Afternic Expands Reach in Indian Sub-Continent Region with Partnership & Launch of .DESI

Partnership with NameJet & .DESI to Leverage Domain & Provide Launch Strategy

Afternic today launched an exclusive partnership with NameJet and Desi Networks, LLC to leverage its technology and distribution network to a new premium domain extension – .DESI. This partnership allows Afternic, the industry’s largest reseller network, to promote .DESI premium domains to a vast audience of potential buyers.

This new generic top-level domain (gTLD), “Desi”, is derived from Sanskrit and refers to the culture, people and products originating from the Indian sub-continent. Translated as “one from our country”, it has strong cultural relevance and further promotes the impact of emerging markets to the global community. “We wanted to find a partner who understood the value proposition and shared our long term vision for dot-DESI,” said .DESI Chief Operating Officer Sid Ohri. “We believe Afternic provided us with one of the best global platforms to launch dot-DESI. When combined with NameJet’s premier auction services we knew this was the right choice for dot-DESI.”

With this strategic partnership, Afternic plans to identify, appraise and broker the most valuable strings in .DESI, maximizing the revenue opportunity for this fast-growing region. Additionally, Afternic is set to promote the .DESI gTLD to its global network of registrars and hosting companies, maximizing the breadth of the Afternic global distribution network with NameJet, a long-standing partner and auction provider for the Sunrise period, where brand and trademark owners can secure their names. Next is the Landrush period, a way to purchase available domain names early. Last, general availability, where registrations open to the public and premium auctions occur.

Furthermore, Afternic’s technology and distribution network better streamlines domain trading through transparent, scalable processes, which opens up more quality domain inventory to millions of potential buyers around the world.

“This new domain name extension opens new doors to businesses entering the Indian sub-continent region,” said Afternic Chief Revenue Officer Bob Mountain. “In addition to dot-COM, and dot-ORG, registrants can now choose a relevant domain that resonates with ethnic communities. Our goal is to make more premium domains mainstream and accessible to the general public.”

See full Press Release here.


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Additional New TLDs Added to Afternic

Over the past few weeks Afternic has added support for more New TLDs including: .ACADEMY, .CENTER, .COMPANY, .COMPUTER, .MANAGEMENT, .SYSTEMS, .UNO, .MENU, .CAB, .DOMAINS, .LIMO, and .MEX.COM.  Afternic customers can now buy and sell domains with these extensions on the world’s largest premium domain aftermarket.

Stay tuned for more extensions coming soon!

New Austrian gTLD .WIEN to Launch on Afternic

Afternic Providing Pricing Expertise & Domain Name Launch Strategy for New Premium Name

Afternic is the official launch partner of the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) .WIEN. As announced at the Domain Pulse conference, Afternic has been selected to develop and implement an international, premium domain name strategy.

The .WIEN domain, the German name for Austria’s capital city Vienna, is being launched under the slogan “Our City. Our Domain.” It serves as a strong message for residents, local businesses and those wishing to establish a presence in Vienna, known as one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals with nearly 2 million citizens and a bustling business climate.

Afternic is identifying, appraising and marketing the most valuable domain for the new .WIEN extension. Doing this enables local and regional businesses to promote their services online. Once the gTLD reaches general availability, currently scheduled for July 2014, the .WIEN premium domain name will be listed on the Afternic marketplace and made available to accredited registrars. CEO Ronald Schwaerzler commented, “We recognize the importance of a solid, premium-pricing domain name strategy supporting the successful launch of a new gTLD. We know Afternic is the right choice and is a true industry leader and highly-regarded brokerage company. With Afternic’s expertise, .WIEN domain names are sure to find their best buyers.”

“This new domain name is exactly what the gTLD expansion is all about, creating something online that is relevant, like .WIEN for Vienna,” said Afternic Chief Revenue Officer Bob Mountain. “With our broad international audience and a firm foothold in the German-speaking world, Afternic can create global demand and ensure appropriate allocation for this valuable asset.”

See full Press Release here.

Additional New TLDs Added to Afternic

Over the past few weeks Afternic has added support for more New TLDs including: .DIAMONDS, .ENTERPRISES, .TIPS, .VOYAGE, .CAREERS, .PHOTOS, .SHOES and .RECIPES.  Afternic customers can now buy and sell domains with these extensions on the world’s largest premium domain aftermarket.

Stay tuned for more extensions coming soon!

Afternic/GoDaddy Weekly Sales: February 24, 2014 – March 2, 2014

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of February 24, 2014 to March2, 2014

Afternic and GoDaddy’s sales totaled $2,046,716.

The top public sale this past week was which sold for $20,800.

.TIPS and .TODAY  made their debut on the sales report – sold for $8,200 and sold for $4,005.

Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.