The staff at Beanstalk Web Solutions are excited about the new options for domain naming!
There are so many new options available that are unique to any business or profession. People have already been asking questions, so we are giving the answers below.
What is a domain name extension and why does it matter to me?
The many new domains now becoming available on the web are called gTLDs or generic Top-Level Domains (TLDs). Like the original TLDs – .COM, .ORG, .NET – the new gTLDs are part of what people type into the address bar of their web browsers to get to your website. Thanks to these new domains, your website address can now describe who you are or what you do. For example, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .BUILD and .ATTORNEY all tell visitors something about what you offer. With a gTLD, you get a web address that’s specific to you and easy to remember so you can find more customers online.
The short answer is, to increase your web naming options. With .COM nearing its 30th birthday, many of the best and most valuable domain names have already been registered. This has long been a frustration for business owners, forcing them to make up names for their businesses just to find an available domain name.
With the introduction of new gTLDs, you have a fresh chance to get the domain name you really want. Because many of the new domain extensions are specific to particular industries, interests, or locations your web address can now tell people exactly what you do (or where you do it). This makes the new domains easy to remember and you easier to find online.
What are the benefits of pre-registering a domain name?
Competition for some of the new gTLDs is likely to be fierce. Pre-registering a domain name may give you an advantage over the others wishing to register the exact same domain name. Much like standing in line for tickets, the earlier you get there the more likely you are to get one you want.
We found these answers at godaddy.com