In May this year, Google had launched the .APP domain extension, three years after acquiring the rights to manage it. The search engine giant is now unveiling .page top-level domain (TLD) as a part of an Early Access Program.
A TLD is the last part of a domain name, like .COM or .ORG. While the .APP TLD was built specifically for apps and app developers, the .page is a new opportunity for anyone to build an online presence.
Like .APP domain extensions, the .page TLD too will have Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (https) by default. This means that the .page TLDs will come with built-in security. This will enable protection against ad malware and tracking injection by ISPs, as well as safeguard against spying on open Wi-Fi networks.
“Whether you’re writing a blog, getting your business online, or promoting your latest project, .page makes it simple and more secure to get the word out about the unique things you do,” wrote Ben Fried, VP, CIO, & Chief Domains Enthusiast, in a blog post.
Several businesses and individuals are already using for their personal sites. For instance, Ellen Page, an Academy Award-nominated Canadian actress and producer, is using it for her website Ellen.Page.
Web.Page is another website which is dedicated to collaboration between a group of designers and developers who will offer a monthly online magazine with design techniques, strategies, and inspiration.
.page domains are currently available through Early Access Program. Users can get the desired .page domain name from participating registrar partners at an additional cost. The standard registrations will become available on October 9th.