OpenTLD B.V. is the world’s largest privately-owned DNS company and the operator of the internet’s first country-code Top Level Domain : the .TK. With over 21 million active domains running on its own global AnyCast DNS infrastructure, OpenTLD is responsible for 8% of all the domains worldwide. Since its creation in 2007, the company has developed new technology and a unique business model allowing the creation and distribution of free domains.
With an internet population expected to reach 4 billion users in the next 3 years, OpenTLD’s mission is to provide the means for people to express themselves, and develop their online identity, at no cost.
Because everything starts with a name.
News : OpenTLD announces partnership with CNNIC of China
Jan 21, 2013
OpenTLD announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with CNNIC, the China Internet Network Information Center, a Chinese governmental agency. The agreement entails the exchange of domain name services between Beijing and Amsterdam. This exchange allows the Chinese domain extension .CN to resolve faster for European internet users that visit a .CN website. In return the domain extensions .TK, .CF, .ML and .GA, operated by OpenTLD, resolve faster for Chinese internet users.
OpenTLD in numbers :
OpenTLD’s Registry solution integrates all components needed to operate a Top Level Domain: AnyCast DNS, Registration Engine, Registrar & Reseller interface, and APIs.
OpenTLD’s AnyCast Cloud DNS is one of the largest and most resilient network of its kind. With over 465 million DNS requests per day, it supports 8% of all the domains on the internet.
OpenTLD maintains close relationships with several technical and non-technical partners who help improve our technology and the reach of our domains.
Whether you are an ICANN Accredited Registrar, a webhosting company or an online entrepreneur interested in offering Free or Paid domains to your users and customers, OpenTLD has a solution for you.
RealtimeTLD gives the possibility to add a Top Level Domain to OpenTLD’s platform and start new domain registrations in 5 minutes, while current standards require days or even weeks to launch a new extension.
We are working on a number of projects to improve DNS technology and change the way it is used by industry professionals and end-users.
".TK looks to be responsible for almost half of the growth in the overall number of domain names."− Michael Berkens, TheDomains.com
"The ccTLD for Tokelau (.TK) reports the largest zone with just over 19 million reported domain names."− Council of European National Top level Domain Registries (CENTR)
"It’s the fastest-growing TLD."− Kevin Murphy, Domainincite.com