Zodiac Registry is pleased to announce that 15,000 .wang domain names have been registered during the first 24 hours of its General Availability, which started on 00:00, June 30, Beijing time. Within the first 2 hours, more than 7,000 domain names were taken.
"We are very pleased with our day one performance in an unprecedented and over-crowded new gTLD launch space", commented Eugene Li, CEO of Zodiac Registry, "thanks to our team and our partners. It's an impressive debut, considering the market conditions and the constraints we have."
.wang is the first Zodiac-operated gTLD that has entered General Availability. An ingenious Chinese pinyin with multiple meanings, .wang's successful launch demonstrates its appeal to not only the Chinese but also to the broader market.
"This is a good start", says Eugene Li, "but it's just the beginning. We are continuing to expand our registrar network and we hope by the end of this year, .wang will be among the top five new gTLDs."
Dubbed "the king of the net", .wang has no registrant eligibility criteria so it is open for everyone to register. It is also strategically priced as an affordable new gTLD. Only a very small number of premium names are reserved by the registry so many great domain names, including three-character ones, are still available.
About Zodiac Registry
Zodiac Holdings Limited and its affiliates were founded in 2008 in anticipation of the launch of the ICANN new gTLD program. Zodiac is the single largest new gTLD applicant with a total of 15 applications that are uniquely positioned to serve the Chinese speaking Internet users around the globe. Zodiac has a core team of domain industry veterans with its headquarters in Beijing. Learn More
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