For as long as the internet has been around, the available domain extensions have been the standard .com, .org, .edu, .net, etc.
But this year, the internet is finally getting a makeover.
Recently, a host of new extensions were released. Instead of just the standard, boring old domains, we got fun, new domains. Allow me to introduce the best of the best, all of which shall be offered within the next year:
Who in their right mind doesn’t want to be a guru at something? I can see a whole host of awesome sites being started with the .guru tail. Are you a beer guru? A workout guru? A guru of anything? Register the .guru domain and Voila! you’ll have instant credibility.
Who in their right mind does not want to be a ninja? Now, with the .ninja extension, you can do just that! Do you want to be the ninja of soccer? Music? Money? Just register your extension and you are good to go as a qualified ninja!
I can’t stop thinking of all the things that could be placed before the .sexy extension and intantly turn, well, sexy. Thongs.sexy. Beercans.sexy. Grandmas.sexy. The possibilities are infinite.
Want to be the best at something but you’re not sure how to show it? Do you have the best idea ever? Just register the .best extension, and you’ll be money
One of the few non-English words on the domain extension list, I think .futbol will be blowing up. I don’t know about you, but I’m preregistering all the domain names I can that have to do with .futbol. (Especially on the heels of this awesome World cup of 2014 what what!)
As one of the few nonsensical domain extensions added to the list, .xyz stands out. Does your website idea not really fit in to any one of the 100’s of new extensions? Well, problem solved. XYZ!
Have you ever wanted to be an expert at something, but just don’t have the time to put in the work? Just kidding, you would never do that… I meant, are you an expert at something but you aren’t sure how to show it? With a .expert domain tail, your problem is solved!
Why does coffee have a specific domain extension, you might be thinking. Well has someone who has worked a brunch shift at a busy restaurant, let me tell you, people drink coffee like the world’s supply is ending. As awesome as this extension is, I’m not sure how many people would actually use it. Farmers? Barista blogs? Still. The randomness of this extension is what makes it #9.
I’m not sure if ICANN (the organization deciding domain extensions) just really loves this particular fruit, or if this domain is supposed to be an homage those nice folks living down under. The sky is really the limit for what you want to do with a fruit as your domain extension!
There may even been some sweeter domains coming into play, like .moto, .vodka., .beer, and those will all be pretty awesome too. If you are interested in investing in internet real estate, now is a great time to do so! Check out my iPage vs Bluehost or Bluehost vs Hostgator reviews if you are thinking about registering for a hosting company and want to register some of those sweet new tails for yourself!