NeuLevel sets up life support for .biz sites

LONDON--NeuLevel, the .biz domain operator, has improved its protection for .

LONDON--NeuLevel, the .biz domain operator, has improved its protection for .biz addresses. The move is to ensure that companies are not at risk of losing their domain names due to administrative oversights.

All .biz addresses will be locked domains, said NeuLevel's chief executive Doug Armentrout. This means NeuLevel will continue to operate addresses in cases of non-payment of fees, giving it time to contact the companies concerned to try and resolve the problems before switching off domains.

Armentrout added that NeuLevel is creating an LDAP directory to sit underneath the .biz database, so businesses can more easily be found on the Internet. He said NeuLevel would add information such as the location of businesses, and goods and services offered, to categorize each company, and would make this information available to other businesses. NeuLevel will also offer a better account structure, so firms can view all bills for their various .biz addresses in one account, said Armentrout. --Madeline Bennett, IT Week, ZDUK