New gTLDs Launch– Week of 11/3 -11/7/14

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The following are the New gTLD extensions being launched for the week of November 3 – 7, 2014. This week it’s all about who .GIVES to the .WORLD.  And it’s also time to start thinking about those holiday .GIFTS.  Oh joy.  Better yet, take someone out to a .RESTAURANT. 


11/4/14 –
Pre-Registration and Sunrise for Trademark Holders

.DEGREE – academic rank, title, or award in education.  Great for schools and online universities.
.GIVES – could be used by a group for a charitable cause.
.WORLD – encompasses the earth, the people, and things in it.  My world, your world, our world.

Priority Placement for Landrush

.PHYSIO –the art of massage and exercise therapy.  Good name for the physiotherapy profession.

11/5/14 –
Priority Placement for Early Access

.GIFTS – lots of potential for stores selling any type of gift merchandise.  How will this fare against the singular .gift?
.RESTAURANT – every eatery should have this one.  Again, how will this fare against the abbreviated version .rest?
.SARL – for small partnership-based businesses (LLPs) in French-speaking countries

General Availability

.MARKET – A gTLD that has several definitions.  A place where products are bought and sold; a food store; the buying and selling of stocks and bonds.

.MORTGAGE – A great gTLD for companies dealing in real estate loans.


So this is this week’s list of New gTLD extensions being launched, with many more to come.  Choose wisely and remember that these New gTLD extensions represent you, your business, your personality.  It’s all about branding oneself online.

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