Google Launches .dev Domain Name Extension For Developers

Google Registry announces.dev, a brand new top-level domain (TLD) dedicated to developers and technology. There are only a limited number of good domains that can be created under the same top-level domain (TLD), so it is common practice for companies to launch new TLDs for specific purposes, such as those intended for games or other types of entertainment. Google, which has always been culturally close to IT developer communities, is launching.dev, a new TLD aimed at developers, designers and architects of IT systems.

Domain Name Extension For Developers Communities

dev Domain Name Extension For Developers

The web.dev sites are intended to relate to development and all the environment concerned. To accompany the launch of the new TLD, Google has announced a number of websites that show what .dev domains will be used for. GitHub.dev offers a “personal website builder” for those looking to start their own projects, while accessibility.dev focuses on inclusive practices in product development. There are plenty more that are live right now, and more will likely start appearing soon. Those who decide to launch websites with the .dev extension must use HTTPS, a guarantee of security while browsing. Google has already started using .dev for some of its own projects, like web.dev and opensource.dev.

From today at 8:00 a.m. until February 28, .dev domains can be registered under the Early Access program, where it is already possible to reserve a domain for an additional fee. Fees decrease on a daily schedule. Starting February 28, .dev domains will be available at a base annual price from the registrar of your choice. For pricing from participating partners, visit get.dev.

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