New Domain Names are Coming!
Soon you will be able to choose a great new domain name and the days where your only domain extensions are .com, .org, and .net, or country specific extensions will be a thing of the past. With new domain names being released, website owners will be able to choose from over 900 new domain extensions. What’s more, these domains will be available in Chinese, Arabic, non-Latin, and languages based on the Cyrillic alphabet.
Take Advantage of Internet Domain Name Expansions
With the release of these new extensions, you, as a business owner, will have the opportunity to choose a gTLD, which will allow you to create better-targeted traffic for your business, website, brand, or organization. Choosing a TLD domain that represents your market can set you apart from your competitors.
Who Authorized the Creation of New Domain Names?
The creation of new domains was authorized by ICANN. This organization is a non-profit group that is responsible for governing the Internet. ICANN felt that creating new domain names was necessary because it can allow customers to make better decisions about what they want. It also provides an outlet for creativity. The creation of new domain extensions opens up a whole world of new possibilities!
Why New Domain Names had to be Created
New domain extensions had to be created because it was becoming very difficult to choose an appropriate domain name. This is true because most of the best were already taken. With the availability of new domains, you will be able to choose one that is specific to your website’s interests. You will also be able to further personalize your website by choosing a title that is related to your city, industry, and/or region.
When Will New Domains be Available?
The first wave of new domain names will be available beginning in November 2013, and will continue to be released for two years after that. If you are interested in a new domain name, you should begin your research now. We highly recommend using Godaddy for new domain purchases as they make it super easy to manage your domain.
It is also important to realize that you may be able to pre-register for a new domain name before it is officially released. Pre-registering will help to ensure you are able to get first dibs on the domain name that you want to help increase traffic to your website.
Update April 3, 2013
Here are some of the gTLD domains that are available to register or pre-register.