"After hearing all the .buzz and .reviews surrounding .london, we’ve finally settled on the .uk as our destination for our 2014 .vacations": these dot-words are possible future top-level domain names expected to be released in the upcoming months since the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began its rollout of new top-level domain names on January 24 of this year.
Since its inception, over 175 domain names have been created, and on Wednesday, you can start to register domain names ending in .holiday and .marketing.
- Marketplace reported on the new domain frontier earlier this year when things got underway, and here's an update on how to create your own .holiday:
- You can visit hockey.today, jamesforbes.photography, or vintageelectric.bike to see these new domain names in action.
- The most popular names thus far include .guru, .berlin, .photography, .email and .today.
- Some companies are pushing for industries to cluster around specific names.
For example, luxury brands such as Chanel, Balenciaga, Ferragamo and Harry Winston, Isabel Mirant, and a few others have already registered with the domain name .luxury, according to Zoe Coady of Brandstyle Communications.
".Luxury is providing an innovative platform and competitive advantage for companies to position themselves within the luxury space. For the first time, luxury goods and services will now be found in one place online," said Monica Kirchner, CEO, .Luxury.
Here's a screenshot from the TSOHOST.com website displays domain names expected to launch April 2014: