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What’s Your Favourite .APP?

Apps… Where would we be without them today? With the growing trend of “smarter” smart phones, we keep expecting the apps we use on a daily basis to become smarter and more efficient. In a way, we become semi-dependent on them and in some cases, we become so attached to our phones that we always have it by our side. Alarm clock apps, fitness apps,  and thousands of apps in between, we use them all.
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There are roughly 1.5 million apps today and that number looks like it will keep increasing. With the popularity and growth of apps, it really isn’t surprising that there will be a new .APP domain extension coming soon and this extension will cater to all companies in the app development industry, as well as anyone with a passion for apps.

How can I use .APP?

To understand this extension, you have to understand that apps have been around for a long time. They were first created by developers back when computers were still in their formative years. Their popularity just increased when smart phones started to make them more accessible and available to the general public. In 2010, App was actually named “Word of the Year” by the American Dialect Society.

The .APP extension will be available for app developers and those in the app industry. Companies that develop ‘coffee delivery’ apps or ‘organize my day’ apps are eligible to register a domain under this extension. Second, companies that offer an app as their service or product will also be eligible for an .APP domain. Finally, the different app stores (Apple, Google, Blackberry, Samsung, etc.) will all be able to create an .APP domain that can possibly make it easier to find their respective app stores.

I’m a developer. Now what?

For developers and/or app companies, pick your company name then .APP; it’s the practical thing to do. YourCompanyName.APP, protect your name and brand. Another way to use .APP is to create different domains for your different apps (chances are, you already have at least 10 apps in the market). So OrganizeMyCalendar.APP, SuperFunGame.APP, FoodPictureTaking.APP and all the other apps you have out there, register them. This helps you protect your name, your brand and your reputation; it’s all about brand equity.

Trademark Holders

If you have a trademark, this gets you into a special registration period called the ‘Sunrise Period’, as long as you have submitted your trademark information in advance to the Trademark Clearinghouse (read more about the TMCH). There is a 34 day validation period, so make sure you submit your information early!

Pre-Register NOW!

Make sure to pre-register for this gTLD and any other extension that you might be interested in by heading over to www.webnames.ca/pre-registration.

Pre-registering is FREE, there is no commitment to buy the domain at this point and you’ll be the first to know when your selected pre-registrations become available.

All gTLD information is readily available for all individuals. You can access gTLD information by going to the ICANN gTLD Application Wiki or the .APP wiki page.

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Re-brand yourself with a .MARKETING domain

With the plethora of different companies and businesses out there, it can become challenging identifying one company from another. It is also even more challenging distinguishing yourself from the rest of the competition. Luckily for companies in different industries, the new domains coming out will bring and present new and numerous opportunities for businesses to stand out. One extension that can potentially change the Internet for marketers is .MARKETING.
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What can marketers do with this domain extension?

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Do business with a .CORP domain name

If you think that .CORPORATION as an extension is too long or if .INC doesn’t suit your business, then maybe .CORP will! With the new domain extensions being released this year, businesses will have more options to choose from on which extension represents them best on the Internet.
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The .CORP extension is going to be great for small businesses because, like .INC, of how people associate the word corporation with large business conglomerates. For a small business and being able to secure a .CORP domain, it gives your business a certain level of confidence.

How can you use this extension?

If the .CORP suits your company better than the other business extensions, then just use your name and register YourName.CORP. Your re-branded and re-named domain now matches your company name!

Again, for those who still love your .COM or .CA name, having a .CORP domain can still be useful to you. There is a method called domain forwarding, which simply re-directs anyone who types in your .CORP domain to your .COM or .CA website. It’s a convenient and easy way to keep your customers happy.

Pre-Register NOW

Make sure to pre-register for this gTLD and any other extensions you might be interested in by heading over to www.webnames.ca/pre-registration.

Pre-registering is free, there is no commitment to buy the domain at this point and you’ll be the first to know when your selected pre-registration become available.

All gTLD information is readily available for all individuals. You can access information on this gTLD by going to the .CORP gTLD page which will be updated regularly as more details become available.

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.INCorporate Your Business Online

The arrival of the new .INC domain extension may (or may not) be imminent, the ability to create a name that stands out among the millions of other domains out there certainly sounds appealing. While this news is good news for large businesses, this is even better for small businesses. A domain under the new .INC extension can create an added level of professionalism and it also brings a certain appeal to your name.
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.INC is going to be great for small businesses, because of how people associate that acronym with large companies. As a small business, having a .INC domain name can bring a certain panache to your business and gain consumer confidence and support.

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New gTLD’s Highlight: Get your .COMPANY recognized online!

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (gTLDs) like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc., and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

This week, we are featuring the .COMPANY gTLD! With this gTLD, everyone online will know that your website represents either an online or a brick-and-mortar company. The .COMPANY gTLD will be a major asset for companies all over the globe because it clearly identifies businesses to clients and visitors. Interestingly enough, only a single applicant has applied to operate the .COMPANY gTLD string.

The applicant, Donuts Inc., has stated that the .COMPANY will be a gTLD open to the public. It remains to be seen whether or not companies will jump at the opportunity to resonate with their brand better through the gTLD.  

The .COMPANY gTLD string will be a major asset for companies all over the globe because it helps to increase their website’s credibility and it provides both their clients and customers an added measure of security.

Benefits of .COMPANY domain names:

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New gTLD Highlight: .INSURANCE

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc.) and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. Think of the possibilities! You can be creative (YourCompanyName.insurance), you can be industry minded (YourCompanyName.insurance).
   
In order to showcase the benefits of these new extensions, we plan to highlight a new gTLD each week!

This week, we’re taking a look at .INSURANCE, detailing the new gTLD’s potential uses and how it can benefit registrants for this specific domain space.

Benefits of a .INSURANCE domain name:

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New gTLD Highlight: .MONEY

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic top level domain names (like .web, .blog, .hotel, .finance etc.) and we have been getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new domain extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. In order to showcase the benefits of these new extensions, we are highlighting a new gTLD each week!

This week, we want to highlight .MONEY gTLD; a highly generic term, but a term that resonates with a lot of individuals and companies. Interestingly enough, only two applicants have applied for the authority to act as the registry for the .MONEY gTLD.

Why will .MONEY be special? Well, mainly because this gTLD will be initially operated as a blank slate. Meaning, its use and purpose will be determined by the registrants within the domain extension. The gTLD will evolve according to how registrants shape their domains and websites within the extension. For example: If registrants shape their websites as e-commerce websites, then it would be an online marketplace, etc.

Benefits of a .MONEY domain name:

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New gTLD Highlight: Secure online bookings at .HOTEL!

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (gTLDs) like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc., and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

This week, we are featuring the .HOTEL gTLD! Not only will specific hotels be able to represent the various offerings of their brand, but cities will be able to promote tourism with online hotel communities.

Tourism is an integral supporter of economies worldwide, and giving this industry an identifiable place on the internet will have a positive effect on the online presence of hotels and tourism.

While searching the hotel and accommodation industry online, .HOTEL will provide customers with the security of knowing that only trusted corporations will be in ownership of the .HOTEL domain name.

Benefits of .HOTEL domain names:

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New gTLD Highlight: .WINE

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc.) and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. In order to showcase the benefits of these new extensions, we plan to highlight a new gTLD each week!

This week, we’re taking a look at .WINE, detailing the new gTLD’s potential uses and how it can benefit registrants for this specific domain space.

This particular gTLD has 3 applicants, and .WINE is a great choice whether you have a business in the wine
industry or are a wine enthusiast!

Benefits of a .WINE domain name:

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New gTLDs Highlight: .PROPERTY – Why you should pre-register!

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for
upcoming new generic Top
Level Domain Names
  (like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc.), and we’re
getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new domain extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. In order to showcase the benefits of these new extensions, we plan to highlight a new gTLD each week.

This week, we are featuring the .PROPERTY gTLD and we’re talking about its potential uses and restrictions.

.PROPERTY has three different applicants and will most likely be restricted for the real estate industry. Realtors and real estate firms will find this gTLD to be an excellent way of getting their message across.

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New gTLD Highlight: .COMPUTER – Why you should pre-register!

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc.) and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. Think of the possibilities! You can be creative (YourNameAt.home), you can be industry minded (HotelName.hotel) and you can start protecting your brand names (YourBrand.inc or YourBrand.tech).

This week, we are looking at .COMPUTER, the extension’s potential uses and how it can benefit registrants for that specific domain space.

The .COMPUTER gTLD string will give all entities that are related to computers a venue where they can communicate and exchange information with each other. Furthermore, it can provide Internet users an area on the Internet where all computer needs can be met.  

Benefits of a .COMPUTER domain name:

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New gTLD Highlight: hit a .HOME run!

Webnames.ca is now accepting pre-registrations for upcoming new generic Top Level Domain Names (gTLD) like .web, .hotel, .blog, .home, .tech etc. and we’re getting a lot of great feedback from our customers!

These new extensions are a huge opportunity for businesses and individuals. Think of the possibilities! You can be creative (YourNameAt.home), you can be industry minded (HotelName.hotel) and you can start protecting your brand names (YourBrand.inc or YourBrand.tech).

In order to showcase the benefits of these new extensions, we plan to highlight a new gTLD each week!

This week, we’re going .HOME to where the heart is; detailing the new gTLD’s potential uses and how it can benefit you.

Eleven applicants have applied for the .HOME gTLD extension; while we do not know which applicant will win, the extension will have TWO potential uses.

It’s first potential use is to function as an easily identifiable home page for websites. For multinational corporations, a domain under .HOME will be the home page of the company with links that direct visitors to their regional sites. Think of it as an online directory, but for a company. .HOME’s second potential use is to be the sole domain for real estate and home and housing needs. Visitors will be able to find anything related to homes under this domain extension (from sales to renovations). An example of how people can use the domains are: YourCompany.HOME or Improvements.HOME.

Benefits of a .HOME domain name

  • For all things related to home improvements, a .HOME domain easily tells people what your website is all about. The domain is perfect for getting your service and what you do across quickly!
  • For companies and multinational corporations, use a .HOME domain to consolidate your websites. Let it act as a directory to your regional websites!
  • Get the domain name that you want that was not available in other domains

A .HOME domain is great. It has two potential uses but whatever the outcome, it will be an excellent way to communicate your message to customers and visitors!

Pre-Register NOW

Don’t miss this opportunity to own a .HOME domain name or other new gTLDs. Find a domain name that matches you, your business and your interests by going to our gTLD Pre-Registration page at www.webnames.ca/pre-registration and search for the gTLD that interests you!

Pre-registering is FREE! There is no commitment to buy the domain at this point and you’ll be the first to know when your selected pre-registrations become available.

All gTLD information is readily available for all individuals. You can access gTLD information by going to the ICANN gTLD Application Wiki or the .HOME wiki page.

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