Eight new Google TLDs have launched
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Google Registry has announced the launch of eight new TLDs to their domain portfolio: .foo, .zip, .mov, .nexus, .dad, .phd, .prof and .esq. Short, zippy and brand new, these extensions serve a variety of markets and would be great additions to diversify any portfolio. The Sunrise Phase of these TLDs started on April 2nd, 2023.
A quick look into each TLD
.foo is a suitable, tongue-in-cheek domain extension for developers. In the world of software development, “foo” is an intentionally meaningless word that developers use as a placeholder.
.zip is a great domain to imbue your website with a sense of speediness. To zip means to move somewhere at a high speed.
.mov is a great choice for websites that host movies or moving pictures.
The word “nexus” refers to a focal point or a series of connections, making .nexus a great choice for websites that focus on gathering links or creating connections.
After the launch of .mom, .baby and .kids, .dad is now here to join the family. It is a great choice for parenting blogs and other websites centered around fatherhood.
.phd is for anyone with a doctorate. Use this domain to show off your accomplishments and share your research with people.
.prof is a good choice for professors and teachers – from showing off your resume and research online to posting content for your students.
The word “esq” is an abbreviation of “esquire”. This title is used by attorneys in the United States, but it is also a historic aristocratic title in the United Kingdom, ranking above “gentleman”, but directly below “knight”. Regardless of your profession or title, a .esq domain is always a standout choice.
Anyone will be able to register these eight new Google TLDs. Domains will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Domain names can be between 1 and 63 characters in length. You will be able to register these domains for a period between 1 and 10 years. We expect internationalized domain registrations (written in another alphabet than the Latin script) to be permitted.
As is the case for other extensions from Google Registry, using a valid SSL certificate is a requirement for using these domains. In case there is no valid SSL certificate, the domain will be unable to load.
Launch phases and prices
You can find an overview of launch phases for all eight Google TLDs below. All phases are scheduled to start and end at 16.00 UTC.
- Sunrise Phase: April 2nd, 2023 – May 3rd, 2023.
- Early Access Phase: May 3rd, 2023 – May 10th, 2023.
- General Availability: May 10th, 2023 onwards, starting at 16.00 UTC.
In order to register a domain during the Sunrise Phase, you need to have a valid SMD (Signed Mark Data) file from the Trademark Clearinghouse. You will be asked to submit the SMD file during the application process in the control panel.
You can find the Member Prices for the Sunrise Phase below. All prices are excluding the ICANN fee and administrative fees. After the first year, regular prices will apply.
You can find non-Member prices in the control panel.
Early Access Phase
During Early Access, anyone will be able to register a domain on a first come, first serve basis. You can find Early Access registration prices below. These prices are valid for all TLDs and are excluding the ICANN fee. After the first year, regular prices will apply.
During General Availability, Member prices will be as follows. All prices are excluding the ICANN fee.
You will be able to find non-Member prices in the control panel once these domains have entered General Availability.
You can find more information about these TLDs in the domains section of our Knowledge Base.
If you have any further questions about these new extensions, please contact our support team.
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