57 Registrars have already signed up to offer .PW (branded 'the Professional Web') - the new, generic TLD backed by the Directi Group.
In just over a month since launch, the .PW Registry announced that they have already signed up more than 50 registrars from across 20 countries.
"We're off to a great start! So far we have focused on brand management registrars, and have signed-up 90% of our focus list" said Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, .PW Registry. "It was encouraging to see Key-Systems, Name.com and United Domains amongst the early adopters. We have some more 'heavy weights' signing up shortly, and the quality of the channel that carries .PW will surprise everyone."
Some prominent names in the registrar list include MarkMonitor, EuroDNS, Com Laude, CSC, Hexonet, IP Mirror, Safenames, DomainMonster, ResellerClub, EPAG, 101Domain, Lexsynergy and RU-Center. A full list of accredited registrars is available at http://www.registry.pw/registrar-list.php
"We have a single click, paper-less sign-up process. Our business rules match gTLDs, and we're running off CentralNic's EPP backend. We don't want Registrars to bear any integration costs or development effort to start selling!" added Ramchandani.
The 68 day Sunrise period will start on 3rd December, 2012 and the number of accredited Registrars is expected to grow substantially, as most registrars will participate in the general registration stage. Registrar Accreditation is still open and interested registrars can sign-up at http://registry.pw/registrars.php
About .pw - the Professional Web
.pw - the Professional Web is a TLD launched by the Directi Group in collaboration with partners. The .PW TLD has been opened globally to create a dedicated namespace for professionals and businesses to set up an online presence, with a first choice domain at an affordable price point. .PW is powered by domain name veterans like Directi and CentralNic, with industry standard best practices and policies.
With over a decade in the internet industry, Directi is a $350m+ group of businesses, providing various web products and services to millions of global users. Directi businesses include ResellerClub, LogicBoxes, BigRock, Skenzo, Media.net and Radix Registry. Over 1000 employee strong, Directi currently has 5 offices across 4 countries. Directi businesses rank amongst the fastest growing businesses worldwide in their corresponding industry segments.