London – 30th April 2013 – Domainbox.com, the cloud based wholesale domain name registration and management platform owned by the Host Europe Group, today announces its selection by Nominet Registrar Services Ltd (NRS), the subsidiary set up by Nominet to provide a reseller system for .wales and .cymru domains.
.wales and .cymru are due to launch as part of ICANN’s new Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) programme (http://newgtlds.icann.org/) in early 2014. The reseller system will allow registrars who are not ICANN accredited to resell .wales and .cymru domain names via Nominet Registrar Services Ltd, a subsidiary company set up by Nominet to provide reselling opportunities. The Domainbox.com platform will allow resellers to register and manage domain names seamlessly via a comprehensive SOAP and/or EPP based interface or via a Web 2.0 administrative portal.
Matt Mansell, Head of Domain Strategy for the Host Europe Group commented: “Our robust cloud based platform already processes over 25,000 new domain registrations a week, via more than 10 million API commands. NRS is one of a growing number of domain registries who have recently selected us as their reseller system of choice, and we are delighted to welcome them as a new customer.”
“We held a competitive tender process to choose our supplier for Nominet Registrar Services Ltd. The Domainbox.com platform meets our criteria and provides functionality that we believe will be beneficial to our registrars” commented Eleanor Bradley, Chief Operating Officer, Nominet.
Nominet Registrar Services Ltd. is expected to go live in the second half of 2013, allowing resellers ample time to integrate into the platform prior to the launches of .wales and .cymru.