.Online Receives 550+ Sunrise Requests - A Fortnight still to go!

 

Radix's latest launch .online surpasses 550+ Sunrise requests & sees demand from leading brands across varied industry verticals. Apple leads the pack with 50+ requests for .online

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2015 -- Radix announced their latest generic launch, .online has already received 550+ Sunrise requests, with 15 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:

The versatile participation is an early indicator that the TLD strongly resonates with brands and they feel the need to secure their .online. With 15 days still to go, Radix expects some more last minute orders to further bump up the number, making .online a strong sunrise performer among other new domain launches.

.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

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.