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…

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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

    … registry operators, because of its access to sensitive business information They also think that HTLD being given .hotel despite having been found “cheating” goes against the spirit of application rules and ICANN’s bylaws. The RfR (pdf) also draws heavily on the findings of the IRP panel in the unrelated Dot Registry (.llc, .inc, etc) case, which were…

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

    … for Reconsideration (pdf) with ICANN (pdf) on Sunday, demanding the delay and an investigation into whether Nu Dot Co LLC is under new control. The move follows speculation, which we reported last week, that Nu Dot Co is now being controlled by a major legacy gTLD registry player such as Verisign. The evidence for the the change of ownership comes…

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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

    … Donuts has emerged the victor of the .doctor gTLD contention set. Competing applicants Radix and The Medical Registry both withdrew their applications last week. The string wasn’t due to head to its ICANN last-resort auction until May 25, indicating that the contention set was settled privately. .doctor has been the subject of some…

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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

    … Radix Registry reckons .online will move at least 15,000 domains in its first day of general availability, but it’s aiming higher. “We are confident .online will be amongst the biggest new gTLDs that have launched,” Radix business head Sandeep Ramchandani said in a press release today. “The same sentiment across several Registrar Partners has…

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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

    … Domains in free and cheap ccTLDs are much more likely to host phishing attacks than new gTLDs. That’s one of the conclusions of the latest report of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which found that Freenom’s re-purposed African ccTLDs were particularly risky. The first-half 2014 report found 22,679 “maliciously registered” domains used…

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