A revolutionary change is about to come in form of new gTLDs (Generic Top Level Domains), as of present there are around 22 top level domains such as .com, .net, .org, etc. and, also a good number of country code top level domains such as .au, .co.uk, .in, .cn and many others.
Thousands of new generic top level domains will be made available for hand registration during the period of 2014-2015 and there on. The introduction of these new gTLDs will be done in the same manner as previously done for .com, .net, or any other TLDs.
First, it will go through the sunrise period where trademark owners will be given an opportunity to preserve their brands. Then, it will move to land rush phase where premium domains will be sold via auction. Finally, it will enter the general availability phase where common users like me and you will be able to get a domain under new gTLDs.
New gTLDs are built on the idea to allow corporations and businesses better brand control and to create new opportunities in the online world. From the point of view of brandability new gTLDs got the answer.
The release of new gTLD’s may provide more options for name choices. It must be noted that if you have a fully developed website under popular right of the dot extensions such as .com or .net; the new gTLDs will not effect your website functioning nor it may hinder any existing traffic. But, you can reserve your name in as many new extensions as you want by participating in per-registrations. Visit popular domain registration websites and discover the new world of domain name extensions.
Some examples of new gTLDs are as follows:
And, dot many others.