.online goes into GA

 

28,000 Registrations in the First 30 Minutes

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 26, 2015 -- Radix's much awaited and probably its biggest TLD, .online entered General Availability earlier today. .online has smashed .club's launch record by registering 28,000+ domains in the first 30 minutes itself

After a stellar Sunrise performance, .online closed with 1130 EAP orders — the highest EAP registrations recorded by any new domain extension. Several customers even paid an additional premium registration fee to grab names like buyit.online, discuss.online, menus.online, seoul.online, liberty.online, geeks.online,over and above the Early Access Fee.

Registrars are equally excited about the launch due to the versatile appeal and the kind of interest they have already seen from customers. ".online has extensive global appeal and relevance as it applies to anyone and everyone — hence, we expect it to be a popular domain option", said Richard Stevenson from 1&1 Internet "Businesses and individuals alike will be attracted to both the clarity and vast potential for attractive new names that .online offers them".

Domain Industry giant GoDaddy that often appended 'online' to domain suggestions also thinks .online will be a good fit for their large user base. "We have seen a trend where customers select domains that are relevant and easy to remember — just like .online," said Theresa Geraghty from GoDaddy. "As the .online extension has broad appeal to a vast number of potential customers, it has the possibility of being one of the highest opening-day registrations this year."

At the time of publishing this post, .online had 31,012 Domains Under Management. .online is available at all leading registrars across the globe. The full list of registrars offering .online is available on www.nic.online


About Radix:

Radix Registry (Radix FZC) is a major participant in the new gTLD program, applying for registry rights to 22 new gTLDs and securing uncontested registry rights to .website, .press, .host, .space, .tech and .online. Radix is Asia’s largest new gTLD applicant, playing a substantial role in the global diversification of the Internet namespace.