The .PAGE domain became available for General Registration today, marking the Google Registry’s continued commitment to ushering in a new era of extra secure websites.
What’s different about .PAGE?
Like the .APP domain, .PAGE has stricter security standards than most domains do. .PAGE requires an HTTPS connection to resolve, meaning that an SSL certificate is required for every website that uses the domain.
By forcing domain owners to secure their websites with additional security, Google is helping every visitor that comes to a website using a .PAGE domain by providing them with a safer web browsing experience. And for those using the extension, it’s a good way to secure website data while inspiring trust.
When registering your own .PAGE domain, purchasing SSL at the same time is a best practice for quickly and easily getting your website set up (after all, you’re going to need it at some point). We recommend using Advanced Security (which includes SSL, Domain Lock Plus, and Whois Privacy) or a Name.com Hosting plan (which comes with Encryption Everywhere) but you can also purchase standalone SSL certificates for as little as $9.99.
There are no usage restrictions on the .PAGE domain so long as you have an SSL certificate on it. That being said, .PAGE can be used by a variety of end users. Book clubs can use .PAGE as a fun way to incorporate a relevant keyword into their website’s URL. It can also be used by publishing houses, bookstores, and other businesses in the printing industry. But .PAGE also pairs perfectly with any sort of one-page website dedicated to sharing information about a person, topic, or organization.
As a brand new domain, there has never been better availability for .PAGE domains. Explore what’s available now.