New gTLDs

New gTLDs

With hundreds of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) becoming available, your website now has a lot more options for getting the right name that fits your business or service. This is the beginning of a new digital era. It gives your website the opportunity to have a domain name and email address that is more memorable, more meaningful and more relevant. 

Website names like .plumbing, .venture, .bike, .guru – these will all be coming up for grabs. At Speednames we can tell you everything you need to know and what to do about it – to make sure you get the right name for your website.

What are new gTLDs?

Why are new gTLDs being launched now? 

How can new domain extensions help me? 

When can I register my new gTLD? 

What are new gTLDs?

Generic Top Level domains refers to the .com, .biz or .net part of your website address, otherwise known as the domain extension. Up until February 2014 there were only a handful of gTLDs available. New gTLDs refer to the hundreds of new domain extensions that are about to become available, such as .plumbing, .guru, .clothing, .bike, .camera and .gallery - to name only a few. 

Why are these new gTLDs being launched now? 

Getting the right domain name for your website has become much harder as time has gone on. With over 120 million registered .com domain names, web name space is running out. The new domain extensions aim to provide closer matches to the needs of individuals, brands and organisations. You will have more choice to find something that fits what you do more closely. 

How can new domain extensions help me? 

With sector focused domain extensions such as .clothing, .menu, .florist or .plumbing you can now easily associate your website with your specific area of expertise. Innovative extensions such as .guru, .rocks and .ninja can provide a talking point and help you stand out from the crowd. Having a more focused domain extension could give you better results with search engines and could increase the chances of people finding for your website. 

When can I register my new gTLD? 

The first wave of new domain extensions became available to the public on the 5th of February 2014 and more will become available every week. You will be able to buy your new domain name directly from the Speednames website. Please refer to our new gTLD release schedule below for upcoming launch dates. 

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