MUMBAI and SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, the .TECH extension marks a year since it launched to the general public in 2015. Amidst adoption by reputed brands like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the CEO of OnePlus Carl Pei and YouTubers like Austin Evans, .TECH has managed to see over 150,000 registrations in under a year, making it the 5th most used new domain extension.
The extension was highly contested with Google, Uniregistry, Donuts and TLDH also applying for it. .TECH caters to the tech industry - specifically 1.35M+ technology startups, 18.2M+ developers, 200K tech establishments and thousands of technology evangelists, bloggers and universities.
During the first phase of launch, .TECH saw registrations from reputed brands like Apple, Yahoo, eBAY and Microsoft. Since then many of the big players in the tech industry have started using a .TECH extension - including Microsoft, Viacom, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and The Next Web (TNW). On the shift from cesweb.org to ces.tech for CES 2017, Jeff Joseph, SVP, Consumer Technology Association said, "We stand for innovation and the difference made possible by technology. The Consumer Electronics Show is well-known as the world's foremost innovation event and we're happy to have settled for a domain that's more relatable & that conveys what we stand for in a succinct way."
This hasn't been all for .TECH, Influencers like John Maeda; University tech clubs from Warwick University and King's College London; Startups like Blue, Between and Genesis have all flocked to the .TECH extension for their primary website. YouTubers like Austin Evans, Edgar Oganesyan and Dom Esposito have used the .TECH domain extension as an ingenious way to redirect to their YouTube channels.
.TECH has maintained a global presence at renowned events like TechCrunch Disrupt, Websummit and RISE, among others. It actively partners with University Hackathons as their domains partner, as it has in the past with Princeton, John Hopkins and the University of Toronto.
The .TECH domain extension caters to the tech industry, giving startups and businesses an opportunity to give their URL an identity that resonates with their target group, leaving them with greater visibility and higher brand recall. .TECH is available at all major registrars like GoDaddy, Name.com and Namecheap among others. To learn more visit http://www.get.tech.
Radix (Radix FZC) is a portfolio registry for new domain extensions and has secured uncontested registry rights to .TECH, .ONLINE, .STORE, .SPACE, .SITE, .PRESS, .HOST and .WEBSITE.
Lenold Sequeira Vaz