.NEWS has also joined the nTLDs on your store
When ICANN created their New gTLD Program aimed at launching hundreds of new generic TLDs (nTLDs) a few years ago, a new Internet era took off. Today, there are over 400 nTLDs ‘wide open’ for registration. So far, more than 1 million websites have been created under their ‘name-brella’.
nTLDs have opened up a whole new world of niche-specific domain name opportunities for individuals, organizations and businesses.
One such nTLD is .NEWS and we are happy to present it to you today.
What is specific about .NEWS domains?
.NEWS was officially released to the public in July 2015 by the Rightside registry. During the 4-month sunrise period preceding the release date, over 1000 domain names had been preregistered by numerous news/media sources, including Amazon and Fox.
.NEWS was ‘brooded’ in the right registry ‘nest’. The Rightside registry’s mission is to help site owners tell their story their way. The registry is in charge of other ‘story-telling’ nTLDs as well, among them .REVIEWS, .SOCIAL, .CONSULTING, .NINJA, etc.
.NEWS is currently positioned at No 43 on the official nTLD chart, with over 30 000 ‘news-centered’ domains registered so far:
However, over the few months since it became open to the public, it has marked a steady growth and is believed to soon make a ‘NEWSworthy’ climb up the aforementioned chart.
Here is an excerpt from the Rightside registry’s website, detailing the .NEWS nTLD’s worth by way of numbers:
What sites is .NEWS good for?
The .NEWS extension gives all news story-disseminating individuals, organizations and businesses an authoritative ‘NEWSstand’ via which to deliver up-to-date information to their audiences.
It is a goldmine for journalists, news industry companies and bloggers. You too can turn your site into a legitimate ‘NEWSroom’!
Registration details about .NEWS domains
.NEWS is open for registration to anyone for a period of 1-10 years. The registration process is quick and simple, with no specific requirements to follow.
.NEWS domain names that have been registered with another registrar can be moved over to us at the same price. An EPP key is required for the transfer to complete successfully.
How to activate the .NEWS domain extension on your store?
.NEWS is enabled by default on your store. If you haven’t made changes to the TLD list in your Reseller Control Panel, the new TLD will be listed next to .NAME:
If you have changed the original TLD order, however, .NEWS will be listed at the bottom of the TLD table under Domain Pricing.
You can now enable it on your store and choose its best position from a marketing point of view:
Along with the other recently added nTLDs – .CLUB, .WEBSITE, .SOLUTIONS and .SERVICES, as well as .XYZ and .SPACE, .NEWS holds a great marketing potential for your web hosting store and will help you give your customers more freedom in finding the right domain for their sites in the crowded .COM market.