Domain Names - Domain Extensions

EuroDNS interview with Raymond King of .INK & .WIKI

by Meg

Top Level Design is the domain registry behind the new domain extensions .INK & .WIKI, both of which are now live and available. It's also filed applications with ICANN for an additional 7 TLDs, including .BLOG, .DESIGN, .STYLE, .ART, .GAY, .GROUP, and .LLC. We caught up with CEO Raymond King, to find out how they got involved in the new gTLD programme and what it's like to launch a new domain name.

.UK domain extension opens for registration soon

by Meg

On June 10th, 2014, the United Kingdom finally catches up with the rest of the world and gets its very own top level domain. The .UK domain will open for registration and join the existing UK domains that include .CO.UK, .ORG.UK, .ME.UK, and .LTD.UK. You’re bound to have some questions and I’ve tried to answer them below. So many words you cry, but it’s all relevant info that you’ll need, so grab a cup of tea and take a look.

dotORG IDNs go live and 2 billion people are given a voice!

by Meg

Three internationalised domains (IDNs) are now globally available. They're the equivalent of .ORG and it's the perfect opportunity to expand your audience globally. For the rookies out there, the .ORG domain operates in the public interest; it says your website is more than just a business, it's an organisation, it's a place to share ideas and knowledge, and a platform to promote causes. It's a platform that just went international.

EuroDNS chats with DotClub, definitely not in competition with .COM

by Meg

Way back in 2011 the DotClub registry discussed the four principles of a successful TLD: short, memorable, meaningful, and perhaps most important – not in competition with .COM. Here I'm chatting with Colin Campbell, DotClub CEO, about something big, hairy and audacious! You'll have to read to find out what...

What are the benefits of pre-ordering a domain name?

by Meg

To get your perfect domain name, DUH!!! Pre-ordering a domain name is like queuing to see your favourite band, it’s no guarantee but it gives you a fighting chance of being at the front - MOSH PIT!!! There are some rocking new domains, pre-order now or you'll be stuck at the back near the toilets.

How to hack and create quirky, memorable domain names

by Meg

Domain hacks are domain names that use extensions such as .US and .ES to create a word, phrase or brand. Some well known examples you may have seen are del.icio.us, youtu.be, goo.gl, and fold.it. Fun, quirky and memorable – but are they for you?