Radix

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Radix logo.png
Industry: Internet
Founded: 2012
Founder(s): Bhavin Turakhia
Ownership: Directi Group
Headquarters: Dubai
Country: United Arab Emirates
Website: radixregistry.com
Facebook: RadixRegistry
LinkedIn: Radix Registry
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@RadixRegistry
Key People
Bhavin Turakhia, Founder and CEO
nTLDStats
TLDs: 9
Registrations: 22,057,704

More Info: nTLDStats

Radix is a subsidiary business of Directi Group, a $300 million company based in Dubai and owner of various domain name registrars and web hosting businesses, including ResellerClub, Media.net, LogicBoxes, BigRock, Skenzo, WebHosting.info and .pw The Professional Web. Radix was established by its parent company to apply for, and become the registry operator of, 31 generic top level domain names (gTLDs) via ICANN's new gTLD expansion program.[1] It had a public launch just weeks before ICANN's "reveal day" of June 13, 2012, when all new gTLD applicants and their applications were disclosed.

The company partnered with ARI Registry Services to serve as its back-end registry service provider for all the gTLDs in its application portfolio.[2]

Proposed New gTLDs

The 31 gTLDs being applied for are:[3] .web, .shop, .bank, .law, .music, .news, .blog, .movie, .baby,.store, .doctor, .hotel, .play, .home, .site, .website, .click, .online, .one, .ping, .space, .world, .press, .chat, .city, .deals, .insurance, .loans, .app, .host and .hosting. More than $30 million was invested by the Directi in its application for the above domain name strings.

GAC Early Warning

Radix received a GAC Early Warning as an entire applicant, where each one of the applicants was flagged by the U.S. Government. This seems to be the only time a portfolio applicant had all of their applications warned. The issue does not deal with the technical capabilities or thematic content of their applications, but rather the inclusion of an email address associated with the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation. It seems that Radix included correspondence with this address as a recommendation with each of their applications.[4]

Withdrawn Applications

In May 2013, Radix withdrew from the .movie contention set; a month later it withdrew from the .play contention set. Both contention sets feature major portfolio competitors, such as Google and Amazon.[5]

Management Team

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