The .tech domain extension was released to the public for purchase today via domain registrars such as GoDaddy and 1and1. There is no question we are living in a tech boom, so the .tech domain extension was a highly anticipated one for quite some time now.
The internet has moved far beyond its boundaries of the .com age and in to domain name extensions that are more fitting to the modern ethos. Over the past few years we have seen several domain extensions such as: .news, .io, .reviews, and even .pizza. This growth in domain extensions allows businesses within a certain niche to brand themselves within their industry and website URL. The move to more niche domain extensions also allows for company names to become more consistent with their website name. For example Dominos Pizza can acquire the domain name dominos.pizza.
The .tech domain extension was on pre-registration for the past several months before its release. Some pre-registrars had to pay up to $12,500 to lock down their .tech domain extension before it was too late. Although, if you held a trademark on your name, then there was some legal routes you could take to ensure you acquired your .tech domain extension without worry.
Many companies have already started to lock in their domains now that it has officially been released. A few sites with .tech domain extension sites are: blind.tech, trans.tech, and impact.tech. Some sites have “coming soon” pages up as it is only the first few hours of availability, but we should expect to see full websites within the coming week.
To get your own .tech domain extension you can go to domain registrar sites like GoDaddy, 1and1 or NetworkSolutions. Many popular domain names are already taken, as you could guess, including tech.tech. But with the addition of the new .tech domain extension we should begin to see many new companies emerging with the use of “tech” in their name and company website URL.