Let the latest Internet fun begin: Here’s to the latest land grab of new internet domains!
There has been much talk and hype centered on how the new internet domains, technically known as generic top-level domains (gTLDs), will impact the current 22 domains that have been known by most since the mid 90’s.
Afterall, internet users have become quite accustom to typing .com on the end of everything as it relates to the Internet.
Most people that know anything about domains question whether the new internet domains will cause .com to lose or gain in its luster, value and dominance.
From the existing .com to .net to .org to .me domains and on, the latest batch of new internet domains to be rolled out is somewhere near 1400 hundred new .whatevers.
I say or reference the new internet domains as .whatevers, because there will be a wide range of options for individuals, professionals and businesses entering into the internet space going forward.
No longer does a business have to depend on being the first to stake claim to .com domain either taken by a competitor or common person. If you’re a plumber, there will be .plumbing. If you’re a lawyer, there will be .lawyer. If you are a tattoo artist, there will be .tattoo. If you a shop of any sort, there will be .shop and the list goes on.
No matter what you feel nor how you feel about .com addresses, the new internet domains are yet another option for many people to bring their businesses online.
Which this brings us to the ask the question of whether or not existing businesses, as well as new small businesses, should be wary of new internet domains?