Going beyond .com and .co.uk

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Going beyond .com and .co.uk

Soon there will be a noticeable change to the Internet with the incoming of new domain extension. Currently the most popular domain extensions for the UK are .com and .co.uk but soon there will be around 700 new extensions available to the public.

Over the years there have been a few varieties of different extensions such as .biz and .org which are usually only used if the .com and .co.uk domains are already taken.

However these new domain name extension are related to service rather than the country, here are a few of the most popular ones:

  • .web
  • .shop
  • .online
  • .store
  • .hotel

With the lack of available domain names on .com and .co.uk I could see this becoming quite popular in the next few years. There are around 700 new extensions being released sometime next year and these domains names can be pre-ordered now.

Estate Agency websites

For estate agents there are several new extensions that are related to the property industry:

  • .estates
  • .properties
  • .property
  • .realestate
  • .apartments
  • .agency
  • .villas

The new extensions will also include area domains such as .london, .wales and .scots which may be of interested to your estate agents if you are located within the area.

So if you are interest in having one of these new domains name extensions make sure you pre-order it before someone else does! 

Luke Stanley