With ICANN’s approval of new gTLDs this year, it’s an exciting time to be in the domain name business. Common TLDs like .com, .org, and .net are so old and crowded that it’s hard to find a good domain name. Every time a new TLD opens, there’s a land rush for the good domain names. Short, one or two letter domains, and domains with dictionary words are always the first to go. If you’ve wanted to get some of these valuable domains, now is your time. ICANN has approved applications for many new gTLDs, but few have gone live yet.
One problem with the new TLDs is that each one is going to be controlled by a different company. Each has different rules, and some require you to prove that you have a relevant business to their name. It’s going to be a slow process for many of these new domains to go online, but it will be worth it to stick out the wait and grab valuable new domains. In the meantime, you can buy a domain at NetworkSolutions.com, which offers many of the top TLDs that are already out. You can also buy domain names on multiple TLDs â€“ you might want to go ahead and grab your name on the .com and .net space, and then you can get the matching name on the new gTLDs when they go live. This will ensure visitors can always find your service.