According to a press release just out, Demand Media(R) (NYSE: DMD), announced the debut of Designs.com, the latest step in the company’s efforts to facilitate the launch of upcoming generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs).
“”Today’s move brings a robust platform to create complementary, high-quality web experiences to leading new TLD registries, which are already working to categorize the Internet with more than a thousand new domain extensions.
“Designs.com expands the company’s suite of offerings to current and future domain industry customers, and facilitates expansive consumer online and social engagement.
“New Designs.com websites will be included with the registration of newly available domain extensions, such as .DENTIST or .SOCIAL.
“Just as the new TLDs speak to the identity, interest and needs of specific audiences, so too will the layouts, functionality and user experiences associated with unique templates in the Designs.com platform.
“A consumer using .FAN needs features related to sharing, ‘liking’ and growing a community, while a professional using .ARCHITECT needs features related to a strong visual portfolio and self-promotion,” explained Nick Nelson, general manager of Designs.com for Demand Media. “Until today, tools and templates have been designed for no-one in particular. New gTLDs are for specific audiences, so we must have tools that create a web presence with the same tailored approach, making the website and web address inseparable.”
“Designs.com will be integrated into the purchase process of partnering domain and web hosting providers, enabling consumers to create a high quality web presence specific to their chosen web identity already demonstrated by the domain name. In order to easily facilitate website creation and updates, the Designs.com platform will have a point and click design tool. Customers will immediately see how their website will look on mobile devices, as well as have access to drag and drop social media tools.”
As for the domain name in 2006 it was registered to John Berryhill Attorney Trust Account, then went under privacy until the ownership moved in 2008 to Domain Adminstration Limited c/o William Vaughan, then it was back under privacy at Enom a Demand Media, Inc. company, where it remains today