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.pw, the TLD Managed by Radix Registry, Announces Single Character Domain Names Auction

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.pw, the TLD Managed by Radix Registry, Announces Single Character Domain Names Auction

The .pw Registry is pleased to announce the auction of its single character domain names starting July 12, 2013.

Hard to come by in any top level domain (TLD), single character domain names have sold for high auction prices, irrespective of the TLD. The names P.pw and W.pw, for example, have already been sold for $8000 each. U.pw, the domain name of viral social media site Upworthy, was also sold recently for an undisclosed amount.

Upworthy co-founder and CEO, Eli Parisier said, "U.pw is a terrific branding opportunity for us. It's as short as you can get, easily recognizable, and really cool."

.pw, a TLD managed by Radix Registry, has seen over 250,000 domain names being registered within the first 3 months since the start of its General Availability phase, making it the most successful TLD launch since .co.

The new domain names will be available through NameJet. All applicants wishing to participate in the .pw single character auction need to register on Namejet before July 12, 2013 for the auction lasting from July 12, 2013 to July 16, 2013. Here's the complete list of domains up for auctions: http://www.namejet.com/Pages/Auctions/pwfeaturedauctions.aspx.

Register for the auction at NameJet here: https://www.namejet.com/Pages/Login.aspx?.

About .pw - the Professional Web:
.pw - the Professional Web, is a TLD that has been opened globally to create a dedicated namespace for professionals and businesses to set up an online presence, with a first choice domain name at an affordable price point. The .PW Landrush is now open with more than 110 accredited Registrars signed-up to be part of the Professional Web. For more information, please visit http://www.registry.pw.

About Radix:
Radix is an active participant in ICANN's process to expand the Internet naming system, and will aim to obtain rights to operate several new generic domains. Radix will leverage Directi's rich domain expertise, and will be led by an able team that has helped flourish some of Directi's existing registrar and web hosting businesses.

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