Radix

    • GMO and Radix secure Chinese gTLD approval

      GMO Registry and Radix have won Chinese government approval for their respective new gTLDs .shop and .site. It’s the second batch of foreign new gTLDs to get the nod from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, following .vip, .club and .xyz in early December. They’re also the first two Asian registries from outside China to get the right to flog their doma ...

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  • Spot all the Easter eggs in this Radix mannequin viral [NSFW]

    … Domain registry Radix has shamelessly jumped on the “mannequin challenge” meme bandwagon, with the release of video plugging its forthcoming .fun gTLD. It’s quite slickly produced, on the face of it shot in a single unbroken take (though I suspect there are a few edits hidden in the motion blur), but the real fun for me, as someone who’s…

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  • Radix acquires .fun gTLD from Warren Buffett

    … New gTLD portfolio player Radix has acquired the pre-launch TLD .fun from its original owner. The company took over the .fun Registry Agreement from Oriental Trading Company on October 4, according to ICANN records. Oriental is a party supplies company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. It won .fun in a private auction in April…

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  • .hotel losers gang up to threaten ICANN with legal bills

    … decision, the six other applicants — Travel Reservations, Famous Four Media, Radix, Minds + Machines, Donuts and Fegistry — have been arguing that the HTLD application should be thrown out due to the actions of Dirk Krischenowski, a former key executive. Krischenowski was found by ICANN to have exploited a misconfiguration in its own applicants’ portal…

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  • Donuts joins fight to delay .web gTLD auction with emergency appeal

    … Donuts and Radix have filed an “emergency” appeal with ICANN in an attempt to get the forthcoming auction for the .web gTLD delayed. The companies, both of which have applied for .web, say they have evidence that one of their rival bidders recently changed ownership without telling ICANN, in breach of application rules. They filed a Request…

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  • Radix joins the Hollywood content police

    … Radix has become the second major gTLD registry to announce a content policing deal with the movie industry. It today said it has signed an agreement with the Motion Picture Association of America similar to the one Donuts announced in February. Like Donuts, Radix will treat the MPAA as a “trusted notifier” for the purposes of taking down…

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  • Donuts wins .doctor

    … the GAC advice, but changed its mind this February, declining to impose such restrictive language on .doctor’s contractual Public Interest Commitments. So it seems that .doctor will be generally unrestricted. Donuts will have to sign up to the standard “Category 1” PICs, which require the registry to work with relevant regulatory bodies, however. Tweet Tagged: .doctor, donuts, gac, ICANN, new gTLDs, radix …

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  • Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years

    … Having just finished the most-successful new gTLD launch day to date, Radix Registry reckons it can get .online to seven figures in two to three years. “We’re at 37,170 names as of an hour ago,” Radix CEO Bhavin Turakhia told DI at about 1000 UTC this morning. That represents less than a full day of general availability. The company said last…

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  • Radix targets 25,000 names for .online’s first day

    … on .online’s sunrise period, which ended yesterday with 775 sales. That number is of course low by pre-2012 standards, but it’s in the top tier of sunrise periods for non-controversial new gTLDs. The only strings to top 1,000 names to date have been ICM Registry’s .porn and .adult and Vox Populi’s .sucks. .CLUB’s sunrise weighed in at 454 domains…

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  • New gTLD phishing still tiny, but .xyz sees most of it

    … registered domains, .com fared worse, with over 62% share. According to APWG, 75% of maliciously registered domains were in .com, .tk, .pw, .cf and .net. Both .tk and .cf are Freenom-administered free ccTLDs (for Tokelau and the Central African Republic) while low-cost .pw — “plagued” by Chinese phishers — is run by Radix for Palau. New gTLDs…

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  • Noss hints at winning .online auction bid

    … A triumvirate of domain name companies led by Radix paid well over $7 million for the .online new gTLD, judging by comments made by Tucows CEO in an analysts call yesterday. As the company reported its third-quarter financial numbers, Noss said of .online, which was recently auctioned: While we are bound by confidentiality with respect…

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  • Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

    … to have such domains in their zones, the report reveals. The Freenom-operated ccTLDs .cf (Central African Republic), .ml (Mali) and .ga (Gabon) top the table of most-polluted TLDs, alongside PW Registry’s .pw (Palau). Freenom, which also runs .tk, offers free domains, while PW Registry has a very low registry fee. APWG measures the risk of phishing…

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  • Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

    … Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day’s numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the health of a TLD. Based on zone file numbers, .website was the clear winner. It had 6,340 names in its zone at the end of the day, compared to .host’s 778 and .press’s 801. There’s clearly…

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