All of us here at DM HQ are getting very excited about the release of the new gTLD (generic Top Level domain) .pub – we’re all secretly hoping we’ll be taken for a pint all in the name of research!
We’ve even made up some of our own pub names – I’ve picked my favourite three from around the support office
Jordan in Support thinks ‘The Drunk Horse’ is a great name, John in Support would go with ‘The Hokey Cokey’ and our manager April decided on the ‘Let Me Inn’.
A Social Centre
It’s difficult to pre-empt how well a newly released gTLD will do, with so many on the market there are plenty of surprises – however .pub is one we have been sure will do brilliantly ever since it was delegated.
Everyone has their favourite pub and they are the centre of many of our social lives – somewhere to catch up with loved ones and meet new friends. There are millions of searches for the word ‘pub’ online each year – people looking for a real ale pub close by, or finding out when the new pub in town is opening. Pub culture is so huge in the UK that more than 75% of adults in England enjoy going to pubs occasionally, and more than 30% frequent pubs more than once a week, so are ‘regulars’.
.Pub is for everyone
I love that pubs are a social hub for all classes, occupations and education levels – and no matter where you are there is sure to be a pub pretty close by. There are so many reasons to get a .pub name, and it doesn’t matter if you’re not actually affiliated with a pub – whether you’re the owner or manager of a pub, or just love pubs in general – you are able to register a .pub gTLD.
The .pub domain registration process is the same as most other gTLDs, General Availability is now upon us so now’s the perfect time to get thinking about your favourite .pub web address. It’s a great way to get your pub online with a shorter and snappier name to beat competitors online, as well as offline. It will also be a very useful tool to build a community around one of the most social aspects of our lives – bringing more people together and making it easier to find directions, menus and most importantly – what’s on tap! The possibilities are endless; with lots of different theatre groups and musicians frequenting and performing at local pubs all over the country too, it means that the .pub name is useful for anyone.
How to register
Read more about .pub registration or head over to our site, where you can buy .pub domain names and if your chosen .pub domain is available, we will drop it into your account immediately so you can get started – it’s as simple as that!