Future Media Architects (FMA) is transferring over 100,000 domains names to the Cayman Islands based registrar Uniregistry.
Uniregistry is a registrar owned by domain name investor Frank Schilling.
Future Media Architects, Inc. (FMA) is owned by domainer Thunayan K AL-Ghanim (aka “Elequa”).
FMA owns domain names such as Ibiza.com, Media.com, Multimedia.com, fm.com mp3.tv, dj.net and i.net. According to Dnjournal it owns more than 1,000 three-letter .coms and more than 2,000 each in .net and .org. Thunayan K AL-Ghanim is known to be one of the rare domainers that is not selling any of his domains.
Thunayan K AL-Ghanim mentioned in an interview at tldinvestors.com back in 2011 that he owned more than 120,000 domain names.
I did a sample check on about 1,000 domains and I found that all but three of Thunayan K AL-Ghanim’s domains that I checked have been transferred from Moniker and other registrars to Uniregistry. Considering the problems that Moniker has been having in the past few months I can’t say I blame him.
Even key domains such as fma.com, oxide.com, and FMA.NET have been transfered to Uniregistry. I found a couple of .TV domains that are still at Enom and i.net that is with Network Solutions.
Frank Schilling owns about 400,000 domains and together with his roughly 87,000 New gTLD domains that he has registered from his own extensions then we get to a total of over 500k domains. According to nTLDstats.com, Uniregistry has a total of 133,776 new gTLD domain names registered. So there are a lot of New gTLDs registered at Uniregistry from customers.
I guess Frank’s and Thunayan K AL-Ghanim’s domain names along with the domains of a couple of other big domainers are enough to put Uniregistry in the top 20 registrars in the world in just a few months of opening to the public. The 20th registrar is at about 1 million domains names at the moment.