TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 the DOMAINS
According to the news from Domain.cn on September 16th, we just received from Radix, the new gTLD .WEBSITE, that went into General Availability today has already surpassed 6,500 domains in the first 4 hours
“We have been confident about .website right from the start and these numbers just reinforce the potential the TLD holds.” said Sandeep Ramchandani, Radix business head. Registrars such as OpenSRS, 1Api, 101domain, Key-Systems had expressed their buy-in in the TLD from start by giving it top billing on their homepages even before GA launched.”
Radix also launched .Press and .Host today
“Radix’s second TLD .PRESS has had a great start with a versatile list of Pioneers. MuckRack.com, a global portal for journalists, is amongst the first few to acquire the extension as a Pioneer. The highly credible Online News Association (ONA) has also signed on as a Pioneer, in line with its belief to lead the fast-changing world of digital journalism. The adoption of BlackNight.press, by the Ireland-based ICANN Accredited Registrar, BlackNight Solutions, holds testimony to the fact that a .press adds value to a company’s PR efforts, irrespective of the company’s core focus.
“While .press is succeeding as a cross market TLD, .HOST is, fast becoming the signature TLD of the global hosting community. The .host pioneer set includes elite global & regional hosting leaders, media affiliates and marketers. These have been instrumental in driving its popularity in the community. .host is known for its aggressive direct to consumer marketing campaigns, and those efforts have generated over thousands of pre-registration on its website.
“We’ve always believed in going the extra mile for our TLDs, be it our efforts in marketing or in developing partnerships.” said Ramchandani. “We have received a highly encouraging response so far and are confident that these extensions will feature amongst the most popular new gTLDs over the coming months.”, he adds.