There is a new infographic on the Future of Domain Names and new gTLDs, which was published on iamWire. In the article, the writer mentioned that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has received close to 2000 applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Out of these, 779 was approved & posted and 153 withdrawn.
Since 1985, when the first .com name—symbolics.com was registered, domain names have become valuable pieces of virtual real estate. Until recently, the market has been relatively limited since most of the short and sweet, easy to remember domain names are already taken.
How is the domain name market transforming and performing? Is the future of domain names already here? With the introduction of new geographic and generic top-level domain names (TLDs) by ICANN; many believe that future is already here and is manifesting.
Traditionally, and until now, many have only been accustomed to dominating TLDs like .COM .NET and .ORG; followed by .CO and .SO—all due to their shortness and familiarity. These somewhat aged domain name extensions literally has no meaning since they are not considered to be a real word, just a mere extension.
Welcome to the Future of Domain Names
New Domain name extensions known as Top-level Domains (TLDs) are transforming the web of today. They are not just a mere extension, but are category-defining and meaningful. Think category-defining domain extensions like:
What does this new and emerging trend mean for the online presence of your business? If the type of your business falls into any of the above category domain extensions; then it makes perfect sense to register a domain name for your business under the appropriate category. Going forward, this may also have a huge impact on the visibility of your company website in search engines.
With that said, IGWE Domain Holdings, a domain holding company optimistic about the introduction of new category-defining and generic domain suffix better known as TLDs, presents to you—the infographic on the Future of Domain Names:
Share your thoughts on IGWE Domain Holdings Blog: How is the domain name market transforming and performing? Do you agree or disagree the future of domain names already here?