Radix Awards Contracts for .website, .host, .space, and .press to CentralNic

Radix Awards Contracts for .website, .host, .space, and .press to CentralNic plc

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March 25, 2014 Radix FZC ("Radix") has exclusively signed a Registry Service Provision contract with CentralNic Group PLC, for Radix's four uncontested Top Level Domains, empowering customers globally to register domain names ending .website, .press, .host or .space (as alternatives to traditional endings like .com and .co.uk).

  • .website is a true alternative to the .com TLD; it is open and available to all for the full range of possible uses
  • The .press TLD will provide its users with a platform to share opinions and disseminate information.  The primary target market will comprise of journalists, bloggers, media professionals, news providers and book publishers
  • The exclusive new gTLD for the web-hosting industry, .host, is aimed to be the extension of choice for web hosts, Approved Scanning Vendors ("ASVs"), Internet Service Providers ("ISPs"), cloud service providers and other such entities
  • .space will serve to provide both individuals and organisations across the globe with a blank canvas to create their own online space

Commenting on the exclusive agreement with Radix, CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford said: "Radix is one of the most experienced and best resourced companies in the new generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") space, as well as having a deep understanding of the domain industry.  In fact, Radix's gTLD applications include every one of the top 7 "most valuable new gTLDs," as rated by domain valuation experts Sedo. CentralNic is excited to be able to continue to realise its objective of increasing the number of domain extensions on our global distribution platform by adding these fantastic TLDs to the portfolio that we offer to retailers ("registrars") globally."

Bhavin Turakhia, Founder and CEO of Radix said: "Radix decided to award these contracts to CentralNic following our excellent experience partnering with them on the .pw and .in.net domain extensions.  They have proved to us the value of their integrated global registrar network, their technical strength, their deep expertise in selling domains, and their ability to work with our people as a united team."

The first of the Radix TLDs is expected to launch through CentralNic in Q2 2014.  Domain name retailers around the world will obtain .website, .host, .space and .press domain names via the CentralNic platform to sell to end users.

About Radix

Radix Registry (Radix FZC), is an active participant in ICANN's process to expand the internet naming system, and will aim to obtain rights to operate several new generic top-level domains. Radix has applied for 29 new, top level domains including .web, .music, .blog, and .shop. Radix is Asia's largest new gTLD applicant under this program, and expects to play a large role in the global diversification of the internet namespace.

Radix boots ARI in favor of CentralNic

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DomainNameWire

March 24, 2014 CentralNic picks up contracts for new TLDs from rival.

New top level domain name applicant Radix has selected CentralNic to be the backend registry provider for its .website, .host, .space and .press top level domain names.

Radix had originally said that ARI Registry Services would be the technical services provider for all of its top level domain names.

With that in mind, it was somewhat surprising when Radix chose CentralNic to power its .pw launch in 2012. That relationship was apparently successful and a sign of things to come.

I wouldn't be surprised to see more of Radix's domain names switch to CentralNic as they roll out in the future.

CentralNic, mostly known for powering third level domain names registrations such as something.us.com and something.eu.com, went public in September. It is banking on new TLDs for future growth.

CentralNic signs registry service contract with Radix for .website, .press, .host and .space

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Stock Market Wire

March 24, 2014 CentralNic Group, the internet platform business which earns revenues from the worldwide subscription sales of domain names, has added four valuable domain names to its existing portfolio of 25 "uncontested" domain names that are ready for market.

The company has exclusively signed a registry service provision contract with Radix Registry FZC (Radix), one of the leading applicants for new Top-Level Domains ("TLDs") with 27 applications, for its four uncontested Top Level Domains, empowering customers globally to register domain names ending .website, .press, .host or .space (as alternatives to traditional endings like .com and .co.uk).

CentralNic In Deal To Offer Four Radix Registry Domain Names On Platform

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The Domains

March 24, 2014 LONDON (Alliance News) - CentralNic Group PLC Monday said it has added .press, .website, .host and .space to its portfolio of uncontested domain names after signing registry service provision contracts with the owner of the names, Radix Registry FZC.

Under the deal, CentralNic will offer the four domain names to domain name retailers through its platform. The domain name retailers then sell to end users.

CentralNic said the deal adds the four names to its existing portfolio of 25 uncontested names that are ready for market.

A top level domain name is the suffix of an internet address such as .com or .net which are designated to approved organisations by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN has only allowed a relatively small number of domains until now, such as .com, .org and .gov, but following a change of rules governing domain names it is now allowing a plethora of new domains to go online.

CentralNic said it expects to launch the four Radix domain names on its platform in the second quarter of 2014.

CentralNic shares were down 3.2% at 75 pence Monday.

CentralNic Group buys new domain names

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Digital Look

March 24, 2014 CentralNic Group has signed a contract with Radix Registry for four new domain names.

The internet platform business has acquired domain names .website, .press, .host and .space.

The company, which earns revenues from subscription sales of domain names, currently has 25 of them.

"CentralNic is excited to be able to continue to realise its objective of increasing the number of domain extensions on our global distribution platform by adding these fantastic top-level domains to the portfolio that we offer to retailers globally,"" said CentralNic Chief Executive Ben Crawford.

Radix Awards Contracts for .Website, .Host, .Space, and .Press to CentralNic

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The Domains

March 23, 2014 CentralNic Group PLC has exclusively signed a Registry Service Provision contract with Radix Registry ("Radix"), for its four uncontested new gTLD's; .website, .press, .host or .space.

ARI Registry had the contract for these four string before this announcement

.website is a true alternative to the .com TLD; it is open and available to all for the full range of possible uses

.press TLD will provide its users with a platform to share opinions and disseminate information. The primary target market will comprise of journalists, bloggers, media professionals, news providers and book publishers

.host is aimed to be the extension of choice for web hosts, Approved Scanning Vendors ("ASVs"), Internet Service Providers ("ISPs"), cloud service providers and other such entities

.space will serve to provide both individuals and organisations across the globe with a blank canvas to create their own online space

The first of the Radix TLDs is expected to launch through CentralNic in Q2 2014.

Domain name retailers around the world will obtain .website, .host, .space and .press domain names via the CentralNic platform to sell to end users.