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New gTLD Domains Available

Missed out on your ideal domain name? Now is your chance to secure a perfect domain

New Opportunities
New Opportunities to Be Found

Have you been frustrated to find that someone beat you to the perfect .com or .net domain? Well this is often because there has been a limited supply of domain extensions to choose from. We're set to see an explosion from 22 generic extensions to thousands.

Non-Latin Character Domain Names
Non-Latin Character Domains

For the first time extensions will be made available outside of the latin character range. Arabic, Chinese and languages based on the Cyrillic alphabet will be made available.

Shorter and Memorable Domains
Shorter and Memorable

You can start to choose domain extensions that are relevalent to your business. Instead of having a domain ending with a generic .com, why not have .plumber if that's what you do? Makes sense doesn't it, and if you join in the quickly you may be able to get a nice short version (eg john.plumber).

Search Engine Optimisation
Search Engine Optimisation

SEO isn't an accurate science, but it is the opinion of many that the new extensions open up new possibilities to be found. Imagine you are a hotel in Wales, but embrasing .hotel or .wales it is clear to anyone viewing your entry in the search engines what you deliver or where you are based, regardless of any other details supplied.


Release Phases

Three phases the new domains pass through

Sunrise

Sunrise

The Sunrise Period is a limited pre-registration period and is the mandatory first phase of all new gTLDs. The Sunrise is the right period to register trademark brand names as domains. Larger additional fees apply at this stage, some of which aren't refundable if you're not successful.

Landrush

Landrush

Registries have the option of including a Landrush period in their launch timeline, though this phase is not mandatory.

High value, shorter or more memorable domains will feature within a landrush sale.

General Availability

General Availability

The General Availability phase follows all Sunrise and Landrush periods. This is the open-ended phase where the TLD is available on a "first-come, first-served" basis to the general public. You can now proceed to register your new domain as you would any other domain extension.


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the questions you are asking us

gTLD stands for generic Top-Level Domain (what Internet users see as an Internet extension such as .COM, .NET, .ORG, or .INFO), and they are part of the structure of the Internet's domain name system (DNS). The gTLDs are also sometimes called strings or domain extensions.
Approximately 1,400 new TLDs will be added to the DNS root zone over the course of the next three years. Many of those however will resemble brand or company names and will not become available for registration by the general public. We expect a total of 300 to 400 meaningful extensions to enter the domain market.
Created in 1988, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation that helps to keep the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It serves as the authority on domain names and on a series of Internet-related tasks (eg coordination of IP addresses and management of top-level domains).
One of ICANN's key commitments is to promote competition in the domain name market while ensuring Internet security and stability. New generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) help achieve that commitment by paving the way for increased consumer choice by facilitating competition among registry service providers. The new gTLD program has enabled entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and communities around the world to apply to operate a Top-Level Domain registry of their own choosing.
The increase in number of gTLDs into the root is not expected to affect the way the Internet operates, but it will, for example, potentially change the way people find information on the Internet or how businesses plan and structure their online presence.
This isn't an easy question to answer. Yes, there is an arguement that one should do all they can to protect their brand from brand thieves, but if you haven't purchased one of every gTLD in existence at the present time, and it's not caused you problems, then you could say that this is an expense you could avoid. However, if your business is linked to a specific industry (eg robert-the-builder.com) you may like to consider purchasing (robert.builder) as it's shorter and clearly describes your business.