We see you, sweating and working over there in that office park. Or downtown business district. We see you making value, paying employees, providing services, pleasing customers.
And now we’ve got something for you. On June 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT two new gTLDs that are for those companies out there, working hard for the stakeholders—.ltd and .gmbh—are entering the GoLive phase.
That means domains in these two TLDs are now open to everyone. For .ltd, which now will be available for $25.24 per year at A rates, that means everyone-everyone. For .gmbh, which will now be available for $38.65 per year at A rates, you have to have your existence as a Gesellschaft mit besechränkter Haftung (if you don’t know what that means, sorry .gmbh is not for you) validated with the respective authorities in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland.
Either way, companies, we know you never take a break, but now you're getting one with .ltd and .gmbh.
This June, .xyz turns two and so it’s all about twos: two days at two cents, 25 days at twenty-two cents.
Having a June birthday means .xyz, for what it’s worth, is a Gemini and we’ve probably never met a person who actually matched their astrological sign as much as .xyz matches its sign.
Geminis are supposed to be versatile, and .xyz definitely has that: it’s probably the most versatile of all the new gTLDs.
Gemini is also the twins, so everything comes in twos. So far so good: xyz’s more famous twin, of course, is abc. And this year, because it’s .xyz’s second birthday, the celebration comes down to twos, too. First, it’s in two phases: from June 1-2 (two days), .xyz domains will be just 2¢ each. That’s a pair of two pretty pennies.
Next, from June 3-30, .xyz domains will be 22¢ each.
Number 10: Monday June 20 marks the five-year anniversary of when ICANN announced that they would begin accepting applications for new gTLDs within the year, including .top.
Number 9: Your .top domain doesn't have to expire in the next 10 days for you to renew it.
Number 8: Registration of .top domains has surpassed 2.5 million, making it the number two most registered new gTLD.
Number 7: This also makes it the top (no pun intended, really) most registered new gTLD based outside of the US
Number 6: .top is one of four new gTLDs put on record with Chinese MIIT to build a website with
Number 5: It’s easy to type. c, o and m are about as far apart on the keyboard as possible. t, o and p, though? All in the same row. You could type it one-handed.
Number 4: .top is international. Registrations span 230 countries.
Number 3: Over 30 words in the English language end in -top. And that’s not counting innumerable phrases (careful for premium domains, though).
Number 2: If you’re on top, and you like being on top, you should stay on top and keep your .top domain. You just should.
Number 1: The number one reason to renew a .top domain before July 1 is because .top renewals are on promotion for ten days only (one day for each of the reasons on this list): from June 20 to June 30, 2016.
Domains in this extension can be renewed for just $6.26 per year (they’re normally $12.52 at A rates). So that’s a full half-off.
It’s easy to stay on .top if you can get half-off.
The spirits (well, mostly just the TLD release calendar) predict many good things coming your way, dear Gandiens, many things.
So what’s in store this month? Well, .store for one, is entering the GoLive phase on June 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT.
But wait, there’s more in store for .store! From now until August 14, 2016 at 4:59 PM PDT, .store domains will be on sale for just $14.99 per year when you buy it in the GoLive phase. Normally, the GoLive price for .store will be $76.95 per year, so that’s 80% off, right off the bat.
With a promo that good, we predict that you will find the .store of your dreams this summer.
Find out if there's a .store in store for your future?
.コム (.xn--tckwe) is the rare but increasingly common “translated” domain name. This time around, .コム is the Japanese translation of .com.
Previously, Sunrise and Godfathering periods limited registrations to brand owners and owners of corresponding .com domains. Now .コム is open to all for it’s now regular price of $16.79 per year at A rates.
Many TLDs have come to you with a line that didn’t seem true, and until now, you’ve passed them by.
Now it doesn’t wear a diamond ring, or even have a song to sing. All we know is .我爱你 means “I love you.”
That and .我爱你 will be 50% off for the rest of year, that is, until December 31, 2016 at midnight UTC. Which means instead of the usual price of $45.51 per year, new .我爱你 domains will be just $23.00 per year for the rest of the year.
What do you call it when, you know, like a few people get together. And they do something. No, not a company or an organization, that’s too specific. Not a team either. Oh, right! A group.
And what do you call it when a group gets a domain name? A .group. If your group wants to be a .group, now’s the time. The new TLD .group is now entering the GoLive phase as of June 8 and will now be available for $25.24 per year at A rates.
And what’s that place where you get your hair and nails done? Or maybe it’s like a literary discussion group? That’s right, a salon. Well, make your salon a .salon too because .salon is also in the GoLive phase as of June 8, meaning .salon domains are now available for $63.55 per year at A rates.
Whether you have a group or a salon or both, either one can get that dot in front of it.
Before the UN officially created the nongovernmental organizations consultative status, organizations that would be designated as such today were instrumental in such monumental changes as the abolition of slavery and women’s suffrage.
Today, NGOs go where governments cannot. Especially at an international level, focusing on development, sustainability and humanitarian efforts that governments alone don’t have the power, will or scale to organize.
We make no bones about lending our help to such initiatives, and you can find a few of our favorites listed on our page of supported projects.
For the month of June we decided to step it up even further. We’ll be offering domain names in the .ngo|.ong (In Romance languages, NGO is ONG) at half-price.
Since .ngo|.ong domain names are only available to verified NGOs, this promotion specifically helps such organizations. We also keep listing it like that, .ngo|.ong because the two are “bundled.” That means when you register a .ngo domain, you also get the corresponding .ong domain (or the other way around) for no extra price.
From June 1 through June 30 at midnight UTC (5:00 PM PDT), .ngo|.ong domains will be available for just $30.98 (instead of the usual $61.93 per year at A rates).