Tuesday, 28th June 2005 – DirectI.com (http://www.directi.com), one of the fastest growing ICANN accredited registrars and a leading web services company, today announced that it can now accept requests to register the soon to be launched European Union ccTLD- .EU, as an official accredited registrar.
The .EU TLD sunrise period will begin in the fourth quarter of 2005 and is expected to last for approximately four months.
”Getting accredited for the .EU ccTLD perfectly falls in line with DirectIÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s prime objective of continuously empowering our resellers through brand new value adds at the most attractive pricing packages. Registering for the .EU domain name will not only offer DirectIÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 18,000+ resellers our low pricing advantage but also enable them to pre-integrate the ccTLD for the benefit of their customers in the early stages of its launch,” said Bhavin Turakhia, Chairman and CEO, DirectI.
DirectIÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s low pricing advantage is evident from its introductory offer where the company will give away the .EU ccTLD at COST price with a nominal processing fee during the sunrise period. The .EU ccTLD will be available at the applicable registry price of 35 EUROS for public bodies, 45 EUROS for registered trademarks and 85 EUROS for other rights bodies.
DirectI is also the first Asian registrar to get accredited for the .EU ccTLD. This will give the companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s resellers access to the highly lucrative European market and its enormous customer base thus enhancing their business model to become increasingly global.
”We strive to offer the most up to date reseller product bouquet through continuous technological advances and feedback from our valued resellers. At DirectI, we employ a separate TLD team comprising of highly ranked specialists whose only job is to keep abreast of the latest TLD launches and industry trends. This in turn helps us to integrate newer TLDs and related services ahead of our competition,” added Bhavin.
In a bid to reinforce its key goal of assuring higher reseller revenues, DirectI is simultaneously getting accredited for most of the popular TLDs. Some of the TLDs currently in various stage of accreditation include .TRAVEL, .JOBS, .COOP and many more.
DirectI is already among the top 10 fastest growing and top 25 domain registrars with a growing list of popular ccTLDs including .US, .UK, .TW, .PK, .IN etc. apart from most of the gTLDs like .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO and .NAME.
Founded in 1998, DirectI is a privately held Web Services company with a strong reseller focus. As one of the fastest growing Domain Registrars worldwide, DirectI’s strategy focuses on providing competitively priced private-label solutions to resellers. Through a reseller network of over 18,000 resellers, DirectI serves a client base in excess of 500,000 customers in 230+ countries through the companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s valued resellers. DirectI’s current service portfolio includes Domain Name Registration, Web Hosting Solutions, Payment Gateway Services, Managed DNS Services, Domain Forwarding, E-Mail Solutions and various other services. For further details, please visit: http://www.directi.com.