Tomorrow Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry is launching their first 2 new gTLD extensions .Sexy and .Tattoo however if you want to register one you won’t be able to do it at Godaddy.com
Godaddy.com is not carrying Uniregistry strings at the moment, nor is NetworkSolutions.com or Register.com which are part of Web.com (WWWW) or 1and1.com or UnitedDomains.com which are part of the same parent company which owns Sedo.com
Matter of fact 9 out of the top 10 domain name registrars in the world as listed by RegistrarStats.com are not handling domain name registrations for .Sexy or .Tattoo
The only top 10 domain name registrar taking .Sexy or .Tattoo registrations is Enom.com
There are plenty of domain name registrars that will be processing .Sexy and .Tattoo domain name registrations, the complete list is here.
I believe these are the 1st new gTLD’s that will launch without the participation of Godaddy and some of the other top 10 domain name registrars. It is certainly possible that over time Go Daddy will come on board and start selling Uniregistry strings. Go Daddy has expressed an interest to be a one stop shop and carry all the strings, so we will have to see when they decide to carry Uniregistry strings.
Frank will be unveiling his own registrar on March 8 which will carry all the Uniregistry strings.
Just to clarify, Uniregistry domains will be available on Enom.com, but also to all of our 20,000 resellers through the Enom API. Each reseller using our tools and APIs can choose which TLDs to market on their respective sites.
How much to reg and when is the officially time it opens to register?
Our retail price at Uniregistry will be $19.99, when we begin March 8th, but registrars may sell for more (or less).
There will be some great strings available tomorrow and I predict .SEXY becomes one of the largest new GTLDs to launch, with or without participation from Godaddy.
It will just take us a bit longer doing it the hard way. : )
Good luck to all.
oh launch time is tomorrow at 8:00AM Pacific time – 11:00AM Eastern
Let’s have some fun for a change ; )
Michael Berkens says
Best of luck tomorrow
Thought we were having fun all these years
Raymond Hackney says
Good luck Frank
Frank–thanks for your quick response and your attention which most arrogant big egocentric domainers ignore my questions and ME.
Now I FEEL so SEXY!!!
Tomorrow is my lucky day.
Bret Fausett says
More registrars are completing the onboarding process today and will be operational for the launch in the morning. That list will be updated later today.
Michael Berkens says
Ok we will check back in
:::::: StartYourSmall.Biz :::::: says
the .CO success was due (mainly) to the fact that it’s a SHORTEN version of .COM
so, I still don’t understand WHY the average people should buy a short-name/long-TLD domain
WHY one should buy (e.g.) my.TATTOO rather than MyTattoo.co ?
ouch! tucows is also not on the wagon. after Frank had given this warehousers access to InternetTraffic platform…
namecheap is reporting problems with registration of these gTLDs.
namecheap and name.com are also having an overload of incidents in these last days. don’t know if there is any connection.