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Iron Mountain and RegistryASP Enter into Agreement to Support ICANN's New gTLD Program

Monday, June 20, 2011

Iron Mountain and RegistryASP Enter into Agreement to Support ICANN's New gTLD Program08:30 EDT Monday, June 20, 2011 BOSTON and MALAYSIA (Business Wire) -- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management company, and RegistryASP, a leading domain name registry back-end provider, have entered into a co-referral agreement to better provide for applicants participating in the New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program piloted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This agreement is being announced at the ICANN 41 meeting held in Singapore this week. Under the terms of this agreement, Iron Mountain will refer prospective gTLD Registry Operators to RegistryASP for registry services, and RegistryASP will refer prospective Registry Operators to Iron Mountain for data escrow services. ICANN is the organization responsible for coordinating the Internet's unique identifiers, including the domain name system (DNS). Introducing new gTLDs will help ICANN to promote competition in the domain name market while ensuring Internet security and stability. A gTLD is an Internet extension such as .COM, .ORG, or .INFO. It is part of the structure of the Internet's domain name system. There are roughly two dozen gTLDs now, but ICANN is expecting hundreds of applications to be submitted from companies, organizations and individuals once the New gTLD Program is officially launched. This co-referral agreement between RegistryASP and Iron Mountain leverages the operational synergies of the two companies in anticipation of the launch of the New gTLD Program in 2011 by ICANN. “This is an exciting time for the domain name industry as companies, organizations and even individuals get to create their own unique identifier or extension on the Internet as opposed to .COM,” said TK Tan, CEO of RegistryASP. “It is extremely complex to launch a new gTLD and to run registry operations. Registry ASP has experienced consultants who have been through the processes and can confidently assist our customers with their new gTLD application, setting up a registry team and eventually running operations. We are delighted to partner with Iron Mountain – the preferred provider in the industry – to provide our clients with reliable and secure Registry Data Escrow services.” Data escrow services are a requirement for setting up a new gTLD registry. A Registry Data Escrow agreement is put in place to ensure business continuity of the registry in the event of hardship faced by the existing owners of the registry. Iron Mountain was the first company ever selected to protect domain name registry data via escrow agreements, and has been doing so since 2001. “As we countdown to the launch of the New gTLD Program, Iron Mountain and RegistryASP are confident that this relationship will provide value and benefits to our customers, essentially delivering a one-stop shop for consultation, registry back-end and data escrow services,” said John Boruvka, vice president of intellectual property management at Iron Mountain. “We are pleased that RegistryASP recognizes Iron Mountain's expertise and market leadership in providing new gTLD applicants with registry data escrow services.” About RegistryASP RegistryASP is a leading registry backend provider that has a proven track record of operational performance and excellent customer support. RegistryASP provides registry services for Congo (.CD), Columbia (.CO), Hong Kong (.HK) and Singapore (.SG). In addition, RegistryASP provides customized registry components for Malaysia (.MY) and policy consultation services to Oman (.OM). For more information about RegistryASP, please visit About Iron Mountain Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) provides information management services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and inefficiencies of managing their physical and digital data. The Company's solutions enable customers to protect and better use their information—regardless of its format, location or lifecycle stage—so they can optimize their business and ensure proper recovery, compliance and discovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of information assets, including business records, electronic files, medical data, emails and more for organizations around the world. Visit or follow the company on Twitter @IronMountain for more information. Public Relations for Iron MountainMaria Doyle, 781-964-3536maria@doylestratcomm.comorFor Registry ASPLester Kum, (65) 9187