There has been a lot of buzz around the Internet regarding the new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) or Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Almost 2,000 new endings will be available with everything from .singles to .tattoo. Concern has been thrown both to the memorization of endings (randomartwork.photography) and to the increase of SEO ranking tactics. Here are four points to get you started...
Calm down. The technology moves surprisingly slow even when the Internet seems like it's moving at light speed. For example, IPv6 has not even been adopted by many of the major hosting companies, even though the concept has been around since the late 90's. (Don't worry, we're working to launch it as soon as possible with our company.)
There are TONS of endings available. Just because something may fit your business, like .photography, doesn't mean a better one won't come along the following month, like .camera. It's important to review a list of the upcoming domains and decide which one best matches your company, business, or website.
You shouldn't wait too long to grab your domain. Pre-registration for major corporations has already happened and there is no way you're going to grab something like google.guru, but you may lose the chance to register your domain if your company is generic like bestdesign.tattoo.
Be cautious. As with any new technology there may be bugs and setbacks. It's entirely possible that the new domain endings fall on their face and are the biggest failure since CFL light bulbs. Nobody is forcing you to go out and register a new domain, and with the launch prices being so high it may not be financially feasible for you to spend $150+ on a new domain, but the option is there and you could always get lucky and outrank your competition simply because you own yourdomain.help
(This article was written by Vallen Lestat from HostArmor.com. HostArmor plans to offer many of the popular gTLDs that will be launched over the next couple of years and we hope to assist you with any hosting, domain, or website needs you may have. Please source the article to www.hostarmor.com if you use elsewhere. Thank you!)