Canadaâs ccTLD registry, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), has now added .sx (Sint Maarten) to its Fury Registry Platform. CIRA has been on a bit of a âacquisitionâ role recently with this weekâs adding to a number of similar recent announcements.
Wednesdayâs announcement says SX Registry SA, who operates the .SX country code top level domain on behalf of the Sint Maarten government, is now running on CIRAâs Fury Registry Platform.
âWhile we chose the Fury platform due to its advanced features and stability, what truly amazed me was how seamless the migration was,â said Normand Fortier, CEO, SX Registry SA. âAs a business person and especially as a registry, I cannot afford downtime, and the CIRA transition team exceeded my most optimistic expectations.â
CIRA describes their Fury Registry Platform as a next-generation TLD management platform with features and functionality designed for the modern TLD business. Fury features a modern interface with role-based access to key registry functions that provide flexibility in pricing, promotion, and domain management to help operators run their business and grow their registry.
Another of the benefits that CIRA touts is Furyâs tags featureâan industry firstâenables operators to apply advanced business rules to individual domains or domain groupings to make adjustments to pricing and promotions in real-time.
The migration to Fury took less than 30 days, and was executed seamlessly by the CIRA transition team. Another to have migrated to Fury was .KIWI who adopted the platform last year.
âWe developed the Fury Registry Services Platform with the flexibility and agility to manage any modern TLD business,â said Dave Chiswell, Vice President of Product Development, CIRA. âThe TLD market is rapidly evolving, and accompanied by the support of CIRA, the FURY platform provides operators with a set of next-generation tools to compete and win.â
The consolidation of registry services is a bit of a global trend as registry operators look for partners to provide services rather than provide bespoke services every time. CIRA has been aggressive in seeking partners and in late October announced Uniregistry and SIDN had signed on to receive CIRAâs D-Zone DNS services for their TLDs. These announcements have followed announcements in February of 2 other joint ventures with the New Zealand and Portuguese ccTLD registries, InternetNZ and AssociaÃ§Ã£o DNS.PT, to deliver Anycast DNS services.
Domain Pulse has previously reported of SIDN who manages the .nl (Netherlands) ccTLD with more than 5.7 million domains under management, has itself been branching into other services. Speaking at the Domain Pulse conference in Vienna in February SIDNâs Michiel Henneke said the registry has been experimenting with opportunities in similar areas.
âDNS is required for e-billing so SIDN became a co-creator of a DNS billing service in the Netherlands, but there are few other markets that are as attractive when it comes to revenue as domain names and the e-billing service is just a small part of revenue. Weâve also taken over an e-identity company with 12 million users, so we believe this will be a significant contributor to future revenue.â