If you’ve been noticing a lot more websites using a .TECH domain lately, it’s not just your imagination. According to Radix (which operates the .TECH TLD), over 39,000 of the registered .TECH domains are being actively used by individuals and brands, which shows an incredible (and growing) rate of adoption among users.
A variety of end users have chosen to adopt domains with this extension:
Startups seeking funding
Among the companies that chose to use .TECH domains are several that have raised millions of dollars in startup funding. Take for example French gaming startup shadow.tech, which raised a Series A round of $57.1 million back in June. Shadow is a gaming platform that uses existing devices like your phone or laptop to run “virtual machines” via servers in a data center. And then there’s brilliant.tech, a smart home control system that raised $21 million in Series A funding just last month. It allows homeowners to control smart devices via touch or voice from anywhere in their house.
Conferences are one of the best ways that experts and employees across thousands of industries come together to share ideas, make connections, and discuss the future of their business. Increasing numbers of conferences that focus on technology are adopting .TECH domains to advertise their event. Major players using the extension include the Consumer Technology Association, We Rise Women in Tech Conference, and JazzCon.
Businesses in the tech industry
.TECH adoption is not just limited to trendy new startups and tech conferences—businesses across a variety of industries are switching to .TECH domains over traditional legacy endings. AI startup Kika Tech, which has more app downloads in the Android store than Lyft and Hulu combined, uses the domain kika.tech to drive users to their main website. Brands like Viacom and others have also chosen to use a .TECH domain simply because it complements their brand and messaging to potential purchasers.
As more people learn about the availability of New Domains, there is no doubt that .TECH will continue to be a favorite among website owners.