Thursday, March 1, 2012

Directi Joins the new gTLD Gold Rush

India's Directi Group has finally thrown its hat in the ring, creating a new outfit that will manage new gTLD applications from prospective clients with ARI Registry Services(formerly AusRegistry) as its Registry Services Provider.

Directi Group is a giant player in the web/Domains Industry with outfits such as reseller network ResellerClub, Indian domain registrar Big Rock,  Domain Registry/Registrar solutions provider Logic Boxes, web services industry research and statistics arm Webhosting.info and .pw ccTLD registry. With Radix, Directi will be offering an almost complete package of DNS services.

It's not yet been revealed which new gTLD strings Directi will apply for on behalf of clients.

According to PR,

ARI Registry Services has announced it has been appointed as the exclusive registry services provider for Radix, a new entity within the Directi Group, that will be focused on obtaining and running new generic TLDs.

“The Directi Group runs multiple successful businesses in the web services space including ResellerClub, LogicBoxes, BigRock and WebHosting.info.”

“Under the arrangement, Radix will aim to secure Top-Level Domains, under ICANN’s program to expand the Internet’s addressing system.”

“ARI Registry Services will provide back-end registry and technical consulting services to Radix.”
 Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, welcomed the appointment.

“This is one of the largest and most enterprising new Top-Level Domain initiatives ever announced,” Mr Kinderis said. “ARI Registry Services shares the entrepreneurial spirit shown by Radix and this latest appointment shows we are uniquely placed to support entrepreneurs seeking to tap into the multi-billion dollar domain name industry.”

“Radix needed a registry solution that is capable of handling high volumes and millions of domain names. They also required an operator with expertise, security, reliability and entrepreneurial grit. That’s why ARI Registry Services was selected as the successful candidate.”

“Directi runs some of the largest and most successful domain name registrars and web hosting companies in the world and I’m proud they have selected ARI Registry Services to support their ambitious new Top-Level Domain plans. This latest client win not only positions us as a leader in the registry services space, but reinforces the fact that you don’t have to be an existing gTLD registry in order to be successful in this program. The game is certainly changing.”

Bhavin Turakhia, Founder of Radix, said ARI Registry Services was clearly the candidate for the project following an extensive evaluation process.

“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.”

“The exact TLD strings Radix will apply for with ARI Registry Services support will remain confidential until the May 1st public unveil."


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