George Minardos, Founder and CEO of .BUILD, announced today that Tim Switzer, formerly of Neustar and DotGreen, is joining .BUILD as head of operations and registrar relations.  Switzer will team up with Minardos, Tom Brackey, ARI Services and the rest of the .BUILD team to bring the global building industry on-line via the .BUILD domain name.

Minardos commented, “We are excited to have Tim join us.  He brings many years of experience and talent within the domain name industry.  With his history of successful launches of other Top Level Domains (TLD), Tim will be instrumental in launching .BUILD.  His reputation and business relationships with the global channel of the domain industry and especially Registrars, will serve us well as we move .BUILD thru its launch phase and as it becomes the on-line “go to” place for all building and construction businesses around the world”.

Switzer added “My decision to join the .BUILD team was based on both the opportunity to work with an industry that is as large as it is and also poised for change.  The .BUILD team has done a great job to this point of getting .BUILD into its current Sunrise phase and I am eager to jump in and help keep that momentum going.  The building industry represents over 10% of global GDP and the .BUILD domain name will give everyone associated with this industry the opportunity to identify and brand themselves clearly as to who they are and what they do”.

The .BUILD Team will be at the CONEXPO show in Las Vegas this week with over 125,000 in attendance – look for more exciting announcements as the week goes on!

About .BUILD

.BUILD is the TLD designed especially for the online needs of the building industry, one of the world’s largest vertical markets. From skyscrapers to LEGOs, .BUILD will be the Internet hub for builders of every kind. Conceived and run by industry veterans, .BUILD brings a wealth of real world experience to the .BUILD vision. The registry will be more than just another generic TLD, it will be an online community dedicated to serving builders through enhanced search, website design, news, information and virtual markets. The registry has formed strategic partnerships with the best in the business.  With physical offices in Santa Monica, California, .build currently lives online at