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The new top-level domain name extensions provide a new face for Internet websites and fills URL address bars with .LOLS, .RIP, .DOCS, .SUCKS, and many more exciting new extensions for domain resellers and their clients.
ICANN’s decision to amend the Internet domain system will allow a huge number of new interesting suffixes instead of the traditional extension names such as .COM and .NET.
This will also yield high profits for domain resellers as larger companies move to protect their online real estate and pursue new marketing opportunities.
“ICANN developed the new generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet’s addressing system,” according to ICANN’s Press Release.
“What is a gTLD? It is an Internet domain name extension such as the familiar .com, .net, or .org. There are 280 ccTLDs but only 22 ‘generics’ in the domain name system right now, but that is all about to change.”
You will be able to visit your favorite brand with its own gTLD’s such as .NIKE, .SKYPE, .YOUTUBE, .BOSCH, and many more.
“In 2008, ICANN announced a program to expand the number of generic TLDs (think .com, .org, .edu), developed through its bottom-up, multi-stakeholder process, in which we participate,” said Vince Cerf, Internet Evangelist, Google Inc.
“Given this expansion process, we decided to submit applications for new TLDs, which generally fall into four categories.”
- Trademarks, like .Google
- Domains related to core business areas, like .docs
- Domains that will improve user experience, such as. YouTube, which can increase the ease with which YouTube channels and genres can be identified
- Domains with interesting and creative potential, such as .lol
Here are the six proposed new top-level domain name extensions:
The .app domain will be the home of mobile application developers. This is a great opportunity to showcase their projects using this extension. You can now stake a claim to your app name on the pre-registration page.
The .blog domain name is related to any blog site. It can increase the brand’s online presence, traffic, and revenue. It’s available for online publishers and businesses. Instead of using “yourname.com,” you can apply “yourname.blog.”
Google uses the .docs domain extension since it is involved in online document management. However, it’s quite surprising that Google is the one of the few companies currently vying for this name. In fact, there are many companies out there involved in this service that could benefit from purchasing this extension.
Several companies are competing for this domain name extension; including Google.
.Love aims to spread the love using the Internet. It is also symbolic and valuable for non-profit organizations to acquire this extension in line with their purpose. It is not associated to any adult or sex industry.
“.Love Inc is a group of Internet, legal and managerial volunteers that seek to enable love at a collective level. We are a bridge between the virtual world and the real world to promote love globally and locally,” said Cerf.
A holding company based in Ottawa, Canada, Momentous Corp. wants to hold an Internet landscape of open community for opinions and debates. It’s a home for iOS.sucks and Android.sucks domain names.
“DotSUCKS may be the most ambitious application. When we consider product reviews, online dialog rarely satisfies the consumer who wants to be heard or the companies who are anxious to respond,” said Suzy Kendrick, Corporate Communications Manager. The mission of DotSUCKS is to create a new space on the web that will give voice to consumers and create the opportunity for closer contact between companies their customers.”
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