Radix Registry announced last Friday that its bid for the operation of the generic top level domain (gTLD) .host has passed the initial evaluation stage in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) new gTLD program.
Radix Registry launched completely free and non-binding pre-registrations for .host domain names a fortnight back at the HostingCon.
One of three uncontested applications amongst the 31 new gTLDs that Radix has applied for, .host gTLD is scheduled to go live in January 2014.
At the recently held WHD.India 2013, Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, Radix Registry, talked about the involvement of Radix Registry in ICANN’s New gTLD Application Process and how industry members and business organizations at large stand to benefit from them.
Ideal for web hosts, ASPs, ISVs, cloud service providers, data centers and other entities within the web hosting industry, .host offers domain names short, memorable domain names with increased search efficiency, and better categorization and branding for the hosting community.
Last year saw Radix Registry investing over $30 million on the application of 31 gTLD applications; seven of which (.SHOP, .WEB, .SITE, .MUSIC, .HOTEL, .ONE and .BLOG) feature in Sedo’s top 10 valuable domain list and three (.HOST, .PRESS and .SPACE) have no other applicants other than Radix, making them virtually theirs.
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