An SEO’s Guide to Acquiring New gTLDs

By billhartzer

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By now, you’re probably very used to the original, or what I would like to call the main Top Level Domains (TLDs), .com, .net, and .org. And everyone else, other than SEOs and online marketers, are more “used to” seeing those three TLDs, as well as .info, .biz, and occasionally .tv. Of course, internationally, the Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs), are widely accepted now, including .co.uk (United Kingdom), .es (Spain), .com.au (Australia), .ca (Canada), and .it (Italy). Depending on the location of your business, a ccTLD makes perfect sense as an alternative to .com. In the coming months, there are literally hundreds of new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) coming available, and some are already available for registration. In this SEO’s guide to the new gTLDs, I’m going to introduce you to the new gTLDs, tell you (from an SEO perspective) what you need to know, and what you can do to acquire them.

What New gTLDs are Coming Out?
I’ve already mentioned that the main TLDs, .com, .net, and .org will be joined by hundreds of new gTLDs. Here are a few that are already available for registration, meaning that they have gone through all of the required processes in order to be accepted: and you can go right now any register any available domain names with these extensions. Keep in mind that during the days leading up to the release of these many domain investors and trademark owners have already registered some of them:

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