GoDaddy Offers 14
New Website Domain Extensions including .plumbing.
Website-domain registrar GoDaddy is allowing people to
pre-register for 14 new domain extensions
including both “.plumbing” and “.equipment.”
While websites currently end with familiar domain extensions such as “.com,”
“.org,” “.net,” and “.org,” that is all changing. That’s critical for
entrepreneurs, because in the evermore online world, the clarity and
searchability of a business’s website domain can make or break its success.
Consider the hypothetical entrepreneur, Joe, who owns a plumbing business called
Pipe Master Joe. If his website were PipeMasterJoe.com, that would leave more
room for misinterpretation than, say, the website PipeMasterJoe.Plumbing. Or,
what if PipeMasterJoe.com were already taken? With the addition of more domain
extensions, now Joe the plumber has more options.
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In order for small
businesses to be successful, a strong online identity is a
must. The new name options can help provide quick and easy
context for a business,” said Mike McLaughlin, the vice
president of domains at GoDaddy, in a statement. “If you
think about it, domain names are essentially 21st century
real estate -- it is the online address given to customers,
friends and family."
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Go Daddy has access to the
pre-registration for the following 14 domains:
The 14 domain extensions will begin to become available
early this year, and competition is likely to be fierce.
That’s why GoDaddy is able to sell early access: It’s
offering to do the hustle for you.
This website inventory expansion is a long time coming. Back
in 2005, the non-profit organization that oversees the name
of Internet sites, the Internet Corporation of Assigned
Names and Numbers, started the process of making more
generic top level domains (commonly referred to as gTLDs)
As soon as a domain name opens, GoDaddy’s technology will
instantly attempt to register you for the domain name for
which you have pre-registered. The cost of pre-registering
for a domain name is contingent upon how close you want to
be to the front of the line and what domain name you are
going after. Fees can go as high as $12,000.
To pre-register for any of the above domains, visit
www.GoDaddy.com/NewDomains. If multiple customers
pre-register for the same domain, they will be invited into
an auction for the specific address. There are no
guarantees. If GoDaddy can’t get your domain name, then you
get your money back, save any application costs.
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