TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 DOMAIN NAME WIRE
According to the news from Domain.cn on September 16th, Pricing configuration issue delays launch of three top level domain names.
New top level domain name applicant Radix has delayed the launch of its first three domain names until tomorrow.
.Website, .Press and .Host will all launch tomorrow at noon EDT. They were scheduled to release at the same time today.
Sandeep Ramchandani, business head for Radix, told Domain Name Wire that there was a pricing configuration issue that some registrars ran into. Although the TLDs could have launched minutes later than planned, a number of registrars requested that the launch be delayed by a day.
Given that people (like me) judge registrars based on their ability to capture pre-ordered domains, this was probably a smart move.
Ramchandani said the pricing issue is not one that affects end users, such as the amount registrants pay for standard and premium-priced domains.
This gives me a bit more time to figure out how to pre-order domains…