.WS is making their push into the Chinese market and a press release that came out stated that in the past 3 months .WS registrations have increased by 1500%.
The initial auctions contain LL names like MB and DX, there are NNN names like 887 and 288. I am interested to see where these auctions close and what the bidding action looks like. I have never owned a .WS domain, I have never been paid by their registry for full disclosure. I do like seeing registries reinvigorate their marketing strategy. It is a very competitive market and you cannot just sit back and hope for registrations, I think some wish other extensions would step up their marketing and promotion game.
NameJet Partners with .WS Registry To Release 2 and 3 Character Domains In No Reserve Auctions
Kirkland, WA (PRWEB)
Utilizing NameJet’s award-winning auction technology, the .WS registry is releasing for the first time a limited number of 2 and 3 character domains to the public at onetime only premium fees. Available names include 2-character double consonant domains, 3-character triple consonant and triple number domains.
The Chinese domain market has ignited demand in .WS domains. In the past 3 months .WS registrations have increased by 1500%. The domains in this current offering represent some of the most desirable strings in the Chinese market represented by repeating characters and an abundance of names containing the Chinese lucky number 8.
“NameJet has done an outstanding job of tapping into the Chinese domain market, and we’re thrilled to be working with them,” said Alan Ezeir, President of Global Domains International.
These initial 22 names represent the first of several top tier .WS domains that will be offered exclusively through NameJet. All of these names are available for backorder now with the first auctions closing March 14, 2016.
In addition, Global Domains International today opened up 3 Letter and mixed 2 Character domains for onetime premium registration fees. Please check participating registrars for availability and pricing at https://www.website.ws/registrars .
Recently, 5 character numeric .WS domains were made available for the first time. Initial demand for these domains has been strong and there are still some great combinations available. Please visit https://www.website.ws/premium to track the availability of .WS domains and to download lists of .WS domains that are currently available to register in select classes.
NameJet, LLC, a joint venture between eNom, Inc., a subsidiary of Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) and Network Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW), is the world’s leading domain name auction platform. Launched in 2007, NameJet has since processed more than 200,000 domain auctions on its award-winning and easy-to-use website. With an exclusive inventory of expired and deleted domains from several of the largest registrars, plus top-quality premium name listings and drop-catching services, NameJet is the industry’s most trusted auction and aftermarket services provider.
About Global Domains International:
Global Domains International, headquartered in California, is the official registry for all .WS domains. Originally assigned to the country of Western Samoa, Global Domains International contracted with Samoa to make .WS domains available worldwide on March 9, 2000.