Radix announced their latest generic launch, .online has already received 550+ Sunrise requests, with 10+ more days for the phase to end.
“The versatile nature of the TLD has attracted participation from brands across varied industry verticals. From automobile and technology, to finance, fashion & food, there are requests for .online from across industries and geos.”
Apple leads the pack with 50+ Sunrise requests, accompanied by esteemed brands like Bank of America, Deutsche Telekom, Dow Jones & Company, Fossil, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, H&M, Google, Pandora, Paramount, Sky Entertainment, 20th Century etc.
Here is the percentage split of sunrise applicants by industry:
.online has been amongst the most coveted new extensions in this round. Radix has gone a long way in securing .online – from beating Donuts, Iregistry & Whatbox in a private auction to buying back full rights to own and operate the TLD from JV Partners – Tucows &Namecheap.
Radix has actively been promoting .online as the hero of their portfolio across several conferences. Leading Registrars like GoDaddy, 1&1, UnitedDomains etc. have already started marketing the domain extension a month before launch, building up on pre-registrations.
Just like .site & .tech, .online will go through an Early Access Phase and then enter General Availability.
Here is the launch schedule
Sunrise ends – 17th Aug, 2015
Early Access Phase – 19th Aug to 26th Aug
General Availability starts – 26th Aug