New Domains are growing at a rapid rate and seeing more usage than ever. With talk of a second round of gTLD applications happening in the next few years, it’s becoming more clear that New Domains are a valuable web asset that is here to stay. Although some people are still wary of these new extensions, New Domains have already proved themselves to be invaluable tools. Here’s why.
5 alcohol- and bar-themed New Domains to kick off your weekend
The weekend is just hours away and we’re excited to kick back, relax, and enjoy an adult beverage or two. Incidentally, there are plenty of New Domains out there that celebrate the great international pastime of drinking alcohol. Check out these five domains (that you probably didn’t even know existed).
New Domain extensions and SEO: Here’s what we know
The debate about the impact that New Domains have on SEO has been hotly disputed over the past couple of years, but the evidence speaks for itself: More and more cases of New Domains organically reaching top search results are coming to our attention each day. Is this simply because they are a New Domain? No. Google has already said that New Domains are treated exactly the same way as traditional domains.
SEO has long been a puzzle that has very few concrete answers, so adding New Domains into the mix means even more mysteries about what algorithms are looking for and how websites are ranked. Here’s what know so far about New Domain extensions and their SEO impact.
6 domain extensions that celebrate the fine arts
If you’re already a patron of the arts, maybe you should consider becoming a patron of domain names as well! Now that there are hundreds of New Domains available for registration, you can celebrate all of your favorite hobbies and art forms in unique online spaces.
So if you live for film noir, can perform a magnificent arabesque, or know every word to “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” you’re probably going to love these New Domains that celebrate the fine arts.
Say hello to .コム—the Japanese .COM
The .COM you know and love is now available in Japanese. Verisign, the registry behind .COM, has announced the release of the .コム IDN, and is offering a unique opportunity for those with existing .COM URLs.
Optimize your Instagram profile link with URL forwarding
Whether you’re a blogger, a small business, or just have an exceptional fondness of selfies; Instagram is a powerful marketing tool that most of us (excluding John Rupp) are familiar with. However, it comes with one drawback—you can only have one link in your entire Instagram profile.
So what if you want to share the recipe to the amazing meal you just posted? Or if you have a special promo code for your Instagram followers only? While it’s possible to share those links in your profile, it requires you to update your website link every single time. Have you ever tried manually typing in an 84-character-long web address on your phone? It’s neither fun nor efficient.
From .DENTIST to .PLUMBING: Career-related New Domains
Looking for a website that suits your business or profession? You’re in luck: Among the hundreds of New Domain endings now available for general registration, there are a ton of choices that can be used to highlight what you do for a living. Whether you’re creating an online portfolio for your job hunt, looking to connect with new clients, or creating a website for your business, these career-related domains just might be perfect for you.
Why .IO is the go-to domain for tech companies
Having a great URL is essential for startups and new website owners who want to succeed. However, obtaining a short, memorable domain at a reasonable price can be difficult at times—especially in the fast-moving startup world.
Increasingly more websites and businesses are turning to alternative domain endings as a solution. As hundreds of New Domain extensions have become available, it has become easier to get a domain name that you love and that your visitors will remember. But there’s another option that is neither a New Domain nor an old standby, and it’s become the darling of the startup and tech community: .IO.
But what’s so special about .IO? What sets it apart from other domains that haven’t yet seen the success that .IO is experiencing? We delved into the issue to explain why people are so drawn to the .IO extension.
Why Shia LaBeouf needs a .LIVE domain ASAP
Earlier this week, Shia LaBeouf had the online world in a flurry once more with his latest stunt: Live streaming himself riding an elevator at Oxford College—for 24 hours straight.
This is not the first of Shia LeBouf’s live stream spectacles. Earlier this year, he took part in #ALLMYMOVIES, in which he spent three days straight watching every movie he’d ever had a role in for 24 hours a day while a camera live streamed his reaction to millions of online viewers.
While these live streaming extravaganzas may be in a league of their own, it’s hard to deny that live streaming is gaining momentum online. Live streaming services like Periscope, Twitch, Ustream, and more are bringing in thousands of avid live streamers and millions of viewers who are interested in these broadcasts.
Dear VICE, you’re doing it right
We’re domain nerds. We say that affectionately but it’s true. We always do a double take when we discover domains in the wild and then pass it along with mild commentary.