New Domain Extensions

It’s easier than ever to find a great name

 
 

What is it?

Many people still think that .COM is the only way that domain names end. But after 20+ years of registrations, many of the most desirable .com domain names have already been taken. Fortunately, there are hundreds of new domain extensions to give you plentiful options.

Get a memorable name that tells your visitors what your site is all about with new extensions like .LIVE, .NEWS, .ATTORNEY, .ROCKS, .VIDEO, and even .NINJA. View a full list

 
 

New domains in action

 
 

Domain name lifecycle

New domain extensions are being released all the time, so it’s a good idea to understand how and when they become available to the public.

Availability

The sooner you search for the name you want, the better your chance of registering it before someone else. You also might want to check out the domains pre-order program today.

Registration

You can register a domain name for a period of 1-10 years, after which the registration expires. You will be notified and given the right to renew the domain name for an additional period before this happens.

Renewal

To extend your domain’s registration period, you must pay a renewal fee. If you choose not to renew the domain, it eventually becomes available to be registered by the public again.

 
 
 

New domain extensions FAQs

 
  • How do I register a new domain name?

    You can start searching directly from enom.com home page or select Domains > Domain Name Search from the website's main menu.

    1. Enter a domain or term in the search bar and click the Search button
    2. Use the filters to the left to help choose the perfect name to suit your needs.
    3. Once you have found the domain name you wish to register, click on “Add to Cart” next to each desired domain name.
    4. When you are ready, click “Checkout” or “My Cart” in the upper right-hand side of the page.
    5. Review your order and click the Checkout Now button.
    6. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete your purchase.

    Note: ALL SALES ARE FINAL once you submit your order.

    You will receive an order reference number; your order is not complete until you receive an email confirmation, which is sent to the email address on your account.

    For assistance registering a new domain, you can reach out to a Domain Consultant at 425-974-4689.

  • What are the benefits of new domain extensions?

    For the past 20 years, domain owners have had very few options when trying to distinguish their unique identity on the Internet. This was caused in large part by the limited number of Top-Level Domain available to the public. You will most likely recognize .COM and .NET as the most popular Top-Level Domains, or TLDs for short.

    In 2012, ICANN opened up the applications for new TLDs to be created. This allowed for new possibilities for businesses and domain owners to create their unique brand with one of the many new extensions, ranging from fun names like .COOL, .LOL, and .PARTY, to professional TLDs such as .ATTORNEY, .EXPERT, and .ACCOUNTANT. Some are even a little bit of both, like .NINJA, .SOCIAL, and .ROCKS.

    You no longer have to struggle to find an available domain name with the generic TLDs of .COM and .NET.

  • Will a new domain extension hurt my SEO?

    SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a term used when measuring a website’s visibility to search engine users, such as potential customers who use Google to look up a product.

    Search engines such as Google use powerful algorithms to identify search results that are relevant and meaningful to the person performing the search. These algorithms are often complex, and take into account various factors such as content and usefulness.

    New Domain extensions or TLDs (Top-Level Domains) don’t hurt your SEO. On the contrary, many search engines have enhanced their algorithms to include new TLDs. This means that expanding your online presence with a new TLD may even improve your SEO.

  • Will switching to a new TLD confuse my customers?

    In our experience, with clear communication and a solid conversion plan, customers are unlikely to be confused, and you shouldn’t notice any impact. You may even retain your previous domain name to forward to the new one to ensure a smooth transition. Our Technical Support team is also available to assist you with transition solutions.

    We have seen many popular businesses move away from .COM to a new TLD with great success.

  • What is a TLD?

    TLD stands for Top-Level Domain; it is the portion of a web address to the right of the dot, for instance, the “.com” in enom.com. It is also often referred to as a domain extension.

    TLDs are generally split into two categories:

      • ccTLDs are Country Code TLDs, such as .US, .CA, and .UK
      • gTLDs are Generic TLDs and include .COM, .NET, and .ORG. Generic TLDs also include new TLDs such as .NINJA, .ATTORNEY, and .VEGAS, among many others