NameJet.com and Daniel Negari’s XYZ.COM Registry have partnered to bring the new gTLD .COLLEGE to the public. NameJet will be managing the auction process for the Sunrise and Landrush phases of launch.
Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
The .COLLEGE gTLD will be free of restrictions, and unlike .EDU, open to any organization, individual or group interested in an online presence. Groups that will benefit from the new online domain include universities and their departments, college preparation services, online learning resources, tutoring services, students and professors, and even businesses that offer internal training courses for employees. In addition, the .COLLEGE TLD will serve academic institutions all over the world, regardless of their accreditations.
According to US Census data, there were 19.7 million students enrolled in US colleges in 2012. The National Center for Education Statistics indicates that there are over 6,700 accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States alone. In addition, there are at least 500 non-accredited colleges consisting of religious and other educational institutions. Multiply these statistics by the number of departments, clubs, faculty, and other campus organizations, and it becomes apparent that .COLLEGE has tremendous potential for growth.
“We’re thrilled to be offering an innovative, competitive, and unrestricted educational domain extension,” said Daniel Negari, owner of the XYZ.COM Registry. “Making .COLLEGE available to everyone is going to create opportunities for businesses and educators that were not previously available.”
NameJet’s role in the launch will be running the auctions for both the Sunrise and Landrush phases of release, both of which are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2014. “We’re very excited to bring the .COLLEGE TLD to the NameJet marketplace,” said Matt Overman, General Manager of NameJet. “Daniel continues to be a great partner for us and we look forward to helping him achieve success in yet another new venture.”
NameJet is a joint venture between Demand Media, Inc. and Web.com Group, Inc. who each own two of four leading ICANN-accredited registrars (eNom, Name.com, Network Solutions and Register.com). Launched in 2007, with core auction software and technical infrastructure operating since 2004, NameJet serves domain investors, Fortune 500 companies and their representatives, small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as a diverse and global mix of individual investors. It has processed over 200,000 domain auctions, establishing itself as a trustworthy and transparent auction platform that is customer-focused and user-friendly.
About XYZ.COM LLC
XYZ.COM LLC is led by Founder Daniel Negari, a visionary Internet entrepreneur with years of experience in the domain name space. Located in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills, XYZ.COM is a registry operator that is bringing new unrestricted domain extensions, including .xyz, .COLLEGE and .Now to the internet.
XYZ.COM is currently accepting preregistration requests for .xyz and .College domain names at XYZ.COM and XYZ.COM/college. Both unrestricted extensions will be available for registration in 2014. Institutions and trademark holders will have the opportunity to register their .xyz and .College domain names in the sunrise periods, followed by advanced registration with no trademark requirements. The final registration period will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis to the general public.