Over the last few years, the Internet has become a truly global marketplace with more options and new opportunities available that go beyond the traditional domains such as .com or .net established in 1985. Before 2011, there were only 22 generic TLDs and most short, meaningful and memorable names were already registered. Currently, there are approximately 650 new generic TLDs operational on the net. Thanks to them, the Internet is becoming more user friendly and easier to navigate while domain names are more informative and easier to remember. What is more, non-Latin characters can be used to create website addresses.
While new gTLDs are being released into the net, it is unclear what future awaits them. Despite substantial interest and a large selection of names to choose from, the .com domain continues to be the most popular Top Level Domain. Lower-priced domains seem to be purchased more often and geographic TLDs appear to be attractive, mainly for their local reach. Certainly there is something for everyone and it remains to be seen how well the new gTLDs will really perform.
As always, there are some risks involved and security measures need to be taken. Spamming, phishing, cybersquatting as well as intellectual property right violation are always a threat. However, the Internet has become more diversified with a wide range of options available for any website’s needs.
Have you found your perfect domain name? Please feel free to browse the domains listed and choose the name that is best for your unique needs. Please do not hesitate to ask for help at firstname.lastname@example.org.