The New Domains offer an interesting quandary: you find just the right domain name for your website but it’s not available to the public…yet you don’t want to wait and lose it to another person. That’s why we offer our Early Access Program (EAP) for New Domain names (insert heroic, orchestral music.) You won’t miss out on registering your name because EAP lets you register–and actually use!–various New Domains before the rest of the Internet.
Who’s down with the EAP?*
Learning about the glory of New Domains like .GURU, .WEBSITE and .CEO for the very first time can be a mind-blowing experience. We see newbie reactions to New Domain availability and open registration all the time on social media and it causes us to reminisce about when we heard about them for the first time and were like, “Whaaa?!?!” After we cleaned up the mess of our exploding mind grapes, we had some questions.
Chances are, if you’re just finding out about New Domains, you’ve got these same questions about the changing landscape of the Internet. To help you out, we asked some of the greatest existential minds to answer your most frequently asked New Domain questions. And then, because these guys are actually not very helpful at all when it comes to answering questions about New Domains (not to mention, a bit depressing), we answered them ourselves.
Ever wonder who’s actually using the New Domains and how they’re using them?
Meet DMC Sewer and Water Repair, located in Colorado Springs. They’re a specialized excavation company and the proud new owner of ColoradoSprings.CONSTRUCTION, a brand new, market-centered domain. Market-specific domains like .CONSTRUCTION are incredibly popular New Domain options because they help carve out a digital industry niche, creating localized market communities that are easier to network in and navigate through. By grabbing a .CONSTRUCTION site with a relevant geographic tag like “Colorado Springs,” DMC Sewer and Water Repair is at the forefront of innovating the construction niche online.
Elizabeth Clarey, office administrator and billing manager for DMC, explains how the company is using the New Domain, why they took the New Domain plunge, and what the reaction has been so far.
Another week of the Early Access Program is off and running, meaning you can buy New Domains from the Donuts registry before the rest of the Internet.
The New Domain for business leaders is here. It’s .CEO and it’s more than just a domain name, but also a trustworthy address that gives you access to a powerful online business community.
.CEO communicates both power and status, while instantly creating a recognizable and authoritative web address.
The Early Access Program is a really great feature for New Domains from the Donuts registry. It allows you to start using certain New Domains before the rest of the Internet and create Internet history.
The New Domains—like .GURU and .NINJA—are awesome. They haven’t quite garnished the level of love that they’re going to attain one day, but they’re very well on their way to doing so. When you consider how disruptive technology is typically adopted, it’s easy to see that we’re on the right track to having explosive growth in New Domain registrations, because people are realizing that the New Domains are an evolution of the Internet, rather than a revolution. The New Domains as an extension and progression of the .COM era.
We’re really excited to watch how people are beginning to use the New Domains. We’ve been seeing some great creations that are truly a part of Internet history, because they’re embracing the biggest change to the Internet since the Internet was created.
This is Part 5 in a series of posts about our #HighFiveGuy adventures at SXSW. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
10,000 High Fives are history. After five days we have reached our goal. There is a pretty moving video below of our final fives with the kids at the Austin Children’s Shelter. Now you can help us finish even bigger and help out some kids. And you can do it from your desk, and without even having to touch Steve (#HighFiveGuy). We’ve set up a page where you can make a donation and add to the $500 we raised. Here’s the link: https://fundly.com/high-fives-for-austin-children-s-shelter
If you donate at least $50 we’ll send you a limited edition SXSW Name.com T-shirt. Donate at least $10 we’ll get on our social media channels and tell the world how amazing you are.
Let’s do this! If you’re into domains and want to be part of something even bigger, if even for a moment, then let’s join forces and give somebody some hope.