August 8, 2016

Afilias acquires registry operator StartingDot

With this acquisition, the .ARCHI, .BIO and .SKI TLDs have been added to Afilias’ portfolio

Afilias today announced the acquisition of StartingDot, the Registry Operator for .ARCHI, .BIO and .SKI TLDs.

Godefroy Jordan, CEO and co-founder of StartingDot said :

StartingDot developed these three new domains to add tremendous value to specific groups and communities. Our premium price and sector-specific approach has been very successful.

The three TLDs Afilias has specifically acquired are:

  • .ARCHI which is exclusively for architects, architecture agencies, universities and other architecturally-oriented organizations.
  • .BIO that has several uses, ranging from “biologique” or organic, to “biography” or resume (CV). .BIO is unrestricted.
  • .SKI which is also unrestricted, and has been specially created for the ski industry and ski enthusiasts.

Roland LaPlante, Chief Marketing Officer of Afilias said :

Afilias has an active program for acquiring new Top Level Domains, and StartingDot is just the beginning. We are excited to be able to offer even more domain choices to registrars who serve professionals, athletes, businesses and enthusiasts of all kinds. Afilias’ experience in building new TLDs, coupled with the broader distribution available through Afilias’ registrar friendly platform, should enable all 3 of these TLDs to reach their full potential.

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