Article category: New gTLDs

EXCLUSIVE: DENIC & dotBERLIN go head to head

by Meg - 12.09.2014

To celebrate the launch of our German website, we’ve lined up executives from the two main players in the German domain industry for an exclusive interview. Introducing Carsten Schiefner from DENIC, the registry behind .DE, the ccTLD for Germany. With over 15 million registrations it's the most popular ccTLD. And we have Dirk Krischenowski from dotBERLIN, the registry behind .BERLIN, the feisty challenger and second most registered new domain extension.

London gets a domain name extension of its very own

by Meg - 22.08.2014

Registering a .LONDON domain name is a shout-out that London is your stomping ground and that you’re a part of this thriving metropolis. The Internet is overcrowded and it’s taking longer for users to find what they want. Searches for local businesses are frustrating and global searches are seemingly endless.  This new extension waves a big red flag to the world saying, “Looking for me? Look no further, I’m in London.”

.HIV domain - wear your digital Red Ribbon with pride

by Meg - 23.07.2014

It’s the world’s first charitable domain name and it’s available to register now. With a simple redirect, every single one of you that registers a .HIV domain will show your support for the global fight against HIV and AIDS. The .HIV domain makes helping easy. Take a look below to read how.

Premium domain names and all that you need to know...

by Meg - 08.07.2014

A new gTLD registry can reserve domain names they consider crowd-pleasers, they can then follow one of two game plans. These reserved names are called premium domain names and this article explains the rules of the games...

EuroDNS interview with Raymond King of .INK & .WIKI

by Meg - 04.07.2014

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.

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

by Meg - 02.06.2014

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.