(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Alpnames smashed through the half million mark last night in terms of domain under management. As an ICANN accredited registrar specialising in new generic Top Level Domains, Alpnames manages nearly 8% of all new gTLD names registered to date making it the second most popular new gTLD registrar after the industry giant GoDaddy and recently overtaking the first and longest standing registrar Network Solutions (part of web.com).
“We are delighted with the extraordinary growth of Alpnames” said Damon Barnard, Chief Operations Officer at Alpnames. “Our decision to focus on bringing competitively priced new domain extensions to the attention of Internet users, who might be frustrated at the lack of affordable domain names under .COM, is clearly the right one”
There is currently a massive change happening in the Internet Name space meaning that domain names can now end in almost any series of letters such as .science, .party or .club. ICANN, the body that regulates names on the internet, relaxed the rules on internet domain extensions in 2013 in order to promote competition, innovation and consumer choice. Currently, over 5.75 million domain names have been registered in nearly 640 new domain extensions.
These so called new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will form the backbone of the next generation of the Internet, opening up the web to a whole host of new possibilities.
“Alpnames is proud to be a leading player in the new era of domain names” continued Barnard. “We intend to continue bringing new domain names to Internet users at affordable prices; names that help define communities of interest online and assist Internet users in navigating to websites that provide the content or interaction that they are looking for.”
With more than 500,000 web addresses under management, Alpnames is one of the fastest growing domain name registrars in history.
Alpnames was founded in 2013 in order to provide registrar services under the new gTLD program. As well as managing a portfolio of over 500,000 domain names, Alpnames provides website hosting and SSL certificates to website owners around the globe.