Google had a presentation on New gTLDs called “Who cares about new domain names? We do. If you want happy users, then you should too.” at the Google I/O in San Francisco.
This is how the New gTLD session was described by Google:
“The first new generic top-level domains are coming online, from .photography to .みんな. Who cares, you say? We do. We’ll tell you how the explosion of new domain names means cool things for the future of the web. But it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. New domain names also creating unique challenges for developers. In fact, they may be impacting your products already. Join us to find out what’s happening, get a glimpse at what’s coming, and learn how to prepare.”
The speakers were:
- Ben Fried – Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Google
- Corey Goldfeder – Google engineer on the Domain Registry team in NYC
- Kripa Krishnan – Technical Program Director at Google and works on the new gTLDs launch and acceptance program
Ben Fried said that Google Domains will offer all existing gTLDs, as many as possible New gTLDs and ccTLDs (2 so far). The system is not yet feature complete and still in beta. They will get feedback in the next couple of months and will build all the features of domain registration in one price. Domains will have 100 free sub-domains and redirects. Using the 4 website building partners will have an additional cost. Google Domains is only available in the US. Working on adding other countries.
The second speaker talks more about domain name validation of New gTLDs in applications.
Then Ben Fried speaks again at the end and there is some time for Q&A.
Watch below the video from the presentation: