We’re talking, of course, about the plethora of new domain name extensions rolling out! For years website owners have been dealing with a dwindling supply of short, easy-to-remember domain names because so many .com’s and .net’s were bought up.
Starting now, though, you can choose from hundreds of brand new extensions tailor made to help potential customers searching the web find businesses like yours.
How Do They Work?
The days of limited choice about your website’s domain name are over.
With the gradual rollout of more than 700 new domain extensions, the internet is opening up like never before. If you really wanted TopNotchTennis.com but it was taken, now you can register TopNotch.tennis and customers will know exactly what they’re getting when they click on your link.
Here are some examples of what you can expect:
Business: These domain extensions relate to a vertical or an industry. Examples: .app, .shop, .ventures, and .lawyer.
Geographic: Anything related to a region or other geographical location like a city, country, or even continents. Examples: .tokyo, .irish, and .africa.
Community: These extensions deal with any type of community like a group, organization, club, or any other gathering. Examples: .fitness, .tennis, and .club.
Generic: There are even tons of extensions that don’t necessarily fit into a sub-genre. Examples: .free, .fun, .ninja, and .win.
These are just a small sample of the new domain extensions that will follow the handful already available for pre-registration (.luxury, .build, .uno, and .menu). Start brainstorming now so you can get the name and extension you want.
GoDaddy Has Your Back!
Not sure how all this works but know you desperately need a new website name? Don’t worry – we know how it is, and we’re here to help. First, head on over to the GoDaddy Extensions Page and start poking around.
There you’ll see the hundreds of extensions that have been unveiled so far. You can select some of your favorites and decide on one that would work best for your business. We’ll let you know when the extension(s) you are following are available for pre-registration. This way you’re sure to find a website name that will reel in new customers and keep old ones coming back for more.
Your customers want to find you. GoDaddy has your back!
This guest post is courtesy of GoDaddy® contributing writer Jennifer Dunn. As the Web’s top platform for small businesses, GoDaddy can help you easily start, confidently grow, and successfully run your own venture.