New Domain Name Extensions

A while back we talked about how to choose your domain name effectively. In the last year or so many new domain names extensions have become available. In this article we examine some of these new extensions and who they are for and what each extension means. We also look at whether to buy them or not.

Domain name extensions

These are new letters that follow the dot at the end of a website URL. For example .com is the domain extension at the end of the amazon.com URL. These new extensions expand the choice of domain names beyond the top level domain extensions such as .COM, .CO, .CO.UK, .ORG and allow more specific web addresses to be created for particular industries and types of business 

Many new extensions have become available and include extensions for types of business, organisations and capital city names. Below is a list of just some of them.   

.ME - For personal websites
.ME.UK - For personal websites
.LONDON – Web address extension ideal for Londoners and businesses in London
Also, there are city type domain names for capital cities in Europe such as .BERLIN, and .PARIS

.SCOT - Web address extension for Scots and businesses in Scotland
.EU - Web address extension for international businesses throughout Europe
.CLUB – Web address extension ideal for fan clubs, activity clubs, "da" club
.DESIGN – Web address extension ideal for creative people and businesses
.WEB - Web address extension ideal for website designers and developers
.WEBSITE - Web address extension ideal for website designers and developers
.ACADEMY - Web address extension ideal for academies
.ACCOUNTANTThe most ideal web address extension for accountants and accounting firms
.ACCOUNTANTS – The professional web extension for accountants and accounting firms
.ACTORS – Web extension for actors and the surrounding acting community
.ADULTS – Web extension for adult websites
.APARTMENTS – Web extension ideal for the property business
.ASSOCIATES – Web extension ideal for associates
.ATTORNEY - Web address extension ideal for attorneys
.AUCTION - Web address extension ideal for auctions
.AUDIO - Web address extension ideal for music and audio services

.BARGAINS - Web address extension ideal for sales, discounts and savings sites.
.BAR - Web address extension ideal for bars and drinking establishments
.BAND - Web address extension ideal for bands

.BIKE - Web address extension ideal for the bike industry
.BIO - Web address extension ideal for biological research companies, organic products and services
.BINGO - Web address extension ideal for the bingo industry and establishments
.BOUTIQUE - Web address extension ideal for independent fashion and craft shops
.BUILD - Web address extension ideal for the construction industry or anyone or business that builds things 
.BUILDERS - Web address extension ideal for the building and construction trade
.BUZZ - Web address extension ideal for marketing and campaigns

.CAB - Web address extension ideal for taxis
.CAFE - Web address extension ideal for high street cafes and places that serve food or places of conversation.
.CAMERA - Web address extension ideal for marketing and campaigns
.CAMP - Web address extension ideal for the camping and outdoor industry
.CAPITAL - Web address extension ideal for the investment industry
.CARDS - Web address extension ideal for cards, car making and sport team abbreviations
.CAREER - Web address extension ideal for the human resource industry
.CAREERS - Web address extension ideal for the human resource industry
.CASINO - Web address extension ideal for the casino industry
.CATERING - Web address extension ideal for the catering industry
.CHAT - Web address extension ideal for online chat forums and websites
.CHRISTMAS - Web address extension ideal for Christmas themed websites and those selling Christmas goods and services
.CHURCH - Web address extension ideal for churches of all faiths and denominations
.CITY - Web address extension ideal for a website for cities
.CLININC - Web address extension ideal for clinics of all types
.CLOTHING - Web address extension ideal for the clothing industry
.COFFEE - Web address extension ideal for the coffee industry
.COLLEGE - Web address extension ideal for colleges and places or higher education
.COMMUNITY - Web address extension ideal for community organisations
.COMPANY - Web address extension alternative for companies
.COMPUTER - Web address extension ideal for the computer industry
.CONSULTINGS - Web address extension ideal for consultants
.CONTRACTORS - Web address extension ideal for contractors
.CONSTRUCTION - Web address extension ideal for the construction industry

.DATE - Web address extension ideal for dating websites and businesses
.DATING - Web address extension ideal for dating websites and businesses
.DEGREES - Web address extension ideal for getting degrees and degree information
.DEMOCRAT - Web address extension ideal for democratic parties and organisations
.DENTIST - Web address extension ideal for dentists and the dental industry
.DENTAL - Web address extension ideal for dentists and the dental industry
.DIAMONDS - Web address extension ideal for jewellers
.DOG - Web address extension ideal for businesses looking after pets
.DIRECTORY - Web address extension ideal for directories

.EDUCATION - Web address extension ideal for schools and education establishments
.ENERGY - Web address extension ideal for the energy industry
.ENGINEER - Web address extension ideal for the engineering industry and engineers
.ENTERPRISES - Web address extension ideal for businesses and enterprising firms
.EQUIPEMENT - Web address extension alternative
.EVENTS - Web address extension ideal for the businesses and websites planning, hosting and exhibiting events.  
.EXPERT - Web address extension ideal for the experts in their field
.FAITH - Web address extension ideal for church groups and religious organisations
.FASHION - Web address extension ideal for the fashion industry
.FARM - Web address extension ideal for the farming industry
.FINANCE - Web address extension ideal for financial industry and businesses
.FINANCIAL - Web address extension ideal for financial industry and businesses
.FISH - Web address extension ideal for fishing industry
.FIT - Web address extension ideal for fitness industry
.FITNESS - Web address extension ideal for fitness industry
.FLIGHTS - Web address extension ideal for air travel industry, travel deals, flight information
.FLORIST- Web address extension ideal for florists
.FLOWER - Web address extension ideal for the florist industry
.FOOTBALL- Web address extension ideal for the football industry
.FOUNDATION - Web address extension ideal non-profit, think tanks and organisations
.FURNITURE - Web address extension ideal for the furniture industry

.GARDEN - Web address extension ideal for the garden industry
.GIFTS - Web address extension ideal for giftware makers and suppliers
.GIFT - Web address extension ideal for giftware makers and suppliers
.GLASS - Web address extension ideal for the glass industry
.GLOBAL - Web address extension ideal for global branding
.GOLD - Web address extension ideal for the gold industry
.GRAPHICS - Web address extension ideal for graphics designers
.GREEN - Web address extension ideal for environmental organisations
.GUITARS - Web address extension ideal for the guitar community
.GURU - Web address extension ideal for geeks

.HOLIDAY - Web address extension ideal for the holiday industry
.HORSE - Web address extension ideal for the horse riding community
.HOST - Web address extension ideal for hosting services
.HOSTING - Web address extension ideal for the website hosting industry
.HOW - Web address extension ideal for knowledge websites

.INDUSTRIES - Web address extension ideal for the company and production centres
.INK - Web address extension ideal for the artists, tattoos and ink and stationary supplier
.INSURE - Web address extension ideal for insurance and related services
.INSTITUTE - Web address extension ideal for institutions
.INVESTMENTS - Web address extension ideal for investment and financial companies
.INTERNATIONAL - Web address extension ideal for a company that is internationally based

.JEWELERY - Web address extension ideal for the jewellery industry

.KITCHEN - Web address extension ideal for the kitchen designers, suppliers and fitters

.LAWYER - Web address extension ideal for lawyers and solicitors
.LEASE - Web address extension ideal for leasing companies
.LEGAL - Web address extension ideal for legal services
.LIFE - Web address extension ideal for large ideas
.LIGHTING - Web address extension ideal for the lighting industry
.LIMITED - Web address extension alternative for limited companies
.LTD - Web address extension alternative for limited companies

.MANSION - Web address extension ideal for property services, restaurant or retailers
.MARKETING - Web address extension ideal for the marketing industry
.MANAGEMENT - Web address extension ideal for management
.MEMORIAL - Web address extension ideal for the remembrance of loved ones
.MEDIA - Web address extension ideal for the media industry
.MONEY - Web address extension ideal for the financial community
.MORTGAGE - Web address extension ideal for the mortgage industry
.NEWS - Web address extension ideal for the news and media community
.NINJA - Web address extension ideal for geeks

.PARTNERS - Web address extension ideal for collaborative works
.PARTY - Web address extension ideal for special events
.PHOTO - Web address extension ideal for digital photos
.PHOTOS - Web address extension ideal for photo services
.PHOTOGRAPHY - Web address extension ideal for the photography industry and photographers
.PICS - Web address extension ideal for online digital photos and albums
.PICTURES - Web address extension ideal for photography
.PIZZA - Web address extension ideal for pizza establishments
.PLUMBING - Web address extension ideal for plumbers
.PRODUCTIONS - Web address extension ideal for media and theatrical organisations
.PROPERTY - Web address extension ideal for property management companies
.PROPERTIES - Web address extension ideal for property management companies
.PUB - Web address extension ideal for public houses and meeting places

.RACING - Web address extension ideal for the racing community
.RECIPES - Web address extension ideal for cooking and recipe websites
.RENTALS - Web address extension ideal for rental companies concerning property or rented items
.REPUBLICAN - Web address extension ideal for Republican parties and organisations
.RESTAURANT - Web address extension ideal for the restaurant industry
.REVIEWS - Web address extension ideal for online reviews

.SCHOOL - Web address extension ideal for schools
.SCIENCE - Web address extension ideal for science and research
.SERVICES - Web address extension ideal for companies large and small that provide online and offline services
.SHOES - Web address extension ideal for the shoe industry
.SHOWS - Web address extension ideal for theatrical organisations
.SINGLES - Web address extension ideal for dating websites
.SITE - Web address extension ideal for your website because it has no association to any count or region. 
.SOCCER - Web address extension ideal for the soccer industry  
.SOLAR - Web address extension ideal for the solar industry
.SOFTWARE Web address extension ideal software sales, updates and upgrades
.SOLUTIONS - Web address extension ideal for education and tutorals
.SPACE - Web address extension for outer space exploration to investigating the notion of, occupying space
.STYLES - Web address extension for writers of music, art and or fashion
.SUPPORT - Web address extension for websites with help for people on any subject
.SURGERY - Web address extension ideal for the medical industry
.SYSTEMS - Web address extension ideal for technology companies

.TAX - Web address extension ideal for accountants
.TAXI - Web address extension ideal for taxi  firms
.TATTOO - Web address extension ideal for tattoo designers and outlets
.TECH - Web address extension ideal for research firms and tech bloggers
.TECHNOLOGY - Web address extension ideal for technology companies
.TENNIS - Web address extension ideal for the tennis industry
.THEATRE - Web address extension ideal for theatres all over
.TODAY - Web address extension ideal for current affairs and journalists
.TOOLS - Web address extension ideal for builders and creators
.TOWN - Web address extension ideal for a website for a town
.TRADE - Web address extension ideal for the financial industry
.TOYS - Web address extension ideal for the toy industry
.TRAINING - Web address extension ideal for trainers, coachers and educators

.UK - Web address extension ideal for websites related to the United Kingdom
.UK.COM - Web address extension ideal for websites related to the United Kingdom
.UNIVERSITY - Web address extension ideal for universities

.VIDEO - Web address extension ideal for video services

.WEBSITE - Web address extension ideal for websites in general
.WEDDING - Web address extension ideal for weddings
.WORK - Web address extension ideal for the everyday worker

.ZONE - Web address extension ideal for websites concerning entertainment, technology or a location online 

Do you need to buy a new web address with these new extensions?

In sort the answer is yes you should. The new extensions like those above allow industries and the businesses and organisations within them to create web addresses with specific labels for their industry and type of business. They can differentiate themselves from other websites that use traditional top level and secondary level web addresses. When people are searching the web and they can see what industry your business is in just from the web address.

If you already have a web address using traditional top level domain extension and doing well from it online then you may not feel the need to get one or two of the new extensions despite the domain name registrars pushing them as they become available. It is up to you in the end.

If your industry is highly competitive, and most are, it may be worth obtaining a web address using a new extension just to differentiate your business further from others like your own, protect your brand and company name more, and provide alternative web addresses for which customers can find you and your business.  

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