Radix Registry, operators of the upcoming .host TLD announced the launch of pre-registration for .hostdomain names.
.Host has received a prioritization number of 1096 and has not yet passed the initial evaluation by ICANN.
.host is the new TLD created specifically for the hosting industry, and one of three uncontested strings applied by Radix. (the other 2 are .press and .space) Once active, .host aims to be the preferred domain extension for web hosts, ASPs, ISVs, cloud service providers, data centers and other entities within the web hosting industry. .host domains offer short, memorable names, increased search efficiency, and better categorization and branding for the hosting community. The launch of .host pre-registration begins on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at HostingCon, the hosting industry’s largest tradeshow.
Mr. Bhavin Turakhia, Founder, Chairman & CEO, of Radix Registry explains: “The hosting industry is one of the most internet dependent industries, with a majority of its lead generation, marketing and customer engagement activities taking place online. We were really surprised to find out that we were sole applicants for such a powerful extension. The team worked extra hard to move up our pre-registration and make it coincide with Hostingcon.”
Bhavin Turakhia is an Indian Internet entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Directi, a web products company he started in 1998.
Attendees of HostingCon, which is held in Austin Texas, from June 17-19, 2013, will have the opportunity to pre-register .host domains in person at any of the dedicated kiosks at the Radix booth. Anyone not in attendance, may pre-register online at http://dothostregistry.com.
Research from the Registry domain database files (Zone files for Com, Net, Org, Info & Biz) shows that over 325,000 domains contain the term ‘host’ and 137,000 domains across the same TLDs contain the term ‘hosting’.
Pre-Registering for a .host domain is completely free and non-binding. However, pre-registration is an expression of interest and doesn’t constitute a confirmed order, or assurance that a preferred name will be reserved. Radix will keep those who pre-register for a .host domain informed of the launch process, furnish personalized reminders and offer discounts and special deals, increasing the odds that a pre-registered name will be granted.
To pre-register a .host domain name visit: http://dothostregistry.com
About Radix Registry
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 31 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.