Unlike some other registrars that are taking “pre-orders” or expressions of interest in domain name registrations for certain hand selected new gTLD’s, Name.com is going from it at a whole different angle asking users: “What new gTLDs are you waiting for?”
Name.com is asking users to tell then what new gTLD’s they are most interest in.
The page put up by Name.com starts with an important question:
“”What the heck is a gTLD?”
“”TLDs are the endings that follow the string in a domain name. The ones you are probably most familiar with are .COM/.NET/.ORG, but there are many many more! The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN for short, approved the creation of new gTLDs (generic TLDs) last year. Over 1900 different applicants applied for almost as many different TLDs. You can see the full list here.
Please also check out our handy dandy new gTLD guide!
That sounds exciting! I’d like to buy…
Slow down cowboy! The application/accreditation process is still in the earliest phases. No new gTLD application has been completely approved or accredited yet. The earliest that we can expect to see the first new gTLD launch is most likely sometime early next year.”
“While we can’t guarantee we will be able to secure a registration of any of the new gTLDs, we can collect information on the new gTLDs and domains that you are interested in. Once we have more information on how you can become involved in the registration of that particular new gTLD, we will send you an email with all the information you might need.”
“The best part? It’s free and easy. After filling out the form below, simply sit back and relax. We will do the all the research and follow up with you as soon as we have more information concerning the TLD you’re interested in.”
Its a unique approach and unlike some other registrars, this one is clearly informing people that they are not getting any rights to or even preference for registering new gTLD’s just that they will be kept in the loop as the new gTLD’s of people choice are rolled out.
Nice job guys.