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January 21, 2018 02:42

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Radix appoints Sandeep Ramchandani as CEO

Radix announced today that Bhavin Turakhia will step down as CEO and that Sandeep Ramchandani will become CEO. There was also a story in the India Times about where Radix sees business for 2018. Full Release 15th Jan 2017, Dubai. Radix, the domain registry founded by serial entrepreneurs Bhavin Turakhia and Divyank Turakhia, has appointed […]

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Radix made $1,381,540 in premium revenue in the 2nd half of 2017

Radix published its premium domains report for the 2nd half of 2017. This report gives a full lowdown on all premium sales Radix TLDs for the period 1st July to 31st Dec 2017. Radix’s premium names are available through 2 main avenues: Most premiums are available via Registrars. These names renew at a premium price too Some reserved […]

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Radix crosses $1 million in premium sales in H2 2017

Radix (an advertiser here) reported their premium sales for (fiscal year second half of 2017. Some of the key highlights of this report are: Radix crosses $1 million in premium sales in H2 2017 64% renewal rate of recurring premiums sold via registrars (applicable for premiums renewing for the 1st time) .FUN emerges as the 3rd […]

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.NYC has sold 515 premium .nyc domain names for a total of $595,157

.NYC celebrated its 3rd year anniversary, so they shared a few highlights to showcase how New Yorkers have helped to build and grow the .nyc domain. The .nyc domain extension consistently ranks in the top 3 of all city domains, with just over 74,426 domains registered at the time of this writing. .NYC is behind […]

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Active new gTLD domains drop below 20 million

The number of domain names recorded in new gTLD zone files has dipped below 20 million for the first time in 18 months. The total crossed the milestone in the wrong direction January 1, according to DI’s records. As of today, there are 19.8 million domains in zone files, down from a peak of 26 […]

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.web closer to reality as antitrust probe ends

Verisign has been given the all-clear by the US government to go ahead and run the new gTLD .web, despite competition concerns. The Department of Justice told the company yesterday that the antitrust investigation it launched almost exactly a year ago is now “closed”. Verisign’s secret proxy in the 2016 auction, the original .web applicant […]

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ICANN, with $143 million budget, running out of cash

ICANN is to tighten its belt over the coming year as lower than expected revenue from domain name registrations has caused a budget shortfall and dwindling reserves. The organization is $1 million short so far in its fiscal 2018, which CEO Goran Marby says is forcing him to look at making cuts to staffing costs, […]

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Radix expected to make $12 million in revenue in 2017

Radix revealed that it has reached $11.7 million in annual revenue and will surpass the $12 million milestone before the end of  the calendar year 2017. This is the first time that Radix, a self-funded company, has shared its financial numbers. The report didn’t offer much for comparison from the previous years. And of course […]

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Battle of the #gTLDs: .XYZ versus .TOP – which one spams?

Domain investing in the new gTLDs is an acquired taste, and the market doesn’t always respond favorably. One of the earliest reactions was to the methodology used by dot .XYZ, adding free domains to matching .com owners’ accounts. That promotion was coordinated with Network Solutions, and Rick Schwartz had a few words to say. At […]

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.kids auction is off

ICANN has postponed the planned auction of the .kid(s) gTLDs after an appeal from one of the applicants. The last-resort auction had been penciled in for January 25, and there was a December 8 deadline for the three participants to submit their info to the auctioneer. But DotKids Foundation, the shallowest-pocketed of the three, filed […]

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