It’s .PARTY time!
Thursday, 10th April 2014 Gibraltar: You may not have noticed but there is a quiet revolution on the Internet. Now, anyone can apply for web addresses associated with their interests and hobbies, industry sectors, events and locations. One such generic Top Level Domain, or gTLD as they are known, is .Party which was locked in a battle over the right to operate it, until today.
Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners (one of the largest portfolio applicant groups leading this revolution with 57 applications) is delighted to announce the successful resolution of the contention set for the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) .Party.
Domain Venture Partners along with Blue Sky Registry are pleased to announce an agreement with Oriental Trading Company, Inc for the acquisition of the .PARTY top level domain name registry whereby Oriental Trading Company, Inc has agreed to withdraw its application. Domain Venture Partners looks forward to launching and operating the .PARTY gTLD for the benefit of all stakeholders.
“Famous Four Media is excited to add .PARTY to the list of Top Level Domains that it will be launching in 2014″ said Geir Rasmussen CEO, Famous Four Media. “.PARTY will complement the other lifestyle registries under the control of Domain Venture Partners.”
Andy Churley, CMO, Famous Four Media, expanded “the opportunities with this registry are almost boundless. It has an appeal all the way up the user chain from individuals (www.andysbirthday.party), corporates (www.ffmlaunch.party) and communities (www.redsoxfans.party), right up to institutions (www.political.party). Furthermore, we do not see registration use being limited to people or entities but to individual events (www.sydneynewyear.party) and locations (www.oceanvillage.party) as well. The opportunity for every party to have its own web address is extremely exciting. Most importantly we think it’s going to be a whole lot of fun! “
The resolution of .PARTY brings Famous Four Media’s tally of uncontested gTLDs to thirteen, with a further 44 applications in the pipeline. Famous Four Media launched its .BID, .TRADE and .WEBCAM gTLDs in March 2014.
The .PARTY gTLD will be launched in the latter part of 2014, although many domain name registrars are already accepting pre-registrations for registrants that want to secure their .PARTY domain name. A list of Famous Four Media’s accredited domain name registrars can be found here: http://www.famousfourmedia.com/registrars/accredited-registrars/
About Famous Four Media
Famous Four Media Limited was set up in 2011 by a small group of recognized domain name experts and successful financiers to actively provide products and services to TLD Registry operators under ICANN’s new generic Top Level Domains (“gTLD”) program.
Drawing on the best from both Registries and Registrars, Famous Four Media’s management team has extensive experience in the domain name industry having successfully launched, marketed and operated generic TLDs under previous rounds and having managed some of the largest corporate and retail domain name registrars in the world.
The 57 gTLD applications, that are currently under Famous Four Media Limited management, include some of the most interesting and valuable domain suffixes, such as .ACCOUNTANT, .BID, .DATE, .DOWNLOAD, .FAITH, .LOAN, .MEN, .PARTY, .REVIEW, .SCIENCE, .TRADE, .WEBCAM and .WIN
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