Bhavin Turakhia

Radix Registry’s Bid for the Operation of Uncontested .host gTLD Passes ICANN’s Initial Evaluation

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 ...

Radix Registry Opens up Pre-Registration For .host Domains

Radix Registry  launched completely free and non-binding  pre-registrations for .host domain names  earlier this week at HostingCon. Radix will keep those who pre-register for a .host domain informed of the launch process by furnishing personalized reminders. It will also offer discounts and special deals, increasing the odds that a pre-registered name will be granted. A new TLD created specifically for the hosting industry, .host is  one of three uncontested strings that  Radix applied for, the other two being .press and .space. 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 h...

Directi, Tucows and Namecheap Partner to Manage .online Registry for ICANN’s new gTLD program

Domain industry veterans Directi, Tucows and Namecheap have announced formation of an alliance  to manage the .online registry. Directi and Tucows are  known for their wholesale platforms and the large, global domain name reseller channels they manage. Namecheap, a top-ten retail registrar, is best known for its strong consumer brand and emphasis on customer service. The move comes as ICANN accepted nearly 2,000 applications from prospective registries who would like to manage their own TLDs as  part of its New Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) program. It’s highly likely that we may see other partnerships formed in the coming days  as ICANN has encouraged applicants not to compete for auction but to team up on gTLD strings to  save themselves considerable time and money. The three com...

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