Spotlight on Financial nTLDs

IG Group is a global leader in online trading and is an access provider to over 10,000 financial markets – including shares, indices, forex, commodities and binaries.  They are also the company behind several new financial-related new gTLDs covering .BROKER, .CFD, .FOREX, .MARKETS, .SPREADBETTING, and .TRADING.

.MARKETS went live on June 18. The remainder will enter General Availability this month. Below is a quick overview of these financial new gTLDs


.CFD: CFDs are contracts for difference, a versatile financial derivative that allows individuals to speculate on the rise and fall of financial markets without ever having to own the underlying asset. To qualify, people must be an entity holding one or more permissions granted by a financial regulatory authority in respect of the CFD space. To learn more:

.SPREADBETTING: Spread betting is a derivatives product that allows you to trade on the price movements of thousands of financial markets including indices, shares, currencies, commodities and more. You can use spread bets to speculate on price movements irrespective of whether the markets are rising or falling. As a spread betting provider .SPREADBETTING will help take your business forward, positioning you as a highly relevant and reliable spread betting provider – join an elite group of web addresses and register your .SPREADBETTING today! (note: you must be an entity holding one more more regulatory permissions granted by the UK Financial Conduct Authority or by the Central Bank of Ireland in respect of the spread betting space) To learn more:

.TRADING:  As a trader, agent, arbitrageur or investor working in the highly competitive world of buying and selling you could benefit from having this new domain. Your brand identity will become clear and the simplicity of your address will make you easy to remember – and quicker to find. Make sure you’re one of the first to adopt .trading and start realising the benefits.

November 16: .BROKER, .FOREX

.BROKER:  Whether you’re a mortgage broker, stockbroker, forex or insurance broker, this is an essential extension to have associated with your brand name. To learn more:

.FOREX: The domain created specifically for the foreign exchange industry. Receive a host of benefits including increased recognition, brand awareness and cheaper marketing cost when you register a .FOREX domain name. To learn more: