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Radix Registry Announces Launch of Pre-Registration for .host Domains

Radix Registry, operators of the upcoming .host TLD are pleased to announce the launch of pre-registration for .host domain names.

.host is the new TLD created specifically for the hosting industry, and one of three uncontested strings applied by Radix. Once active, .host aims to be the preferred domain extension for web hosts, ASPs, ISVs, cloud service providers, data centers and other entities within the web hosting industry. .host domains offer short, memorable names, increased search efficiency, and better categorization and branding for the hosting community. The launch of .host pre-registration begins on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at HostingCon, the hosting industry's largest tradeshow.

Mr. Bhavin Turakhia, Founder, Chairman & CEO, of Radix Registry explains: "The hosting industry is one of the most internet dependent industries, with a majority of its lead generation, marketing and customer engagement activities taking place online. We were really surprised to find out that we were sole applicants for such a powerful extension. The team worked extra hard to move up our pre-registration and make it coincide with Hostingcon."

Attendees of HostingCon, which is held in Austin Texas, from June 17-19, 2013, will have the opportunity to pre-register .host domains in person at any of the dedicated kiosks at the Radix booth. Anyone not in attendance, may pre-register online at http://dothostregistry.com.

Research from the Registry domain database files (Zone files for Com, Net, Org, Info & Biz) shows that over 325,000 domains contain the term 'host' and 137,000 domains across the same TLDs contain the term 'hosting'.

Pre-Registering for a .host domain is completely free and non-binding. However, pre-registration is an expression of interest and doesn't constitute a confirmed order, or assurance that a preferred name will be reserved. Radix will keep those who pre-register for a .host domain informed of the launch process, furnish personalized reminders and offer discounts and special deals, increasing the odds that a pre-registered name will be granted.

To pre-register a .host domain name visit: http://dothostregistry.com

Radix

About Radix – Started in 2012, Radix is one of the world's leading nTLD portfolio registries. Radix is part of the Directi Group, which is currently valued at $1.4 billion. Through several years of active bidding, Radix has won the global and exclusive rights to 9 new internet domain extensions that include .ONLINE, .STORE, .TECH, .WEBSITE, .SPACE, .PRESS, .SITE, .HOST, and .FUN; as well as 1 re-purposed ccTLD, .PW. Radix's annual revenue for the calendar year 2017 was over $12 mn. Visit Page

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