New Domain Extensions For Developers
ATTENTION all tech professionals and developers! New catchy domain extensions that can help you stand out in your profession are now available for registration!
Why you should pick these new domain extensions other than .COM?
We all know that .COM is still the most popular domain extension. However, chances are high that the domain name you want is already taken by others. Do you really have to forgo your existing brand/business name just to register a .COM domain?
Why don’t get the one that better fits your business nature?
These new domain extensions can define your website/brand better and provide a number of great benefits:
- Short, memorable and recognizable
- Easily brandable, strategic fit with your brand positioning
- Easy to interpret and imply your website purpose
- Reinforces your presence in the industry and competition,
- Search engine friendly
Today, let us introduce these catchy domain extensions that are solely dedicated to the technology industry; the domain extensions for web developers, designers, engineers, website programmers, and tech and mobile application companies.
Check them out!
.DEV is a top-level domain introduced by Google. It was primarily used by developers and designers for their local development environments. On March 1, 2019, Google made it open to the public, and now everyone can register one. Since .DEV is in a niche domain space that offers a higher level of security than normal domains, it is included on the HSTS preload list and requires HTTPS connection.
.TECH is a generic top-level domain. As the name implies, the .tech domain is intended to be used by technology-focused websites. One of the biggest advantages of using .TECH is Startup League supported by Radix, which provides you with exclusive marketing support in forms of event sponsorships at key tech events. Moreover, it also gives new startups a great opportunity to spread the word.
.IO is a country code top-level domain and it was initially reserved for British Indian Ocean Territory. Years later, the use of .IO domains started to pick up, and in 2003 it was generally used by technology companies as ‘IO’ is also an abbreviation for input/output in computer science. Having said that, there is no restrictions on .IO domain registrations, which means anyone is able to register one without a resident identity card. Google treats .IO domains as generic top-level domains so they will not specifically target a certain geographic region and it won’t affect your SEO in other countries.
.APP is a generic top-level domain introduced by ICANN in 2012. Next, Google purchased the exclusive right in 2015. Google then made it available to the public in May 2018. The .APP domain is obviously the first choice for mobile application companies or developers. Besides, Google requires HTTPS for all .APP websites, something similar to .DEV.
Keep in mind that you still have a lot of options beside .COM. Do not limit yourself and overlook the opportunity to use some really powerful domain extensions that best fit your website, brand and nature of business.