.HOST timeline released as Pioneer Program
kicks off

 

Radix sees substantial interest in early registration opportunity.

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 12, 2014 -- Radix, the largest new gTLD registry from Asia, announced the launch timeline for .host, starting with the opening of their Pioneer Program which starts today. The Sunrise phase will start June 24 and last for 60 days, with Landrush following (launching on 26 August, 2014).

The .host Pioneer Program (http://dothostregistry.com/pioneer) presents an opportunity for industry and regional leaders to secure .host domains early - during this initiation program, pioneers are invited to start using their brand domain assets well before Landrush.

The program also provides a chance at claiming premium domain name assets and “category killers,” like web.host, cloud.host, server.host, app.host, etc.

Thus far, Radix has already received a substantial amount of inquiries regarding the Pioneer Program and is anticipating a successful early adoption.

The timing of the launch corresponds directly with one of the largest international hosting conferences, HostingCon, taking place on June 16, 2014 in Miami. Radix will be major sponsor of the event and welcomes anyone attending to meet the team at their booth #319.

The Sunrise phase is a 60-day application period during which trademark holders may register their brand.host names. The Landrush phase will follow starting Aug. 26, 2014 when, anyone may register important and generic domain names. Depending on demand, domains may be allocated through auction or on a “first-come, first-served” basis during this phase.

About .host

The .host TLD (http://www.dothostregistry.com) offers an exclusive and definitive online namespace for the global hosting community. It caters to all members of the hosting community across the globe, including web hosts, datacenters, cloud providers, XaaS providers, community forums, news and research websites, events, and more. The .host extension provides instant industry recognition, higher recall value and improved search rankings.

About Radix

Radix (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 29 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.