As we’ve discussed before, there are a ton a great uses for .TV domains. The most obvious is having a .TV domain as the primary address for your site. That’s an awesome approach if you want to brand your site as video-focused. .TV is also great when used in conjunction with URL forwarding, as it allows you to create an easy-to-remember URL for the video section of an existing site, a YouTube channel, or even a one-off video that you want to share (like our new crazychild.tv video).
Another awesome thing about .TV domains? You can get them at name.com for $10.99. That’s crazy cheap, and it’s for a limited time only. Check out this list of successful sites making great use of a .TV domain, and then get your search on.
FORA.tv hosts more than 10,000 videos—including live, on-demand, and pay-per-view videos—from conferences and events held around the world. It’s a cool solution for companies that wish to stream video to a big audience. They provide video production, streaming, editing, hosting, promotion, and monetization, all under an easy-to-remember domain.
Geek Beat is a tech news website that publishes at least three shows a week, as well a live show on Fridays. According to the Geek Beat website, their live shows get 200,000 views per month. It’s a perfect domain name: short, memorable, and you know exactly what you’re getting before you even visit the site for the first time.
Wine Library TV is no longer updated, but it’s an awesome site that warrants mentioning. WineLibrary.TV (forwards to tv.winelibrary.com) is the home of a popular wine tasting video blog from entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. From 2006-11, Vaynerchuck posted daily video podcasts about—you guessed it—wine. He retired the format after 1,000 episodes, but not before gaining a huge following: Vaynerchuck’s videos were viewed 80,000 times per day.
Green.TV launched in 2005 with video podcasts about the environment, sustainability, and clean technology. The site has since grown to include mobile video and internet-ready TV, and boasts a reach of 200 million users.
USTREAM makes it easy for anyone to broadcast live video on the web. And we do mean anyone, from the average Joe to huge brands like CBS News, TMZ, and Bonnaroo. Here’s an idea: If you want to broadcast live videos, get your own .TV domain name, and then use it to promote your USTREAM content.
Similar to USTREAM, Justin.TV is a live streaming video site, but more focused on the average user than big brands. According to Comscore, justin.tv’s users spend more time watching video’s than YouTube’s.
Lipsy is a British fashion brand that has created a video channel to supplement its online store. While lipsy.co.uk is the brand’s primary site, lipsy.tv is a video blog about Lipsy’s products. It’s a great example of how you can seamlessly integrate a .TV domain.
Rivals.com is a popular college basketball and football recruiting website. It’s an established brand, but it’s also part of the Yahoo! network, so Rivals’ video content landing page is located at rivals.yahoo.com/video … or you could just type Rivals.TV into your browser and end up in the same place.
There you have it, eight examples of sites with .TV domain names. Start your search for .TV domains now.