There is a new way of doing things on the Internet, and behind it is the top level domain (TLD) .new. Google is the registrar for the .new domain. You may have already seen its use in various Google applications.
Who gets a new domain?
Anyone can register a .new domain, but there are conditions unique to the TLD world.
- To register a .new domain, it must be used to trigger an action in a process or create content.
- It should immediately engage the user in creative action.
- It must be publicly available within 100 days from the date of domain registration.
- Google must have permission to validate the domain for free for Google. This means that if this is a membership process, then Google does not need to pay for membership just to test it.
Some of the biggest names on the Internet have already bought up their domains and are starting to use them.
If you are not using Canva for online graphics and printing, you should try them. To make it easier to create new designs, Canva has acquired the canva.new and design.new .domains. Both lead straight to Canva‘s online graphic design tool.
If you haven’t used Webex, you might want to try hosting online meetings or sharing someone’s screen for technical support.
Among the famous world celebrities is a Canadian solo named Drake. You may have heard of him. Drake and his friends have a record label, OVO, and they took on music.new to promote their artists.
Go to music.new and you can easily edit the cover of the song by changing the lyrics. We can only assume that it was a minimal effort to further use the domain for something more interesting.
Moreover, RunKit allows programmers to work with the node.js platform online, in an isolated, secure environment. It is a really powerful development tool.
It’s kind of a meta for a URL shortener company to acquire domains to shorten their own URLs.
Bitly is the service you use when you want to change the link from something like http: //www.onlinetechtips/cool-article-about-the-.new-domain? Variable = fasdnaow4b47oaibouyib to something like http: // bit. ly / whats.new.
Think of Coda as something of a Google Docs, Whiteboard, Whiteboard & Team collaboration app. If this sounds like something you might be using, or if you are already using Coda, try the coda.new domain to create a new document.
GitHub is a repository for a lot of open source code on the web, similar to the Library of Alexandria for programmers. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft bought it. It is also not surprising that GitHub supports the repo.new and gist.new domains.
Of course, repo.new creates a new repository and gist.new creates a new gist. Think of gist as a place to store a small chunk of code, and the repository is for the entire coding project. These .new domains will help you get the most out of GitHub
OpenTable is for restaurant reservations, like Uber is for sharing. For starving eateries, there is booking.new and restaurant.new to quickly book your next dinner. In any case, you will be taken directly to the booking page.
So what’s new?
There are many more .new domains to come. This is just the beginning, as in October Google opened .new domain registrations to only well-known brands.
Limited registration will be available in December 2019. Then, in July 2020, anyone can register without submitting an application. However, they will still need to meet the registration criteria.
Is the new one worth it?
This is too new to tell. At $ 550 per domain, it’s well worth it for big names, but might not be the case for a lone website owner. New domains seem to be just being used as redirects to existing and fairly easy-to-access functions right now.
Until 2020, when truly creative people can access a domain, we just don’t know what can be done with it.