- .SHOP – There are two domains vying for top position in the new TLD stakes, and .shop is one of them (.web is the other). On balance it will probably end up being the most sought after and popular name simply because it can be applied to many situations, including businesses whose main revenue comes from offline sales. It will be released sometime towards the end of 2014, possibly September.
- .WEB – .web makes it to the number two spot on the list as some research has shown significant levels of pre-registration for .web domain names. It will be released around the middle of the year and possibly even as early as May 2014.
- .SITE – The appeal of this TLD is easy to see, particularly for businesses that use websites for marketing but actually trade offline: .site is much more descriptive than .com. It is expected to be available in late 2014 or early 2015.
- .MUSIC – For the millions of musicians and bands around the world this TLD will be perfect. Significant interest is expected when it goes on sale in the middle of 2014.
- .HOTEL – The hotel booking industry was one of the first to show real growth online and it has not slowed, so .hotel should be popular. It won’t be available for a while. The estimated launch is in the middle of 2015.
Other Interesting New TLDs to Look Out For
- .NYC – This one is ideal for all businesses based in New York, and for businesses outside of the city but who want to appeal to New Yorkers and demonstrate a local presence. Also look out for similar names in other parts of the US and around the world including .WALES, .BERLIN, and .LONDON.
- .COFFEE – With so many coffee shops in every neighborhood let alone city, it is hard to stand out online, but a .COFFEE domain name might help. Other similar examples that will be released over the next 12 to 18 months include .SHOES, .PIZZA, and .WINE.
- .CPA – This specific domain is targeted at accountants but there are other similar domains that will soon be available. These include .CONTRACTORS (which is already available), .FLORIST, and .DENTAL.
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