Nominet selects Domainbox.com to run .cymru / .wales reseller platform

Domainbox.com, the cloud based wholesale domain name registration and management platform owned by the Host Europe Group, today announced its selection by Nominet Registrar Services Ltd (NRS), the subsidiary set up by Nominet to provide a reseller system for .cymru and .wales domains.

Nominet Registrar Services Ltd (NRS) – the company set up as a wholly-owned Nominet subsidiary to guarantee a distribution channel for .wales and .cymru –  has now submitted its application to become an ICANN- accredited registrar.

.wales and .cymru are due to launch as part of ICANN’s new Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) programme (http://newgtlds.icann.org/) in 2014. The new gTLD .cymru has passed its initial evaluation by ICANN. The reseller system will allow registrars who are not ICANN accredited to resell .wales and .cymru domain names via NRS. The Domainbox.com platform will allow resellers to register and manage domain names seamlessly via a comprehensive SOAP and/or EPP based interface or via a Web 2.0 administrative portal.
Matt Mansell, Head of Domain Strategy for the Host Europe Group commented:  “Our robust cloud based platform already processes over 25,000 new domain registrations a week, via more than 10 million API commands. NRS is one of a growing number of domain registries who have recently selected us as their reseller system of choice, and we are delighted to welcome them as a new customer.”
“We held a competitive tender process to choose our supplier for Nominet Registrar Services Ltd. The Domainbox.com platform meets our criteria and provides functionality that we believe will be beneficial to our registrars” commented Eleanor Bradley, Chief Operating Officer, Nominet.
Nominet Registrar Services Ltd. is expected to go live in the second half of 2013, allowing resellers time to integrate into the platform prior to the launches of .wales and .cymru in 2014.

About Host Europe Group 

Founded in 1997, the Host Europe Group is the largest privately-owned hosting group in Europe. It manages in excess of 5 million domains, and offers more than 1 million retail and wholesale customers mass, customised, managed and cloud web hosting alongside multiple cloud based software applications. As the largest domain registrar in the UK, and largest virtualisation provider in Europe, Host Europe Group is the default choice for businesses seeking high quality service, with first rate performance, at a competitive price. With its leading brands: Domainbox.com, 123-reg, Webfusion, Heart Internet and Host Europe, the Group has a market leading presence in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.
About Nominet
Domain names are one of the key building blocks of the internet – an essential component of every email address and website.   Millions of businesses and consumers now depend on Nominet’s services, which underpin a critical part of the internet economy.
Nominet is a private, not-for-profit business, responsible for the smooth and secure running of the .uk Internet infrastructure. We have over 2,800 members and are committed to acting in the public interest.
Nominet has also recently been chosen by several brands and communities to launch and manage new top level domains such as .bbc in addition to .wales & .cymru.
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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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