Today marks the start of the Early Access Program (EAP) for the .GAMES extension, and we could not be more excited for this valuable domain to get in the hands of our users. .GAMES has the potential to be one of the biggest New Domains on the market, and you can be one of the first people to use it. These are our top seven reasons for being excited for the release of the .GAMES domain.
Two-character domains from Rightside will be available as of Sept. 14
Most of Rightside’s inventory of New Domains has been out for a year or more, and has already allowed thousands of registrants the opportunity to own unique, memorable domains that perfectly suit their business or personal needs. But now, Rightside is releasing their previously unavailable two-character domain inventory, offering buyers an incredible opportunity to register a short, highly-valuable domain. Notable domains that will become available include la.actor, my.news, be.social, and more.
New Domain extensions for hobbyists
Everyone has a hobby, and now there are New Domains available for registration that reflect many of these pastimes and interests. Take a look at these domains that celebrate some of the most popular hobbies out there.
New Domain Ninjas | Gaming, personal branding, and GIF stories
New Domain Alert: .SHOP drops Sep. 1, 2016
Here’s a fun fact: According to internetretailer.com via Forrester, online sales will reach $523 billion in the U.S. within the next 5 years, up 56% since 2015 with mobile devices being a key driver in that growth. Consumers–and I can attest–research purchases large and small online before buying. The e-commerce sector is experiencing growth but the importance of an online store for physical retailers is also becoming increasingly important.
You already knew all of this, but did you know that the .SHOP TLD drops next week and is undoubtedly the best way to brand your shop in a short and succinct way? #themoreyouknow
Nitro Circus goes .LIVE
You don’t know what you’ve got until something as awesome as the Nitro Circus grabs onto it and makes it a Thing.* They are now www.NitroCircus.LIVE and during their Nitro World Games they had over 1 million views on their livestream globally.
Possibly the greatest collaboration since PB&J: TwitchCon and .GAMES
Alright, I’m gonna clue you in on the next best domain extension that’s about to embark on its journey across the internet. This is not your average domain extension because it’s all fun and games. That’s right people, .GAMES will be released for general registration on Sept. 21st. Can’t wait that long? Fear no more and hath no worry, you can pre-register your .GAMES domain right now.
This week’s Happy Hour: $0.99 .COM and .NET
Oh, it’s a big one this week. The biggest! This Thursday, Aug. 25 during our Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour (3–5 p.m. MDT), .COM and .NET domain names will be just $0.99. That’s very inexpensive. Less than a dollar, even. So if you’re interested in a new .COM or .NET, I dare say this is the best time to buy one all year (until we do this again).
5 domain blogs to add to your reading list
I write a lot of blog posts here at Name.com. After all, it’s my job. But I also read a lot of blog posts to learn what’s happening in the industry and to see what types of content people are most interested in learning more about. Although there are a lot of great tech and domain blogs out there, there are five that I always find myself coming back to. If you’re in the web industry, you should add all of these domain blogs to your reading list.