I honestly believe that .tech ushers in a new era of domain names. It gave us much more freedom in terms of choosing the domain name for IOSD and HackDTU as there were name-unavailability issues on other extensions. Also, there is less flexibility offered by other extensions, as compared to .tech. We truly believe that we share the same vision as .tech and hope to collaborate in the future.
We decided to launch our summit website on girlscriptsummit.tech. Being an organization that supports technology and promotes technical knowledge, our online presence matters the most to us and our community. A .tech domain highlights our technical strengths and creates an appealing image of our organization.
As a technology company, we (Xpresso.TECH) always wanted a URL that reflects the same. Before .tech domain, we would have resorted to having a name that reflects tech. Now we can be as creative with the name since the extension clearly positions us as a technology innovator. It really helps us getting identified. The .com/.co space is really crowded & availability was always an issue, with the new domain names that has been solved. Also, adding .tech to our domain gave an idea to developers/partners that they could use our technology inside their apps or businesses. I believe because these new domain names are still not very common, having a .tech domain adds to our image as an early mover and positions us as a cool company/product.
We wanted to create a platform that would serve as a single source to highlight the smart cities initiatives being undertaken in different parts of the world. The term ‘press’ refers to the media and we believed having the website titled smartcity.press would be the best way to indicate all that this platform offers.
Choosing .press was to indicate what we work with and also to do something “new”. We wanted to be the first ones to move to .press since it is not a common domain name in Denmark.
It was about making the best use of resources and thinking forward into the future. "Reckoning" is a popular word these days, what with #metoo and so many other injustices rampant in the world. "Press" is what we are; we publish, we make new writing and art available to the world. Succinctness and clarity only get more important in this content-drowned world.
Revelore chose to use the .press domain because of how elegant and integral it is. That elegance reflects some of our core principles as a publisher. Plus it simply looks damn cool on our masthead.
Press is a traditional term for fine art printing. I have admired many of my predecessors such as “Peace Press”. So when .press was released it was a natural fit!
It (press) has its roots in printmaking, with pressing the letters into the paper to be precise. So it has a direct link to what I offer as a graphic designer and a letterpress practitioner.
The main reason I chose a .PRESS domain is because I prefer domains to be as short as possible; I believe this is best for positioning in the long run. Using a .PRESS gives our brand a domain name of nine letters (www.yogi.press) which would not be possible with any other extension such as .COM, .CO, .IO, .CO.UK, etc. Because then the domain would have to include the words YOGI and PRESS. (i.e. www.yogipress.io) Additionally, with Google search and social media working the way they are at present, it is time to stop giving so much importance to .COMs and pay more attention to positioning, optimization and above all, social value. Leading brands such as Proto.io are doing very well with their positioning despite not using a .COM domain.
We thought the .press domain made a good fit for the ‘vegan fast food’ image that we wanted to portray. Plus, we wanted to try something different with the URL.
We felt the .press brand was a great fit for our media-focused workshops. We thought it stood out among other options and we really liked the fact that it was easily available.
It was good fortune that the .online domain name came up just at the time when we were redesigning and relaunching a new brand of the DAO journal in 2016. It fit our brand name perfectly because the word ‘online’ was already in our organization’s name. .online made our organization name relevant again, instead of making it sound a bit dated. It’s also a brilliant match for us because our organization name is our entire URL.
I think we are living in a time where people start to realize that there is more than just the .com domain. There are many new cool domains like .tech or .io, and since we are building an online platform, the .online domain made perfect sense. It also gave us the opportunity to team up with the Startup League, which has been an incredible partner to us at Web Summit.
I felt a .online domain name was the right fit for us: The collection itself is not a company or organisation and the domain ‘online’ describes just what the website is – Jerwood Collection’s online presence.
Onvent is short for online event. We felt that the .online domain name would support our brand identity by emphasising the online nature of our business.
At the start of 2014, the Internet changed forever. From this point, web addresses no longer had to end in .com, .net, .org or country-specific endings like .co.uk. Instead, a wave of more than 700 new .somethings were launched, in phases. Domain suffixes such as .online clearly state that such a website does business purely online. It can also help differentiate between physical businesses and virtual ones, as some users actively seek out the latter.
One of the significant challenges in getting your start-up running is to name it and find a perfect domain extension. Even though .com was available to us, we wanted to represent our-self as not just a t-shirt company, but a technology-driven company. Two new domain extensions were running the finale in our naming process – .Shop and .STORE. Both domain extensions are identical, but we chose .STORE as our domain extension, as well as the last name of the company, after running a couple of pronunciation tests. I am so grateful to have a wide range of new domain extensions to support our branding nowadays; else, our name would have been something else. You see, there is a significant difference between saying ThreadlyStore .com and Threadly.store. In our case, the company name and the website address are identical.
We were making a store and it seemed like it would make sense to use a .store domain. We very clearly wanted Kono Store to be its own entity, apart from Input Club, even though some of the same people work on both projects. We also use a .club domain for Input Club, so it just made sense to follow suit. An interesting anecdote here is that we didn’t learn until after we had already started the business that Kono means “inviting” in Hawaiian, which is very fortuitous, as Kono is a very inviting store!
We chose a .store domain name because it was unique and refreshingly different from the standard .com/ .in, etc and it conveyed the message to our customers clearly about what we are- an online organic STORE! It has helped in creating our own identity to stand out in an otherwise crowded online marketplace for home-delivered organic produce.
Compared to the typical .com, I think .store sounds more unique and is more suitable for young independent brands and online stores. It stands out and clearly indicates what our website or brand is about before anyone arrives on our web page.
At Twirl, we believe that every person is unique and their purchased products should be distinct as well. Further, Twirl’s philosophy of creating a sustainable cycle of fashion is new and innovative. In essence, we are a STORE with a difference. The .store domain, which in itself is unique, seamlessly fits in with our brand. The domain has helped us stand out in the eCommerce landscape.
We choose .store because it’s simple and direct and it helps us to define our online retail identity and visibility.
.store is going to be the future of eCommerce, it sounds very familiar to shopping online. We choose .store because we had a plan to set up a one-stop online store and it is perfect for our business. It sounds a bit different and new to customers and also defines our business effectively.
The .space domain extension has gained commendable popularity among coworking communities because it fits perfectly with their core competency. Personally, I like names that are short and make perfect sense and, so we opted for GlenX.Space. The .space domain name has served us well for our brand, and we appreciate it being (easily) available. Within the coworking community, everyone knows of it and many are using it as part of their web address. Not only that, the .space extension is becoming a trend that is publicly recognized as a ‘cool domain extension’ for coworking brands.
We chose the .space domain because loop.space was unique and provided an identity that was immediately identifiable. Furthermore, it allowed us to optimize our SEO/SEM to build brand value.
We are a telecommunication company that utilises space infrastructure for serving its customers, this is where .space came in. Besides, we are an innovative startup and want to be different, we ride the latest wave of trends in the startup world, we move and adapt quickly, it is in our DNA and it makes us different from big elephant corporates, and an application-related domain is one of those things.
We chose .space because it is a clear and intuitive domain name that denotes a clean and uncluttered web address – just what we needed to get the Artecology name out into the world! However, Artecology is all about space, about volumes and areas in the urban environment and about our shared uses and experiences of these spaces with the natural world. I’m certain that this congruity between the name and purpose has also helped to reinforce our message.
Since the brand is called Earthling, a .space domain seemed fitting. The ethos of the company is about making things better for individuals and the collective planet, in other words, making space for a new generation focused on health, wellness, and consciousness.
It was a simple choice. I always look for new trends, and I was aware of the new domain .space being available. So I thought that would be a great name – a space for the best dev teams! I think other companies should take advantage of innovative new domains such as .space too.
Since our business is all about space technology, the .space domain name fits perfectly with our core competence and industry niche.
Not being common and fitting perfectly with our activity, the .space domain was a natural choice for us. As Space activities are increasing, I am sure the .space domain name has a bright future coming ahead.
Usually, people love our .space domain name! They say, “it’s cool!”. We personally like it very much as it specifies where our mind is set!
Our .tech Domain has helped us show our website visitors that we are dedicated to the technology that sits behind what we do and that our company revolves around technology. And so, it makes a great domain for our company.
We have been able to set our ourselves apart as a platform in the business of connecting people, one job at a time. Our .tech domain has helped us yield positive results in our marketing efforts. The domain name has successfully enhanced our user engagements as it imparts a strong feeling of brand trust.
Populo means people in Latin. Essentially, connecting people through technology is at the core of what we do. Therefore populo.tech was an apt domain name for us. I think it will be very helpful in the next few years when we expand our product offering.
The unabbreviated name of my firm is actually Firedove Technology (although just about everyone, including myself shortens it to Firedove). Ergo, the .tech domain name was perfect for us! Our entire domain name, including the extension, was our firm name. How cool is that? It’s really given us an edge over our competitors. People think we really know our stuff and it gives prospective clients the immediate impression that we are invested in technology. It has also made us much more unique in comparison to our competitors. A lot of businesses have a .com but when someone sees a .tech domain, it makes them pause and take a second look. .tech domains cut through the noise.
Daan means Damian plus Antoine (my name and the name of my co-founder). We chose .tech since we are a technology company and we really believe in progress through technology.
.tech is one of the most popular domains in the startup ecosystem worldwide. In particular, I got connected with various startup companies through the Startup League, the startup support program by Radix. Through the Startup League, we went to RISE (Hong Kong, 2017), where I met many entrepreneurs and engineers with similar mindsets. We exchanged contacts and hopefully we will have a chance to collaborate in future.
Our name had Technologies as a suffix so our .tech domain reflects who we actually are – a technology company. .tech domain names are different and smart (two qualities that we wanted our business to reflect). .tech domains easily catch attention and so, it was an easy choice to select it for our business.
Our .tech domain helped us showcase the tech DNA of our company. It has also been a way for us to create our difference with an unusual domain name. It has been powerful in search engine referencing as well.
For me, .tech is important as it truly represents what we, at Sentient Machines, care about - developing the most cutting-edge technology in the space of Natural Language Processing. This is very different from building a consultancy business or what we traditionally know as a business since the focus is purely on innovation and technology.
We choose the .tech domain for a number of reasons. First, we owned the .com and .net domain for our company name but we wanted to shorten our name and that was not possible with those domain extensions. Second, we looked at other domain names like .io (which has been very popular) but we felt that io would seem confusing to those who were not from the tech industry. Thirdly, we chose to rebrand to Stronger International because it told the client what we did, but it still didn’t tell them what industry we were in. We liked Stronger but wanted people to know that we were in technology. The .tech domain name was a great solution. Our name became: Stronger.tech - short, powerful, and conveyed what we do and which industry we belong to. We love our domain name. We get lots of questions and compliments for it. It is unique, but so is our company. We would choose the name again if given the choice.
We wanted a simplified domain that was easy to remember and embodies what we represent. Using a .tech domain was a natural fit not just because of our name but also because it described a future that perfectly matches our company vision: disruption.
I chose .tech because it communicates quickly and clearly that our company is about technology and it seems pretty cool.
The choice of a .tech domain was appropriate at the time because we were fundamentally creating a technology development organisation. There are benefits of being able to distinguish our brand in the technology space.
We chose the vempathy.tech domain name because it is most relevant to the business that we are building. Our vision is to help companies build empathy with their customers using video analysis technology so a .tech domain name was relevant for us.
The .tech domain captures what we want to communicate to our customers without us having to say too much. We are a technology company, the tech we build and provide is very focused on bridging the gap between consumers and developers and we think having a .tech domain says all of this. For us, it also represents something new. Consumers of the apps won’t always expect a .tech domain extension, so when they see our domain or visit us, we think it carries that shine that comes with a new product you’ve bought. And to the less tech-savvy, it seems somewhat futuristic.
It was simple. We needed something that showcased the fact that we indulge in cutting edge technology and .tech was a no-brainer.
I’m always an early adopter with technology, I recommend getting a .host in place for your hosting business while things are still in the beginning stages. In a year or two, it will be the norm, and you will be late
As a UK web hosting company it totally makes sense to own a .host domain name. It also allowed us to shorten our domain name from 11 characters (ioxhost.com) and 13 characters (ioxhost.co.uk) to just 8 characters (iox.host).
Being able to grab a three letter domain (on .host) in 2014 was a pleasant surprise!
Since ifna .com, ifna.net, ifna.org were already taken, we had to use ifna-int.org which was not really relevant. The .site extension sounds better and is easier to use. It is easily understood and works in our favour for our visibility
We already had a domain with our country code top-level domain but then we got a cool invitation to join Radix and the Startup League. We are marketers, yes, but also geeks and programmers and designers and very technology oriented and we want to create things. It just felt like a no-brainer to use .tech so that in the future if need be, we could do things that might not even be restaurant related. Who says we could not have a biotech company with this name? And it has worked, some people have asked us to do work that has indeed nothing to do with food and since the architecture of our platform is flexible, we can use it for markets like insurance or dentistry! At the same time, it also works for the restaurants to trust that we know what we are doing when we start talking about apps, AR, AI and other tech terms that other companies would not talk so much about.