Radix in the Press


ICANN reveals new internet top-level domain name claims

Dubai-based Directi told the BBC it had also applied for 31 "mass market" gTLDs including .law, .bank and .baby. (more)

ICANN set to release list of new domain proposals

"If you look at every consumer that tries to find domain name in .com," he said, "out of every 100, about 70 are settling for a second-best name because the one they wanted is taken." Decisions for organizations are not influenced by what they want to do, he argued, but what domain name is available. "There has been no innovation in this space for the last 25 years," he said. The Internet land grab, he hopes will remake the Internet landscape into a more innovative place. "We're waiting with excitement, and are curious about what people have applied for." (more)

New Internet suffix bids include '.lol,' 'bank.'

"This is a historic moment in the evolution of the Internet," said Bhavin Turakhia, founder and CEO of Directi Group. "We have invested a significant amount of time and resources to developing intelligent, responsible, secure and thorough proposals for what could serve as the foundation for this new era on the Internet."

"Today's Internet addresses are uncategorized and say nothing about the website. In addition, it is near impossible to find available names that are short and memorable. Our research shows that over 65% of users are unable to find a name of their choice. We welcome the opportunity to usher in an era where internet addresses distinguish a plumber from a lawyer and domain names with hyphens are a thing of the past," said Turakhia. (more)

New Internet suffix bids include '.lol,' 'bank.'

"I don't think any of these will be the next dot-com," said Bhavin Turakhia, founder and CEO of Directi Group, a Dubai company that is seeking ".click," ''.baby," ''.insurance" and 28 others. "Dot-com had too much of a legacy to be outdone in a short period of time. But it has potential to be a very strong alternative and over time capture reasonable market share." (more)

Here comes .NETFLIX: New Web domain applications revealed

"Personally, I don't think any string is going to surpass .com in the near term, or even the long term," says Bhavin Turakhia, founder and CEO of India-based registrar Directi Group. "I wouldn't completely rule it out, but .com has been around for 27 years. It's the de facto standard." (more)

1,930 applications filed for net's new domain names

Directi has committed $30 million (Rs 170 crore) for this application alone. Strings applied by Directi include web, .shop, .bank, .law, .music, .news, .blog, .movie, .baby, .store, .doctor, .hotel, .play, .home .site, .website, .click, .online, .one, .ping, .space, .world, .press, .chat, .city, .deals, .insurance .loans, .app, .host, and .hosting. (more)

Companies Bet Big on Domain Names

Directi CEO Bhavin Turakhia already knows that he will be facing competition for at least two of the 31 names his company applied for, at a cost of $5.7 million. His company, which has committed $30 million to its domain name bet, has applied for such names as .blog, .hotel, . law, .music, shop and .website as well as .bank and .insurance.

Directi Group Launches Radix and Appoints ARI Registry Services for New TLD Project

"Directi is well known for breeding and nurturing highly successful business models and our plans for the new Top-Level Domain program are no different," Bhavin said. "We have set ambitious goals as part of this new Top-Level Domain project and as such we went to the market seeking a provider with the flexibility to handle our demanding business requirements and the technical capability to guarantee streamlined operation. We found many registry providers were not capable of adjusting their offerings to suit our unique project. This is why we selected ARI Registry Services for this project because their approach to business mirrors ours." (more)

Google Applies for .Google, .Docs, .YouTube and .LOL Top-Level Domains

Radix applied for 31 gTLDs, including .law, .music, .movie, .baby and .app. Just like Web.com, Radix also applied for .web, by the way. (more)

.baby, .miami among 2,000 potential new web domains

Dubai-based web hosting firm Directi, meanwhile, has spent around $30 million applying for new domains, including .law, .bank and .doctor. (more)

Web 2.0: New Internet domains may include '.lol,' '.bank'

"I don't think any of these will be the next dot-com," said Bhavin Turakhia, founder and CEO of Directi Group, a Dubai company that is seeking ".click," ".baby," ".insurance" and 28 others. "Dot-com had too much of a legacy to be outdone in a short period of time. But it has potential to be a very strong alternative and over time capture reasonable market share." (more)

Directi in race for 31 generic domain names

"We have been working at this project for over a year and a half and also have put in place a sizeable team. With 31 applications, I think we will be number one applicant in Asia and among the top 4 or 5 globally," Mr Bhavin Turakhia, Founder and CEO at Directi, told Business Line. (more)