.ME reaches one million milestone!

Last Thursday, March 31, the .ME registry informed us they passed the one million milestone. Congratulations from all of us at Realtime Register! To celebrate this success with the  .ME registry we have a great offer for .me, until June 30 2016 new registrations are only 6,99 EUR!

Read more about the background of  .ME in this infographic.

Some background information about .me

 

Cutting deals from the start

Meeting colleagues and like-minded entrepreneurs is an important means of learning about the latest ins and outs of the industry. It also helps you make new connections, and form new alliances to boost your business potential.
As a first proof of how beneficial this can be for you, we offer you a 50% discount if you come to the HostingCon Europe conference, due 22 and 23 September. Simply fill in our coupon code Resello-EU15, and pay 50% less!
So to summarize, we offer you a deal to find revenue growth opportunities, for only half the entrance fee. Register today!

https://www.hostingcon.com/hostingconeu-2015/account/register/Resello-EU15

Meet us at WHD local. Get your free ticket.

Thursday 3 September, Realtime Register staff will be present at the WHD.local in Amsterdam. We heartily invite you to attend, too. Register at the WHD.Local site using our coupon code LO26FS7G and you get free, unlimited access!

Your ticket includes:

  • free access
  • free attendance to talks and ensuing networking opportunities
  • free snacks and drinks
  • free transport to and from the ISPC / WHT SUMMER SPLASH BBQ.

Please register your spot for the shuttle at the Eventbrite site. A shuttle bus will take you to ISPC / WHT SUMMER SPLASH BBQ, organized by webhostingtalk.nl and ISP Connect. So you can talk to industry colleagues in an informal setting.

We hope to meet with you at either of the events!

When pigs can fly…

Ever wondered why the mascot of .CO is a piggy with wings?

.CO is more than just an ending for your URLIt all started in 2009, when the Colombian government issued a bid for the country code domain extension .CO. Juan Diego Calle, co founder, and former CEO of .CO Internet SAS, realized how hard it became to get a good short dot com domain name. Remember, it was 2009, and all the new TLDs were not even a blip on the internet radar. He had a ‘light bulb moment’ realizing that Colombia’s ccTLD could also mean “company”.

This was the base of their successful entry strategy, positioning .CO as a strong domain brand for young, challenging (internet) companies, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Being a “hip” alternative for a .COM domain name.

As many start-ups, the fledgling registry met a lot of skepticism. It should be around that time that the people of CO Internet SAS were often told: “dot CO as an alternative for .COM? … Yeah when pigs can fly”. The people of .CO took the challenge, worked hard, and proved all naysayers wrong. Currently, over 1.8 million .CO domain names are registered, ranking the extension at number 21 of all TLDs.

And the flying pig? It became their charming mascot, a popular giveaway at all trade shows where .CO is represented. Now in 2015 .CO celebrates its fifth anniversary, congratulations on a job well done, and keep flying high!

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„New TLDs, survival of the fittest?“

night.TALK at WHD.global 2015 hosted by Realtime Register; an entertaining discussion

Many thanks to the panel members for sharing their insights about the viability of the new extensions:
Crystal Peterson @clynnpete, Director of Neustar
Neha Naik @neha_naik, Director Channel Partnerships Radix
Vern Jurovich @jurovich, Chief Operating Officer Uniregistry
Daniel Federer @SIDN, Key Account Manager SIDN
Ulrich Retzlaff @uliretzlaff, Director of Channel Management PIR