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GoDaddy adds 7 unique domain names – 14 total

GoDaddy adds 7 unique domain names – 14 total
Ryan Loebe

GoDaddy just announced the release of seven new top-level domain name extensions today. This historic Internet ‘domain name’ expansion unlocks an abundance of new inventory for small business owners.

GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar, launched seven new domain name extensions today, giving people more choices when it comes to finding the right online name. Today’s launch, featuring popular names like .GURU and .PHOTOGRAPHY, brings the total of new generic top-level domain name extensions, or gTLDs, available at GoDaddy.com to 14. The new domain name extensions are part of a roll-out to create more options for individuals or businesses looking to attract more customers online.

The domain name industry is expanding from 22 gTLDs, such as.COM and .NET, to more than 700. The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to release more domain name extensions every week, through 2015. The names released today for general registration at GoDaddy.com are:  .PHOTOGRAPHY, .CAMERA, .EQUIPMENT, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING and .ESTATE. The names released last week were: .GURU, .VENTURES, .SINGLES, .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .PLUMBING and .HOLDINGS.

“It can be challenging to stand out on the Web, and domain extensions like these make sure you get noticed because they describe what the website or business actually offers,” said GoDaddy Vice President and General Manager Domains Mike McLaughlin. “This is a historic time in the tech industry, as the new domain variations add more specificity to one’s online identity. These new names are often more memorable and better represent each business.”

In addition to domain names, small business owners can also utilize GoDaddy’s full set of offerings, which range from Website Builder tools and other services that help customers Get Found online, to personalized email addresses with Microsoft Office 365 compatibility and more.

To register or pre-register a new domain name, or learn more about GoDaddy’s domain offerings, visit: http://www.GoDaddy.com/NewDomains

Read our past coverage on GoDaddy here