The New Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) Are Here

The internet has gone through quite a few changes in the past few years:

1. Social Networks have become a stable position for small businesses to both market and create a web presence.

2. Responsive design has refocused web creators’ and owners’ attention back to what the internet is all about: content.

3.  The device-of-choice is shifting from PC to Mobile.

4. And now the “dot com” domain space has some new competition.

With the introduction of the new Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), you as a site owner can choose a domain that fits your company’s goals more accurately.

Unlike other gTLD releases (i.e. .org, .net, .info) the new gTLDs have meaning beyond an abbreviation or your business structure.

Here is a short list of some of the new gTLDs that have been or will be released soon:

  • app
  • author
  • auto
  • band
  • bid
  • blog
  • bio
  • book
  • buy
  • cafe
  • camp
  • click
  • clinic
  • cloud
  • club
  • dental
  • design
  • email
  • estate
  • expert
  • fan
  • forum
  • food
  • free
  • gallery
  • game
  • green
  • guru
  • health
  • help
  • here
  • home
  • inc
  • ing
  • land
  • law
  • lawyer
  • live
  • love
  • map
  • market
  • media
  • medical
  • menu
  • movie
  • new
  • news
  • now
  • one
  • organic
  • pet
  • phone
  • photo
  • photography
  • place
  • play
  • radio
  • realestate
  • realty
  • report
  • review
  • sale
  • save
  • search
  • shop
  • show
  • site
  • social
  • team
  • tech
  • today
  • video
  • vip
  • vision
  • vote
  • watch
  • web
  • website
  • win
  • wow
  • xyz
  • you
  • zip
  • zone

There are over 1300 gTLDs that are planned to be released in the next couple of years. Out of the 1300 there will be a few hundred that will be popular and useful to the average business owner.

With these new domains you will be able brand yourself “categorically”, rather than with the ubiquitous “.com”.  A limited list of gTLDs will no longer dictate the design and marketing direction of your company. It will be the other way around – just as it should be.

For example, we recently registered a new domain name for ourselves using a new gTLD. It provides a distinctive look in the URL bar. Here’s what it looks like:

We plan to keep for the time being; but over the next year or so we will begin branding ourselves with the new domain name. It’s a small change, but it can make a huge impression.

Click Here for a full list of gTLDs that are currently available for registration.

Or contact us to register your new domain.

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