November 2013 – Famous Four Media announced a collaborative approach with 101domain.com to promote and jointly develop and market the new FFM generic Top Level Domain (TLD) portfolio. The suffixes represented by FFM include some of the most relevant in the domain name industry, such as .accountant, .bid, .date or .download, 12 of the 57 applied for strings are uncontested.
The first uncontested new FFM generic TLD will be .BID, with Sunrise expected to start in early 2014. With its strings FFM and 101domain.com will offer a new naming options spectrum which will increase security and reliability. The new generic Top Level Domain (TLD) program will increase online business opportunities and improve online marketing efforts as it opens new opportunities in the domain name system.
“101domain.com will support FFM business with its more than 15 years of experience providing domain name solutions worldwide and online brand protection for corporations for tens of thousands of clients,” said Andy Churley, Chief Marketing Officer at Famous Four Media. “We are delighted to welcome 101domain.com to our Registrar ecosystem; its experience, focus and consumer oriented approach will be crucial in guiding and educating end users in the new generic TLD landscape.”
Under this new deal, 101domain.com will provide their global customer base of corporate clients, resellers and individuals with registration services in the diverse domain suffixes provided by Famous Four Media under the new generic TLD program. To support this new joint deal, Famous Four Media and 101domain.com will conduct joint PR and Marketing activities to promote their business activities.
“101domain is pleased to be supporting Famous Four with the launch of some of the most popular new gTLDs in the marketplace. We feel that the collaboration between us will help bring awareness to consumers of brand new unlimited possibilities for thousands of new names.
"Our unique approach in focusing on consumers in the development process has made our website the most comprehensive and intuitive up-to-date informational site for new gTLDs. The end user can easily pre-order domains in any launch phase and monitor updates through our new gTLD newsletters. We are also fully integrated with Trademark Clearinghouse for those wishing to protect their brand,” said Susan Jessup, Director of Registrar Operations, 101domain.com.