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New Top Level Domains

  • Posted by:
  • Paul Marren
  • Tags:
  • Top Level Domains, TLD, Domain Names,
  • Posted date:
  • 07-02-2014
New Top Level Domains

Get your New Top Level Domain (TLD) from Easy Domains

There has been a lot of excitement over recent months when it was announced by ICANN that over 1,000 new Top Level Domain name suffixes will become available for online businesses to use as a replacement for one of the standard 22 TLDs which have been previously in use.

Easy Domains is happy to share the news that the first dozen or so Top Level Domains are now available for purchase and that many more will become accessible throughout the year to help your website become even more distinctive amongst the competition.

The following generic TDLs are available now for you to purchase as a suffix to your website domain:

  • .guru
  • .clothing
  • .ventures
  • .singles
  • .bike
  • .plumbing
  • .holdings
  • .photography
  • .menu
  • .build
  • .uno
  • .cab
  • .camera
  • .directory
  • .land
  • .construction
  • .kitchen
  • .contractors
  • .today
  • .technology

Be sure to check if any of the available TLDs are appropriate to your website and ensure that you are first to register it for your business or organisation.

Easy Domains can help register your business with the perfect domain. Call us today on 01253 968004 to get your new TLD.

You should also be aware of the TLDs which will soon be launched throughout the year as one of these may better describe the activities of your website. Easy Domains have included a table below which shows the dates that the new TLDs are expected to be released.

What is a TLD?

A Top Level Domain (TLD) is used to associate your website with the identity of the domain owner by using the letters following the dot in the domain address. Until recently the main distinction between generic TDLs have been the geographical location of the domain owner (.co.uk) or whether the website is a commercial (.com) or educational (.edu) amongst others.

Before 2014 the total number of generic TLDs numbered only 22. When the hundreds of new generic TLDs are launched throughout this year, companies will have a much wider choice of TLDs which are much more specific to the services that they provide.

This more individual range of distinctions should help customers recognise what to expect from the content within the website and will also provide businesses and organisations with a more memorable domain name appropriate to their activities.

The Benefits of the new TLD Launch

Domain names have been pretty generic up until 2014. It has become common for a business to be represented by a very generic suffix such as .com, .co.uk, .net or .gov which do very little to describe the website that they represent or to remain meaningful or memorable to any potential visitors.

Of the 125 million domain names currently using the top 5 TLDs, 75% end in .com. This has left many businesses short of distinctive domain names that relate to their identities and potential visitors faced with a meaningless list of domains to try and decipher.

The planned launches of new, relevant TLDs will also include suffixes in non-Latin scripts for the first time including Chinese, Cyrillic and Arabic characters.

The potential of the new TLDs will simplify a substantial number of services into recognisable domains that will be easily communicated to and remembered by customers.

As an example of how a domain can become a lot easier to find and understand, consider the following:

Jerrysbikeshopkingsroad.co.uk

Now consider;

Jerrys.Bike

or

kingsroad.Bike

which will be easily distinguishable from;

kingsroad.clothing

or

Jerrys.Camera

What TLDs Will Become Available in 2014?

TLD

Early Access (GA)

.VENTURESJanuary 29, 2014
.SINGLESJanuary 29, 2014
.BIKEJanuary 29, 2014
.HOLDINGSJanuary 29, 2014
.PLUMBINGJanuary 29, 2014
.GURUJanuary 29, 2014
.CLOTHINGJanuary 29, 2014
.CAMERAFebruary 5, 2014
.EQUIPMENTFebruary 5, 2014
.ESTATEFebruary 5, 2014
.GALLERYFebruary 5, 2014
.GRAPHICSFebruary 5, 2014
.LIGHTINGFebruary 5, 2014
.PHOTOGRAPHYFebruary 5, 2014
.CONTRACTORSFebruary 12, 2014
.LANDFebruary 12, 2014
.TECHNOLOGYFebruary 12, 2014
.CONSTRUCTIONFebruary 12, 2014
.DIRECTORYFebruary 12, 2014
.KITCHENFebruary 12, 2014
.TODAYFebruary 12, 2014
.DIAMONDSFebruary 19, 2014
.ENTERPRISESFebruary 19, 2014
.TIPSFebruary 19, 2014
.VOYAGEFebruary 19, 2014
.SHOESFebruary 26, 2014
.CAREERSFebruary 26, 2014
.PHOTOSFebruary 26, 2014
.RECIPESFebruary 26, 2014
.LIMOMarch 5, 2014
.DOMAINSMarch 5, 2014
.CABMarch 5, 2014
.COMPANYMarch 12, 2014
.COMPUTERMarch 12, 2014
.CENTERMarch 12, 2014
.SYSTEMSMarch 12, 2014
.ACADEMYMarch 12, 2014
.MANAGEMENTMarch 12, 2014
.TRAININGMarch 19, 2014
.SOLUTIONSMarch 19, 2014
.SUPPORTMarch 19, 2014
.BUILDERSMarch 19, 2014
.EMAILMarch 19, 2014
.EDUCATIONMarch 26, 2014
.INSTITUTEMarch 26, 2014
.REPAIRMarch 26, 2014
.CAMPMarch 26, 2014
.GLASSMarch 26, 2014
.SOLARApril 2, 2014
.COFFEEApril 2, 2014
.INTERNATIONALApril 2, 2014
.HOUSEApril 2, 2014
.FLORISTApril 2, 2014
.HOLIDAYApril 9, 2014
.MARKETINGApril 9, 2014
.VIAJESApril 16, 2014
.FARMApril 16, 2014
.CODESApril 16, 2014
.CHEAPApril 23, 2014
.ZONEApril 23, 2014
.AGENCYApril 23, 2014
.BARGAINSApril 23, 2014
.BOUTIQUEApril 23, 2014