There are two great ways to take advantage of newly released top level domain names (new TLDs) and I just wanted to make sure you’ve all considered this when you’re looking at your next domain purchase.
Firstly, you now have a great chance to get hold of a snappy, memorable domain that was previously pretty much fully taken, where you had competitors or other parties holding the .com or .co.uk versions and you didn’t want to take a less popular variant. You’ve now got hundreds of new variations to choose from, thanks to the powers that be recognising the need for an increase in choice as more and more businesses take to the web to showcase their services. And the increased publicity from all the launches means that society is becoming accepting of the changes that are taking place online.
Perhaps even more importantly, you can now get super-specific with your domains. The new TLDs are so varied that you can use them to enhance your web presence from the get-go. Take, for example, the recent release of the .dental suffix:
Mypractice.dental is instantly recognisable a being related to the dental industry and is surely a must have TLD for those working within it. Similarly the likes of .catering, .cleaning, .education, .florist, .pub, .rentals and hundreds more give a potential visitor insight into a business before you even view a site.
Where to purchase your new TLDs
The current list of TLDs currently available to be registered can be found on the Domaincheck website – http://www.domaincheck.co.uk/domain-names-gtld-list1.htm.
With more TLD’s being released every week, the new opportunities are endless. Keep an eye on our Facebook account and on Twitter @the_zebras for weekly updates, and if you’d like to register some either head to our Domaincheck store or give us a call on 0191 2612252.
Who’s your #TeamZebra expert?
Andrew Carter is our resident Domain Name Expert, and General Manager of domaincheck.co.uk.