Key-Systems Internet Solutions

The Domain-Experts

New Top Level Domains

Pre-order domain names under new extensions now

St. Ingbert, 2012-10-04, Customers of the Metaregistry RRPproxy can now submit expressions of interest for domain names in new top level domains (TLDs). RRPproxy, the reseller portal of the international domain registrar Key-Systems GmbH, allows registrars the registration and management of large domain portfolios. With the upcoming introduction of new TLDs like .APP, .WEB or .SHOP, a new Internet landscape will be created. From now on, RRPproxy customers can be a part of this development. Via the RRPproxy API and web interface, they are able to offer their customers pre-applications for domain names in more than 700 new gTLDs. Please find a list of all new gTLDs that you can pre-order via RRPproxy on www.rrpproxy.net.

The submission of a pre-application for a domain name under a new gTLD to RRPproxy is an expression of interest without any commitment. RRPproxy clients will be informed as soon as more details about policies, pricing and launch periods become available for the new gTLDs. Then they can decide if they want to convert an expression of interest for domain names in new top level domains into a binding domain name application or cancel the pre-order.

'To increase the likelihood of gaining the desired domains in the launches next year, you should now pre-order the names. The pre-application is free and can be withdrawn at any time', states Alexander Siffrin, CEO of Key-Systems GmbH.

ICANN's application process

At the moment, the evaluation of the new TLD applications by ICANN is in process. The Initial Evaluation results will presumably be released in summer 2013 and the first new gTLDs could go live in autumn 2013.

Key-Systems is an international IT company that currently manages more than 3 million domains for more than 70,000 retail/corporate customers and 1,800 resellers worldwide. The company with more than 70 employees is the second largest registrar for generic domains such as .COM or .NET in Europe and one of the 15 largest worldwide, in relation to the number of managed gTLD domain names (source: webhosting.info). Key-Systems' headquarters are located in St. Ingbert/Germany. Furthermore, the company runs two subsidiaries in the USA and Mexico. Key-Systems’ business areas include the retail customer portal domaindiscount24.com and the reseller portal RRPproxy.net. Furthermore, the company runs the TIER III SKYWAY DataCenter, the corporate domain portal BrandShelter.com, a service for registry operation (KSregistry) and the domainer software DNWorker. Key-Systems is a member of the KeyDrive S.A. holding that was created in June 2011 through the merge of Key-Systems GmbH and NameDrive S.A. The holding also includes the companies Moniker and SnapNames.