A new website – Beyondthedot.com – has launched to educate the public about the coming expansion of the Internet in the form of new top-level domains, the text to the right of the dot in a web address.
Beyondthedot.com explains everything one might want to know about new top-level domains in an easy-to-understand, fun, and practical way, answering everyday questions as well as those posed by people more familiar with the program, perhaps in search of who applied for what.
Later this year, the first of 1,400 new top-level domains will begin to launch, increasing by 2,500 percent the number of extensions that will anchor thousands of new websites. Currently, about 22 top-level domains are in common use – such as .COM, .ORG, and .NET.
Our research shows that many people are still unaware of this coming expansion, but with just a little education and information, they also catch on to new top-level domains quickly. We knew we could help Internet users sort through the confusion and help them understand not only how the Internet is changing but also the implications of these changes and the benefits they will bring – and so we created BeyondtheDot.com.
Check it out, and let us know what you think!