New Generic Top-Level Domains

The new Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) schema will add hundreds of new domain extensions to the Internet in the course of the coming years. ICANN, the organization who coordinates gTLDs, has received nearly 2,000 applications from organisations interested in managing their own gTLD.

Applied-for extensions range from geoTLDs such as .london, .berlin or .nyc,  and broad generic terms such as .online or .web, to those targeting more specific uses or communities such as .bike, .wiki or .kiwi. While most of the new gTLDs will be sold to the general public just like .com, several hundred organizations have also applied to use their brand name as a private gTLD exclusively within their organizations or by the customers or members who use their services.

The following gTLDs have already opened for general registration:

.BIKE
.CAMERA
.CLOTHING
.EQUIPMENT
.ESTATE
.GALLERY
.GRAPHICS
.GURU
.HOLDINGS
.LIGHTING
.PHOTOGRAPHY
.PLUMBING
.SINGLES
.VENTURES

Over the next 4 months the following domains will also become available for registration:

.academy, .africa, .agency, .bargains, .berlin, .bid, .boutique, .builders, .buzz, .cab, .camp, .careers, .center, .cheap, .club, .codes, .coffee, .company, .computer, .construction, .contractors, .cool, .diamonds, .directory, .domains, .education, .email, .enterprises, .expert, .farm, .glass, .holiday, .house, .institute, .international, .jetzt, .kitchen, .kiwi, .land, .limo, .management, .marketing, .menu, .photos, .recipes, .repair, .ruhr, .sexy, .solar, .solutions, .support, .systems, .tattoo, .technology, .tienda, .tips, .today, .training, .uno, .viajes, .voyage, .watch, .wien, .wiki, .works, .zone

Should you be interested in registering any domains with these extensions please contact us and we would be happy to advise on the best course of action to take in order to secure the domain for you.

Author: Grant Crawley

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