Radix, the largest new gTLD registry from Asia, announced the launch
timeline for .host, starting with the opening of their Pioneer Program
which starts today. The Sunrise phase will start June 24 and last for 60
days, followed by Landrush (launching on 26 August, 2014).
The .host Pioneer Program (http://dothostregistry.com/pioneer.php)
presents an opportunity for industry and regional leaders to secure
.host domains early - during this initiation program, pioneers are
invited to start using their brand domain assets well before Landrush.
The program also provides a chance at claiming premium domain name
assets and "category killers," like web.host, cloud.host, server.host,
Thus far, Radix has already received a substantial amount of inquiries
regarding the Pioneer Program and is anticipating a successful early
"The early interest illustrates a assion for the .host extension in the
Web community," said Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head at RADIX.
"There's a lot of excitement on our end, too. We're looking forward to
working with members of the hosting industry who will set inspiring
examples and make a mark as pioneers of the community's own namespace."
The timing of the launch corresponds directly with one of the largest
international hosting conferences, HostingCon, taking place on June 16,
2014 in Miami. Radix will be major sponsor of the event and welcomes
anyone attending to meet the team at their booth #319.
The Sunrise phase is a 60-day application period during which trademark
holders may register their brand.host names. The Landrush phase will
follow starting Aug. 26, 2014 when, anyone may register important and
generic domain names. Depending on demand, domains may be allocated
through auction or on a "first-come, first-served" basis during this
The .host TLD (http://dothostregistry.com)
offers an exclusive and definitive online namespace for the global
hosting community. It caters to all members of the hosting community
across the globe, including web hosts, datacenters, cloud providers,
XaaS providers, community forums, news and research websites, events,
and more. The .host extension provides instant industry recognition,
higher recall value and improved search rankings.
Radix (Radix FZC) (http://radixregistry.com/),
is an active participant in the new gTLD program, applying for registry
rights to 29 new gTLDs, and securing uncontested registry rights for
.host, .website, .press and .space, all launching in 2014. Radix is
Asia's largest new gTLD applicant, and expects to play a large role in
the global diversification of the Internet namespace.
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