Directi Selects NameJet and Afternic for Auctions and Distribution of .PW Top Level Domain
NameJet and Afternic have been tapped to provide technical and marketing services to help launch the .PW top level domain which is aimed at professionals and buinesses.
Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
NameJet, the leading domain name auction platform, and Afternic, the world´s largest premium domain marketplace, have been tapped by the .PW Registry, a Directi Business that is launching the .PW TLD (Top Level Domain) globally, to operate the sunrise and landrush auctions and offer premium name distribution of the TLD. This new extension is aimed at professionals and businesses around the world looking for first-choice domain names at affordable price points.
Through a powerful combination of resources, NameJet and Afternic will provide .PW with a comprehensive solution for the technical and marketing services needed to fully manage all stages of the .PW launch. NameJet will be operating the sunrise auctions upon the close of the sunrise period, which runs from December 3rd, 2012 through February 8th, 2013. The landrush period runs from February 18, 2013 through March 18, 2013, with NameJet auctions commencing at that time.
“NameJet is very excited to be partnering with Directi to operate the .PW sunrise and landrush auctions,” said Matt Overman, NameJet General Manager. “We believe that they have done a great job marketing .PW thus far and look forward to working with them on this and future TLD launches.”
“NameJet and Afternic will play an integral role in the Sunrise & Landrush auctions and valuation & distribution of premium .PW names,” said Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head at .PW Registry. “We’ve gone the extra mile to ensure that we partner with industry leaders on .PW and are excited to work with NameJet and Afternic, who provide the highest caliber services in their respective fields.”
“Being selected by Directi is an honor, and a testament to our leadership in all premium domain sales,” said Bob Mountain, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Account Services at Afternic. “The partnership with NameJet and Directi allows us to continue our mission of bringing more domain choices to consumers across the globe.”
For more information about Registry Services, please visit the NameJet website: http://www.namejet.com/newtlds
NameJet is a joint venture between Web.com Group, Inc. and Demand Media, Inc., who together own three leading ICANN-accredited registrars (eNom, Network Solutions and Register.com). Launched in 2007 with core auction software and technical infrastructure operating since 2004, NameJet serves domain investors, Fortune 500 companies and their representatives, small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as a diverse and global mix of individual investors. It has processed over 200,000 domain auctions, establishing itself as a trustworthy and transparent auction platform that is customer-focused and user-friendly. For more information, go to http://www.namejet.com.
Afternic is the world´s largest domain marketplace, offering millions of currently registered domains for sale through leading registrars worldwide that deliver millions of queries into the Afternic marketplace. Afternic is part of NameMedia, a leader in the acquisition, development and trading of digital real estate through a network of highly targeted websites and a marketplace for premium domain names. The company´s website development focuses on creating compelling online communities in niche categories. The company´s marketplace allows owners of premium domain names to sell domains, and for domain buyers to review the largest available inventory. Through its ownership of one of the largest domain portfolios in the world, its innovative website development platform, and its broad distribution, NameMedia now serves more than 50 million visitors to its network of websites and sells domains to customers in more than 100 countries. Headquartered outside Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, more information is available at http://www.namemedia.com.
With over a decade in the internet industry, Directi is a $350m+ group of businesses, providing various web products and services to millions of global users. Directi businesses include ResellerClub, LogicBoxes, BigRock, Skenzo, Media.net and Radix Registry. Over 1000 employee strong, Directi currently has 5 offices across 4 countries. Directi businesses rank amongst the fastest growing businesses worldwide in their corresponding industry segments. For more information, please visit http://www.directi.com.
About .pw — the Professional Web
.pw — the Professional Web, is a TLD that has been opened globally to create a dedicated namespace for professionals and businesses to set up an online presence, with a first choice domain name at an affordable price point. The .PW Sunrise is now open with 70+ accredited Registrars signed-up to be part of the Professional Web. For more information, please visit http://www.registry.pw.
matt.overman (at) namejet (dot) com
Director of Marketing
kdixon (at) afternic (dot) com
Balasubramanian.g (at) registry (dot) pw
+1 (832) 295 1535 X: 8531
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