Radix a new gTLD registry announce today that is has acquire the new gTLD .Tech
The ICANN auction for .Tech was held last month with the winning bid of $6,760,000 being placed by dot Tech LLC, which is owned by the same principals of the company the operate the .UNO registry.
The other applicants for .Tech were Donuts, Uniregistry, Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds + Machines) and Google .
Radix either bought the registry post auction or pre-auction
Either way its a great win for Radix.
The new gTLD .Technology which has already been launched by Donuts, has over 20,000 registrations according to ntldstats.com
According to a press release we received by Radix, .Tech “is an extension dedicated to the technology community, created and conceived for use by startups, software, hardware, hi-tech corporations and technical professionals.
“We are delighted to add .tech to our TLD portfolio. This new extension will represent the ever growing community of users who truly understand the power of the internet, and appreciate the value of a powerful identity online. As a techy at heart, this is an extension that I can personally relate and connect with the most.” states Bhavin Turkahia CEO of Radix Registry.
There are close to 800,000-registered domain names that include the word “tech” with an estimated 200,000 such new domains registered every year.
Apart from working with its Registrar partners, Radix plans to enthusiastically market .tech directly to its target users via advertising, direct marketing campaigns and events that attract the tech enthusiasts and start up communities like SXSW and Tech Crunch’s Disrupt.
Slated for a Q1 2015 launch, .tech is Radix’s 5th uncontested extension after .press, .host, .website and .space.