Radix FZC is a Directi Business whose mission is to become the registry operator of a variety of top level domains. Radix will be an active participant in ICANN's process to expand the internet naming system, and will aim to obtain rights to operate several new generic domains. Radix will leverage Directi's rich domain expertise, and will be led by an able team which has helped flourish some of Directi's existing registrar and web hosting businesses.
".cloud will have a wide appeal. It could help identify companies and organizations that provide services in the “cloud”. Likewise, .cloud could be ideal for consumers who wish to “name their cloud” or their personal piece of the Internet. A .cloud domain could also help identify networking or interest groups who are connected by the “cloud”, i.e. entrepreneurs.cloud – a networking group for entrepreneurs."
As found on CloudNames' web site, "the purpose of .global is for organisations aiming for or commanding an existing global presence. Furthermore, .global is ideal for any business that was unable to secure their .com address."
Thank to Bret Fausett (Internet.pro) for spotting this new generic Top-Level Domain.
"According to CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney, CUNA’s move to reserve a credit union specific top-level domain, such as .creditunion, ensures this important identifier will stay in credit union hands and will allow the credit union movement to collectively take full advantage of the next stage of the Internet’s development and growth."
Did you know it is already possible to pre-order "new" domain names from the ICANN new generic Top-Level Domains program? This post will certainly not be commenting pre-orders but I believe it is important to know that they are offered and it is suspected more offers of this kind soon start to see the day.
Last minute info: according to an info published in a twitt by Rob Beckstrom (ICANN's CEO) yesterday, the reveal date is maintained before the meeting in Prague. "Reveal day" is when all applications are published online and all applicants known.
Those who Ski are going to have their personnalized domain names ending in .SKI. I already imagine a www.pyrenées.ski :-)
The project is brought by StartingDot, a startup who raised 1,5 million Euros to developp five new generic Top-Level Domains.
The.SKI new gTLD is a community application who first saw the day with Adrenaline TLD. Rob Rozicki, its initiator will also provide consulting for a marketing consultancy dedicated solely to Top Level Domains.
They provide support:
Le Conseil général de Savoie ;
L’association professionnelle des domaines skiables de France;
Godaddy, world's No. 1 ICANN-accredited domain name registrar for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ and .US domain extensions plans to apply for 3 Top-Level Domains. One of them is .GODADDY according to this press release.
.BIT is a Top-Level Domain project using Bitcoin: "an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world". Bitcoin is a progam which uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority.