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Directi applies for 31 top level domains

May 31, 2012bhavin turakhia, directi, Domaining, Domainnamewire, new top level domains, radix registry, UncategorizedComments Off on Directi applies for 31 top level domains

Radix, a Directi company, makes big investment in top level domains.

Directi Group (see disclosure) announced today that is has applied for 31 top level domain names through its new company Radix. I believe this makes it one of the biggest “portfolio” applicants for new TLDs.

The company has committed over $30 million to the new top level domain business.

In a press release, Directi co-founder Bhavin Turakhia said:

Today’s internet addresses are uncategorized and say nothing about the website. In addition, it is near impossible to find available names that are short and memorable. Our research shows that over 65% of users are unable to find a name of their choice. We welcome the opportunity to usher in an era where internet addresses distinguish a plumber from a lawyer and domain names with hyphens are a thing of the past.

Here is the list of applications:


[Disclosure: I work with Directi's online advertising businesses including I have not been involved in the company's new top level domain program and just today became aware of the strings the company is applying for.]

© 2011.

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Meet the Faces Behind the Top 10 Domain Registrars

May 21, 2010bhavin turakhia, Domaining, Domainnamewire, elliot noss, jeff kupietzky, Uncategorized, VeriSignComments Off on Meet the Faces Behind the Top 10 Domain Registrars

VeriSign interviews founders and CEOs of top domain name registrars.

com-25-verisignSome domain name registrars have boisterous CEOs with their own blogs and video blogs. Others are a bit quieter. As part of its “25 Years of .Com” celebration, VeriSign has captured the stories behind 10 of the top domain name registrars, and it’s a good opportunity to hear from the quieter CEOs in the industry.

VeriSigns “Meet the domain pioneers” features the CEOs or founders of ten domain name registrars. Among the video interviews are Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows, Bhavin Turakhia, Founder & CEO of Directi, and Jeff Kupietzky, CEO & President of

Next week VeriSign is holding a gala event in San Francisco where it will honor the “.com 25″: “remarkable innovators, entrepreneurs and companies whose inspiring contributions were fundamental in shaping the Internet and, thereby, forever changing the way we think and act as individuals and as a society.”

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