The New Era of the Internet Dawns with the Start of Sunrise for Donuts NewTLDs at HEXONET
HEXONET to offer trademark owners early domain name registrations for the first set of iCANN approved and available new TLDs from Donuts Inc.
Vancouver, Canada December 18, 2013 -- HEXONET (http://www.hexonet.net) today announced the availability of domain name registrations for 25 of the newest top-level domains (TLDs), further signaling the start of the largest expansion to date of Internet namespaces, moving beyond generic extensions like .COM and .NET to fresh and relevant ones focused on community, geography, leisure, business and other topics of interest.
The new TLDs launching at HEXONET are from Donuts Inc., the single largest new TLD registry today. HEXONET is offering registrations for the Sunrise phase (exclusively for trademark holders) and General Availability. The company also will accept pre-registrations for TLDs that are not yet fully available.
The 25 TLDs are:
.BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES, .VENTURES, .CAMERA, .EQUIPMENT, .ESTATE, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .LAND, .TODAY, .TECHNOLOGY, .KITCHEN, .DIRECTORY, .CONTRACTORS, .CONSTRUCTION, .DIAMONDS, .ENTERPRISES, .TIPS, and .VOYAGE
“Donuts has built a reputation of being first when it comes to new TLDs," said Daniel Schindler, Donuts' Co-Founder and Executive VP of Sales & Marketing. “First in the number of new TLD applications, first in the number of fresh and relevant new TLD categories, and first in the total number of new TLDs offered. Partnering with HEXONET is another big step in making these new identities available to the customers who are looking for new and competitive options in Internet naming.”
“We are extremely excited to be launching new TLDs from Donuts so early to our clients and into our reseller distribution network,” said Robert Birkner, Chief Strategy Officer of HEXONET. “There has been lots of anticipation and interest in the new TLDs the past couple of years and now that they are coming to fruition it is great to see Donuts taking the lead. The Donuts team is stacked with industry veterans, so it's no surprise to me why they are doing things right and why the new TLDs they are offering will likely succeed."
About Donuts Inc.
Donuts is a domain name registry that is widening competition and choice in Internet identities through hundreds of new top-level domain name choices, securely operated in multiple languages and character sets. Donuts is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with offices in Southern California, Washington, D.C. and London. For more information, please visit www.donuts.co.
Since 1999, HEXONET has been a leading developer and service provider of reseller technologies for the domain industry, including domain backordering. Thousands of resellers, startups and service providers from across the world trust HEXONET as their domain platform provider. And today, HEXONET manages over 1.9 million domains for its clients. 1API GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of HEXONET.
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