Another month has flown past and we’re back with a another incredible group of Name.com users who are putting New Domains to work. Check out these talented individuals and organizations who are doing great things online.
How many domains are there? (And other stats from Verisign’s domain industry brief)
Verisign, the registry behind .com and .net, has released their September 2016 issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, and with it, shared some insight about the growth and revenue of domain names across all TLDs.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most interesting facts and figures shared in the report:
.SHOP is now available for anyone to register
One of the most widely anticipated New Domains has reached General Availability and is now available for anyone to register. The .SHOP domain has finally hit the market, and is showing signs of being enormously successful.
.GAMES is finally here, and we’re celebrating with a contest
Today marks the release of the .GAMES domain into General Availability and the start of an exciting new opportunity to brand your online presence in a memorable way. .GAMES rounds out Rightside registry’s portfolio of 40 New Domains, and has the potential to become one of their most successful to date.
Here’s how to get the domain you want before anyone else.
Imagine you invest your marketing money in, say, radio and signage. Or maybe you pay your cousin to get a tattoo of your URL. If it’s a domain that no one can remember, then it’s money wasted. Although, the tattoo thing would be pretty awesome. But your marketing dollars all come back to one thing: having the right domain name is important—really important.
7 reasons to get excited about the new .GAMES domain
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