Google Opens Up .dev Domains in Early Access Program

Google dotDev domains are now open for early registration, with the gTLDs officially debuting on February 28th, when the prices will dramatically…

Search giant Google has announced its’ now offering .dev domain names in a recent blog post. The company acquired the top-level domain after ICANN opened up the internet wot new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, just a few years ago.

Google Announces New dotDev Domains

Starting off, the new dotdev domains will cost a pretty penny as they’re available only through an early access program. For instance, GoDaddy, a reseller, offered the new .dev addresses at $12,500 yesterday. Today, that drops to $3,100. But, wait until February 28th and it will cost about $20 per year.

Google also acquired other gTLDs, including .app, .page, and .soy. Here’s the salient portion of the announcement, quoted directly:

“Developers, designers, writers and architects: you built the web. You make it possible for the billions of people online today to do what they do. Have you ever tried to register your preferred domain name, only to find out it’s not available? Today, Google Registry is announcing .dev, a brand new top-level domain (TLD) that’s dedicated to developers and technology. We hope .dev will be a new home for you to build your communities, learn the latest tech and showcase your projects—all with a perfect domain name.”

Ashley Lipman

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