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News from 2014

Radix Awards Contracts for .website, .host, .space, and .press to CentralNic

Source: CircleID.

[March 25, 2014 ] Radix FZC (“Radix”) has exclusively signed a Registry Service Provision contract with CentralNic Group PLC, for Radix’s four uncontested Top Level Domains, empowering customers globally to register domain names ending .website, .press, .host or .space (as alternatives to traditional endings like .com and

  • .website is a true alternative to the .com TLD; it is open and available to all for the full range of possible uses
  • The .press TLD will provide its users with a platform to share opinions and disseminate information.  The primary target market will comprise of journalists, bloggers, media professionals, news providers and book publishers
  • The exclusive new gTLD for the web-hosting industry, .host, is aimed to be the extension of choice for web hosts, Approved Scanning Vendors (“ASVs”), Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”), cloud service providers and other such entities
  • .space will serve to provide both individuals and organisations across the globe with a blank canvas to create their own online space

Commenting on the exclusive agreement with Radix, CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford said: “Radix is one of the most experienced and best resourced companies in the new generic Top-Level Domain (“gTLD”) space, as well as having a deep understanding of the domain industry.  In fact, Radix’s gTLD applications include every one of the top 7 “most valuable new gTLDs,” as rated by domain valuation experts Sedo. CentralNic is excited to be able to continue to realise its objective of increasing the number of domain extensions on our global distribution platform by adding these fantastic TLDs to the portfolio that we offer to retailers (“registrars”) globally.”

Bhavin Turakhia, Founder and CEO of Radix said: “Radix decided to award these contracts to CentralNic following our excellent experience partnering with them on the .pw and domain extensions.  They have proved to us the value of their integrated global registrar network, their technical strength, their deep expertise in selling domains, and their ability to work with our people as a united team.”

The first of the Radix TLDs is expected to launch through CentralNic in Q2 2014.  Domain name retailers around the world will obtain .website, .host, .space and .press domain names via the CentralNic platform to sell to end users.

About Radix

Radix Registry (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.

Radix boots ARI in favor of CentralNic

Source: Domain Name Wire.

[March 24, 2014 ] CentralNic picks up contracts for new TLDs from rival.

New top level domain name applicant Radix has selected CentralNic to be the backend registry provider for its .website, .host, .space and .press top level domain names.

Radix had originally said that ARI Registry Services would be the technical services provider for all of its top level domain names.

With that in mind, it was somewhat surprising when Radix chose CentralNic to power its .pw launch in 2012. That relationship was apparently successful and a sign of things to come.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of Radix’s domain names switch to CentralNic as they roll out in the future.

CentralNic, mostly known for powering third level domain names registrations such as and, went public in September. It is banking on new TLDs for future growth.

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CentralNic signs registry service contract with Radix for .website, .press, .host and .space

Source: StockMarketWire.

CentralNic In Deal To Offer Four Radix Registry Domain Names On Platform

Source: London South East.

CentralNic Group buys new domain names

Source: Digital Look.

Radix Awards Contracts for .Website, .Host, .Space, and .Press to CentralNic

Source: The Domains.