Technology TLDs (top-level domains) have just welcomed a new member to the family: .APP.
Short for application, .APP has many functions in the tech world. From games to news to education and business, this versatile domain has us excited about all the possibilities to come.
Did you know that in the summer of 2018, the mobile app ecosystem will turn 10 (according to Business of Apps)? And just 10 years later, billions of people worldwide use apps daily. With these figures, it's hard to imagine someone who hasn't used an app in one way or another during their mobile experience.
What better time to jump in and STAND OUT from the growing list of apps than right now? Grab your very own .APP domain today, and be one of the first to grow your presence in this unique way.
Who can benefit from using the .APP domain?
Perfectly suited for the IT-sector, this TLD can be used by developer companies, professionals, enthusiast developers and entrepreneurial applications, app-supported services and other related products or tools. It makes sense to showcase your mobile application product on the web by using the .APP domain.
Andrew Allemann, of Domain Name Wire, recently sat down with Google Registry for his article, .App domains are coming: Q&A with Google, to discuss the new launch and everything you need to know before you purchase whatever.app. In his interview, Google Registry mentioned that their intention with .APP is to provide an affordable option to those interested in the domain. This opens up the door to many solo developers and small companies to partake in the excitement of the launch.
.APP has a strong focus on added security, meaning that HTTPS is required for all .APP websites. In order for your domain to work properly in browsers, you must first configure HTTPS serving by obtaining an SSL certificate, of which we have a great selection for you to choose from. You are still able to use .APP for e-mail or other non-browser related uses without an SSL certificate. Other than this requirement, .APP is a regular open TLD.
HEXONET is pleased to announce that we are now accepting preorders for .APP.
- Sunrise: March 29 - May 1, 2018 (Start-date Sunrise: all domain names will be registered on a First-Come-First-Serve basis)
- EAP (Early Access Phase): May 1-8, 2018
- General Availability: May 8, 2018
Don't miss out on your perfect .APP domain. Get in early and register your app idea today! What will you create?