Secure Your Domain Extension Today!
New top-level domains are now available. Now you’ll have more choices when it comes to finding the perfect web address. The new domain name extensions are part of a wide roll-out to create more options for individuals or businesses looking to attract more customers online!
New Top-Level Domains offered by Newtek:
What’s In A Name?
Let’s face it: it’s hard to stand out in the vast landscape of the Internet of today, especially when it comes to your web address. If your business (like most) was a little slow to the .com game, your URL might leave a lot to be desired. For years, the Internet has been limited to just 22 generic top-level domains like the familiar .com, .net, and .org. Besides country domains (such as .jp for Japan or .ca for Canada), general-purpose domains have been very limited.
Until recently that is. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the organization responsible for Internet governance, is rolling out an effort to massively expand the number of top-level domains (TLDs). These moves should have a dramatic effect on the landscape of the modern Web.
Just so you’re clear, a top-level domain (TLD) – also known as a domain extension – is the last segment of the domain name. A generic top-level domain signifies that the domain extension is widely open for registration to all users. The TLD is the letters immediately following the final dot in an Internet address. The TLD represents a significant element of the domain name, and is one of the key factors in improving the popularity of your site, shaping the image of your online presence, and boosting brand recognition among your audience. The TLD is representative of the domain’s type and purpose.
In our Internet address, http://webservices.thesba.com: .com is the top-level domain name (domain extension); thesba.com is the second-level domain name; and webservices is a subdomain name. All together, these constitute a fully qualified domain name (FQDN); the addition of http:// creates a complete URL.
Specialized domain extensions are especially useful when you are in need of alternatives to the domain you want to register. It’s likely that the domain you find most suitable for your website has been taken, and is unavailable for registration. So what do you do? Changing the first part of the domain may not be a welcome idea – you have already spent some time thinking of a truly awesome name that will be both user- and search-engine friendly. With the expansion of TLDs, you are now able to seek out an alternative domain extension without having to forfeit that winning idea.
Who’s making proposals for new extensions? One familiar name, Google, spent an estimated $1.87 million to submit 101 names last year (for example: .android, .youtube, .live); but in theory, anyone could propose a new top-level domain to ICANN – as so long as each proposal comes with a solid business plan and a $185,000 check.
Adding hundreds of generic top-level domains is intended to alleviate pressure on .com and other unrestricted domains. It will be easier for brands to obtain a memorable domain name as the pool of possible addresses is larger, and domain seekers won’t have to compete with the whole world. It could also reduce the misleading use of country codes. Further, hundreds of new domain extensions will expand the Internet namespace, allowing countless new name configurations. This will better connect people to the products, services, and individuals that matter to them.
The variety of TLDs available from Newtek, are an essential part of the services we offer.
Above, you can find detailed information about all new gTLDs that are available and waiting for you. ICANN will eventually add over 1,000 new naming options. The first seven – .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles, and .ventures – are already live, and more will be coming online steadily well into 2015. Astute brand owners will take advantage of these opportunities to push their brand to new heights and carve out their own identity.
If you are a business looking to highlight your core service, or if your business came online too late and missed the opportunity to claim the .com of your dreams, you may be interested in picking up a new address.
Stand out, be seen. Secure your domain today.
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