Breaking News: Ken Hansen to lead Registry and Assalamo Alaikum,

I would like to congratulate Ken-Hansen, Gregg McNair and Paul Goldstone for the launch of registry.  Ken Hansen has resigned his position at Neustar to lead this effort as CEO of “, LLC”, with Ken Hansen as President and Gregg McNair as Chairman

Recently I received press release from Paul Goldstone which I wanted to share with you guys.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 15 2013 – Three well known domain industry leaders have teamed up to launch the registry that will allow users to register the .com domain names they’ve always wanted!  Ken Hansen,(formerly Neustar) will lead the new venture as CEO, joining Paul Goldstone (President), and Gregg McNair (Chairman).

“When Paul asked me to work with him to build a ‘dream team’ for, I immediately thought of Ken Hansen as our leader. Today our CEO is among the most respected and savvy operators in the registry space. Ken’s appointment along with his knowledge and understanding of the opportunity is turning heads in a sea of confusion. To him the solution was so simple and obvious” McNair said.

Sixty-one countries currently offer domain names ending in “co.countrycode” such as and, with registrations for those extensions totaling over 11 million.  Additionally, each year over ten million new .com domains are registered. Registry intends to capitalize on this strong demand, and the current lack of available domains, by opening up a new tract of land in .com.

“The demand for .com names is not going away”, says Hansen.   “We intend to meet that demand by offering short memorable domain names ending in .com”.

The registry will have an open registration policy, meaning that any company, organization or individual will be eligible to register domain names like,, or   “I couldn’t be more excited with the team and the future of domains, where users will be able to pick the perfect .com domain to fit their online and branding needs,” said Goldstone. domain names are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2014. Plans call for a “Sunrise Period” for trademark holders, followed by a first-come-first-serve “Landrush Period”.  Premium domain names like,,, and, are also available.

Those who wish to receive launch updates and additional details, as they become available, can subscribe to the email list at  The team is attending ICANN Buenos Aires and is also available to meet with registrars interested in becoming distributors of domains.

About LLC – The domain registry offers businesses, organizations and individuals, short, memorable and recognizable .com domain names, through a worldwide distribution network of domain name registrars and resellers. LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.


Please direct all media inquiries to: LLC, Public Relations or +1-703-625-6312

I would like to wish them very best and success in everything they do.

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3 Responses to “Breaking News: Ken Hansen to lead Registry”

  1. Irfan says:

    Wa alaikum salam,

    I went back to my analysis of two letters and found this at my site:

    CO:? website shows up with a text ‘COMING SOON… SOMETHING NEW.”

    And, now just rechecked and found something different.

    Congrats to team for preparing to launch the TLD. I guess they will have tough competition from new gtlds.

    Anyway, AbdulBasit, nowadays, your blog seems to be covering more DN industry news. I think, its a good move.

  2. AbdulBasit says:

    That’s nice Irfan. I like your two letters analyzing. Yeah, that’s what this blog is made up for to share latest domain news and I haven’t published much but will try my best to cover latest news in future…

    I think is still better than most of the crappy gTLDs. Although it’s confusing to .CO and .COM but let’s see how things unfold by next couple of years time…

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