12 Registrar Signup With TLDH; 7 With Minds + Machines; 25 New gTLD To Launch 1Q
The Directors of Top Level Domain Holdings (AIM: TLDH) announced the company has Registry-Registrar Agreements (“RRA’s”) with an initial twelve ICANN-accredited registrars in the US, Europe and Asia.
The Company plans to expand its registrar network in 2014 to complement its own direct sales channel to market through its wholly-owned registrar, Minds + Machines Registrar Limited.
Of the initial 12 registrars that have signed RRAs, 7 have signed up with Minds + Machines OPEN Priority Reservation Platform, thereby extending the reach of its Priority Reservation program.
Currently reservations are being taken for five yet-to-launch top-level domains through the OPEN Priority Reservation Platform.
The Company expects this number to increase significantly as a result of the interest being shown in the platform by registrars and other operators of new generic top-level domains.
The Directors expect to see the first of its portfolio of 25 uncontested top level domains in which it has an interest launch in Q1 2014 with a rolling program of launches continuing throughout the year.
The Group will continue to participate in private auctions during the first half of 2014 to resolve contention on the Company’s 43 wholly-owned gTLD applications currently contested between itself and one or more other parties.
Shares of TDLH as down 5% in trading today