Dot Eco LLC and the EkoMiko Foundation Announce Mutual Support of their Missions to Promote Environmental Awareness and Activism

The recently launched EkoMiko Foundation, founded and managed by renowned actress Izabella Miko, today announced an agreement of mutual assistance and support with Dot Eco LLC,  applicant for the .eco top level domain. Dot Eco LLC shares the EkoMiko Foundation’s passion for a greener planet, and also seeks to help transform the planet into a greener place in a fun and interactive way.

Izabella Miko and the EkoMiko Foundation announced that it has joined Al Gore, the Sierra Club, the Alliance for Climate Protection, and Surfrider in supporting Dot Eco LLC’s application to create a new “.eco” top level domain.

“Dot Eco LLC and the EkoMiko Foundation share a similar mission – to promote environmental awareness in new and innovative ways. Dot Eco LLC has our full support for its application to ICANN for the .eco top level domain.,” said Izabella Miko, the EkoMiko Foundation’s founder and CEO.

“We fully support Izabella Miko’s tireless work for the environment, and her vision for the EkoMiko Foundation. We greatly appreciate her support for our .eco initiative,” said Clark Landry, co-founder of Dot Eco LLC. (more…)

Six leading environmental companies, associations, and organizations announce their support for Dot Eco LLC’s application for the .eco top level domain

Santa Monica, CA — A number of leading environmental companies, associations, and organizations today announced their official support for Dot Eco LLC’s application for the .eco top level domain. Dot Eco LLC is an organization dedicated to promoting the acceptance and implementation of the .eco top level domain, and is backed by leading ecological and philanthropic groups, environmentally conscious high-profile individuals, and leading scientific voices.

“We are thrilled to join forces with these organizations to help further the Dot Eco initiative and raise awareness about the growing threats to our environment. These partnerships represent an important step towards the implementation of the .ECO top level domain,” said group co-founder Clark Landry.

Websites ending in .eco will enable individuals to express their support for environmental causes, companies to promote their environmental initiatives and environmental organizations to maintain their websites in a namespace that is more relevant to their core missions. By charter and mission, over 50% of the profits of the .eco initiative will be distributed to support environmental causes. (more…)

Dot Eco LLC and 350.org Announce Mutual Support of their Missions to Rise to the Challenge of the Climate Crisis

Dot Eco LLC today announced its support of 350.org, the international campaign to fight dangerous climate change by getting carbon levels back to 350 parts per million in the atmosphere. In order to unite the public, media, and political leaders behind the 350 goal, 350.org is harnessing the power of the internet to coordinate a planetary day of action on October 24, 2009.

350.org today also announced that it has joined Al Gore, the Alliance for Climate Protection and Surfrider in supporting Dot Eco LLC’s application to create a new “.eco” top level domain.

“Dot Eco LLC and 350.org share a similar mission – to get carbon levels back to 350 parts per million in the atmosphere and organize a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Dot Eco has our full support for its application to ICANN for the .eco top level domain. We wish we could be 350.eco already,” said Jon Warnow, 350.org’s Internet Director. (more…)

Dot Eco LLC Announces Senior Environmental Activist to Join Executive Leadership in Effort to Secure and Define the .ECO Top level Domain

Mark Massara of the Sierra Club, will oversee all policy formation and registration criteria for the proposed top-level domain

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, AUGUST 18, 2009 — Dot Eco LLC, the group backed by Al Gore, The Alliance For Climate Protection, Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation, announced another of its key appointments. Today, the group announced that renowned activist, Mark Massara, is joining the initiative as its Chief Policy Officer to oversee policy development and legal concerns for the new top-level domain.

“Mark’s result-oriented approach is synonymous with our mission to effect real change. His lifetime of activism is known and respected in the environmental community, and we are proud to be aligning our efforts with this force of nature,” said group founder, Fred Krueger.

The environmental community can be assured that there will be sound ground rules and enforceable policies for individuals and businesses who register a .ECO domain name. Massara’s dedication to promoting legislation that defends the environment indicates the kind of strength and integrity that the group wants the .ECO principles and guidelines to be associated with.

“Climate protection is single most important pressing worldwide issue humanity faces. Sierra Club is working with Al Gore to meet the challenge, but we will only be successful with legislation, funding and action. I am thrilled to be working with Dot Eco LLC, who realize the enormity of the task at hand and the immediate need this critical undertaking.” said Mark Massara. (more…)

Dot Eco LLC Announces Senior Environmentalist to Join Executive Leadership in Effort to Secure and Define the .ECO Top level Domain

Jim Dufour, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will oversee environmental outreach for the proposed top-level domain

Dot Eco LLC, the group backed by Al Gore, the Alliance For Climate Protection, Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation, announced today its first of a series of key appointments that Jim Dufour, Associate Director at Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Instrument Development Group, will join the initiative as the group’s Chief Environmental Officer.

“We are delighted that Jim has accepted our challenge to fully define the future of the .ECO environmental domain. Having spent more than 30 years at the forefront of ocean and environmental research, Jim’s scientific perspective and relationships are invaluable,” said Fred Krueger, CEO and Minor Childers, President of Dot Eco LLC. (more…)

Dot Eco LLC Releases Open Examination Challenging Viability & Values of Big Room/Afilias Plan for .ECO Web Address

Following weeks of misleading statements to the press and Internet media by leaders of the “Big Room” effort, the founding members of Dot Eco LLC today published an open examination challenging the economic viability and environmental impact of the Big Room plan.

In contrast to Big Room’s problematic business model and small prospect of funding environmental causes, Dot Eco LLC has pledged 57% of profits from the .ECO top-level domain for efforts to combat climate change based on a proven business model that minimizes unnecessary costs. In addition to an economic examination, the 17-page paper from Dot Eco LLC looks at potential conflicts of interest at Big Room and its registry service provider, Afilias. (more…)

IT Summit with Al Gore

climate-change-conferenceI had the privilege to be invited to Al Gore’s conference on climate change. This conference was restricted to about 50 invited guests, but the list was astounding. John Doerr from Kleiner Perkins, Mitch Kapor (the inventor of Lotus 123), Evan Williams from Twitter, Wes Boyd from MoveOn.org, Maggie Fox from the Alliance for Climate Protection, Larry Schweiger from the NWF, and many more.

The summit was a great opportunity to get a snapshot on the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, and a unique venue to meet with some of the leaders of IT and energy technology. (more…)

Dot Eco LLC Releases ‘Green Paper’ Outlining Principles for Purpose & Use of .eco…

Dot Eco LLC Releases ‘Green Paper’ Outlining Principles for Purpose & Use of .eco Top Level Domain

LOS ANGELES, July 31 /PRWEB/ — The founding members of the effort to create the top-level domain “.eco” today released the principles underpinning use of .eco – reiterating their commitment that .eco addresses should fund proven efforts to combat climate change.

Former Vice President Al Gore and the Alliance for Climate Protection, the Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation are among those backing the Dot Eco LLC plan. By charter, more than half of .eco profits are earmarked for groups and organizations with a commitment to combat global warming.

“The .eco effort is a timely and important one – bringing about broad awareness of the urgency of and solutions to the climate crisis,” said Alliance for Climate Protection President and CEO Maggie L. Fox. “The Alliance for Climate Protection is excited to be working with Dot Eco LLC and support their commitment to nonprofit climate and environmental organizations such as ours.”

The purpose of this comprehensive Green Paper is to outline in detail the guiding principles of the Dot Eco LLC commitment to combating climate change most effectively. (more…)

Dot Eco LLC Debuts Short Film In Support of .eco featuring Former Vice President Al Gore, Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope & Other Leaders in the Environmental Community

Sydney, Australia – On the opening day of the ICANN Conference, Dot Eco LLC – the organization dedicated to promoting the acceptance and implementation of the .eco top-level domain debuted a short film that features environmental leaders endorsing Dot Eco’s application to operate the .eco web address. Examples of other top-level domains include .com, .biz, .org and .edu. The Dot Eco LLC film features former U.S. Vice President Al Gore stating: “For more than three decades I have been trying to raise awareness about the very real and growing threat of the climate crisis. Today, as part of this effort, I am here to propose a new top-level domain called “dot eco” for corporate, non-governmental, and individual environmental websites.”

Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope states: “We’re delighted to put our support and endorsement behind Dot Eco… Your customers, your friends, and your colleagues will know that you’re putting your address where your values are – at Dot Eco.” The film also features avid endorsements from Jim Moriarty, CEO of Surfrider Foundation; Davis Guggenheim, Director of “An Inconvenient Truth”; Richard Muller, Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley and contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and Roger Moore, actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; as well as others. (more…)

Dot Eco LLC Supports Roz Savage

Dot Eco LLC is proud to support Roz Savage, the British ocean rower and environmental campaigner, in her upcoming effort to row solo across the Pacific. Roz’s boat, the Brocade, will bear the “Dot Eco” logo on this historic voyage. Roz will also be featured in a video profiling outstanding supporters of “.eco” including Al Gore, Carl Pope and Roger Moore.

“We all need to pull together to take immediate action on climate change. Through .eco we can find each other more easily to combine forces. I’m doing my bit — rowing solo across oceans to inspire people to action,” said Savage, who discovered the “.eco” project at www.supportdoteco.n.nu.

After successfully rowing across the Atlantic Ocean alone, Roz set her sights on bigger, wilder waters. In 2008 she completed Stage 1 of her trans-Pacific journey, becoming the first woman to row solo from California to Hawaii. Stage 2 launches in May 2009, with Roz’s sights set ultimately on arriving in Australia. Roz shares her seafaring adventures online – through blogs, videos, podcasts and Twitter – inspiring people to live happier, more fulfilling, more sustainable lives. Supporters can follow Roz’s adventures at sea by visiting www.rozsavage.com. (more…)