BLOG. Partners With CentralNic To Beat New gTLDs To The Starting Line

This week and CentralNic announced a partnership under which CentralNic will provide the technical registry services to make domains available, ahead of most new gTLDs coming to market. Current plans call for the Sunrise Period to begin in late February 2014, followed by Landrush then General Availability at which point anybody can register a domain name.

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“.CO.COM is going to beat most new gTLDs to the starting line with a Landrush that is on track to open in Q4 of this year. Given CentralNic’s massive distribution network we’re only a few months away from seeing .CO.COM available at registrars around the world.”

From Michael Berkens of

“With the introduction of, companies who missed out will have a second opportunity to get a generic and global domain name ending in .com at an affordable price.”

Ken Hansen Leaves Neustar to Become CEO of Registry Registry just took it to a whole new level, as industry Veteran Ken Hansen became CEO of our company! With more than 20 years of experience in start-up ventures and growing Internet, telecom and domain name businesses, Ken leaves a Senior Director position at Neustar and GM of .NYC to lead the registry and market the new domain extension to the world.

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From Elliot Silver of

“The ( Registry scored a major coup in hiring Ken Hansen as its CEO. Ken has a ton of knowledge in this space, both on the marketing and policy side. As Gregg McNair said in the press release, “today our CEO is among the most respected and savvy operators in the registry space. Ken’s appointment along with his knowledge and understanding of the opportunity is turning heads in a sea of confusion.””

From Ron Jackson of

“In addition to having a powerful .com foundation in to build on, Goldstone has assembled an all-star leadership team to guide the new registry with Gregg McNair coming on board as Chairman and Ken Hansen being lured away from Neustar to serve as CEO. “