|[December 11, 2013]
GoDaddy Offers 14 New Domain Name Extensions for Pre-Registration
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
the world's largest domain name registrar, is offering 14 new domain
name extensions for pre-registration as part of the new program to
expand the Internet landscape. The new domain name extensions increase
the inventory of available website addresses, giving users more
opportunity to register memorable and relevant domain names.
The 14 names now open for pre-registration are .ESTATE, .PHOTOGRAPHY,
.VENTURES, .GURU, .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GALLERY, .SINGLES, .CAMERA,
.LIGHTING, .PLUMBING, .EQUIPMENT, .GRAPHICS and .HOLDINGS.
Pre-registering the domain names gives businesses, organizations and
anyone looking for a specific domain name the best chance to capture the
name they want. Pre-registrations advance customers to the
front-of-the-line when the domain names become available early next year.
The new domain extensions give users the ability to quickly tell the
world about who they are or what they do. For example, a bike shop or
biking club might find their 'just right' name in .BIKE. Camera
enthusiasts might find their ideal name using .PHOTOGRAPHY or .CAMERA.
Experts or consultants may want to show their resume using .GURU.
"The new names give businesses an easy way to establish a credible and
memorable identity," said GoDaddy Vice President Domains Mike
McLaughlin. "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. If you think about it, domain names are
essentially 21st century real estate - it is the online address given to
customers, friends and family."
In 2005, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the
organzation which oversees Internet naming, started the process to
expand domain name extensions. GoDaddy has entered an agreement with
Donuts, Inc., the registry responsible for these 14 new names, to offer
pre-registrations to the public.
"We have seen the excitement from customers steadily increasing as this
pre-registration day approached," said Donuts co-founder and Executive
Vice President for Sales and Marketing Dan Schindler. "Since we have
been engaged in talks with GoDaddy, we have felt their passion for
providing top-level service to their customers. GoDaddy is focused on
being the place small businesses go to create their digital identities
and these new domains are going to provide many new options for
After pre-registration closes and general registration opens, GoDaddy
will work to capture the domain name from the operator, also known as
registry. When successful, the pre-registered domain name will appear in
the customer's account, signaling the request has been secured. If
multiple people requested the same domain name, it will be put to
auction for those competing in the pre-registration step. If GoDaddy is
unable to secure the domain name, customers will receive a full refund,
less any application fees.
To pre-register a new domain name, visit www.GoDaddy.com/NewDomains.
To find out how GoDaddy can help grow your small business online, visit: www.GoDaddy.com.
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