Domaincheck have recently started allowing for registration of the new TLDs
Have you heard the news?! Leading UK domain name and hosting provider Domaincheck have recently started allowing for registration of the new TLDs – possibly the most exciting thing to happen in recent years.
The new TLDs (top-level domains) represent a foothold for the future growth of the Internet, creating thousands of new potential opportunities for businesses looking to cement their online presence. Prior to the release, a limited number of domain suffixes were available for purchase, limiting choice and placing an almost finite number of options available to businesses of differing industries but similar brand names.
The new TLDs, including .photo, .company and .land signify a way of adding more definition to the way businesses identify themselves online, and have opened the doors to a new way for businesses to differentiate themselves from their competition.
Whilst a number of the new TLDs are already available for purchase, hundreds more will become available in the next few years, making the possibilities almost limitless. The domains have been introduced to the public by ICANN, the organisation who control and stabilise unique identifiers on the Internet. ICANN released a statement explaining that the whole system behind the new TLDs has been eight years in the making, and that the release will change the landscape of the way in which we currently use and navigate the web, which is a pretty exciting concept.
The process of registering domains under the new TLDs is slightly more complex than traditional domain name registration, in order to protect certain trademarks and cybersquatting. As new TLDs are set to be released in controlled phases, they will go through a number of processes before they are available for general purchase by the public. Domaincheck have provided full information on the release stages and protocols on their website, http://www.domaincheck.co.uk/domain-names-gtld.htm.