|[February 12, 2014]
14 New Top-Level Domain Name Extensions Now Available at GoDaddy
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
the world's largest domain name registrar, launched seven new domain
name extensions today, giving people more choices when it comes to
finding the right online name. Today's launch, featuring popular names
like .GURU and .PHOTOGRAPHY, brings the total of new generic top-level
domain name extensions, or gTLDs, available at GoDaddy.com to 14. The
new domain name extensions are part of a rollout to create more options
for individuals or businesses looking to attract more customers online.
The domain name industry is expanding from 22 gTLDs, such as .COM and
.NET (News - Alert), to more than 700. The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) plans to release more domain name extensions every week,
through 2015. The names released today for general registration at
GoDaddy.com are: .PHOTOGRAPHY, .CAMERA, .EQUIPMENT, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS,
.LIGHTING and .ESTATE. The names released last week were: .GURU,
.VENTURES, .SINGLES, .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .PLUMBING and .HOLDINGS.
The new domain extensions provide unique alternatives to traditional
extensions, expanding the range of choices and unlocking tremendous
inventory to better identify websites based on their focus or specialty.
The new domain name extensions help people and businesses get a domain
name that is easy to remember and specific to their industry, interest,
location or more.
"With our soccer brand already established, we are looking to build the
go-to online portal for soccer enthusiasts," said Avanti Sports CEO
Michael Clayton. "Our new domain, Soccer-dot-GURU, will give us an
opportunity to create an omnipresent community that does not exist
"It can be challenging to stand out on the Web, and domain extensions
like these make sure you get noticed because they describe what the
website or business actually offers," said GoDaddy Vice President and
General Manager Domains Mike McLaughlin. "This is a historic time in the
tech industry, as the new domain variations add more specificity to
one's online identity. These new names are often more memorable and
better represent each business."
In addition to domain names, small business owners can also utilize
GoDaddy's full set of offerings, which range from Website Builder tools
and other services that help customers Get
Found online, to personalized email addresses with Microsoft (News - Alert) Office
365 compatibility and more.
To register or pre-register a new domain name, or learn more about
GoDaddy's domain offerings, visit: http://www.GoDaddy.com/NewDomains.
To learn how GoDaddy can help your small business visit: http://www.GoDaddy.com/SmallBusiness.
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