progression given the success of VentraIP Australia in the web host and domain registrar space.
“The company has been a true bedroom-to-boardroom success story, starting with just 3 people working in a small home office to now employing 56 local staff in a 1,600sqm office space located in the South-East suburbs of Melbourne,” he said.
“We are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated, and have gone against the industry trend of offshoring to ensure a consistently high level of service to our customers and to support local jobs and the local economy.”
The four new directors joined six directly-appointed directors on auDA’s board following the AGM on 14 November.