Boston is one of the greatest cities, not only in the US, but also its status is acknowledged around the world. Boston’s culture, architecture, colleges and history are a major draw for travelers and are some of the reasons Bostonians are passionate about and proud of their city.
Today Bostonians can be a little more proud as their city entered the 21st Century as domain registry MMX launched .boston to rival .com, .net and .org.
For many folks who have been looking to get online but have found that every keyword as a .com is taken, registering a .boston may be a great option, especially for those who are trading locally or marketing goods and services around Boston.
Who is it good for?
If you are a plumber in Boston – maybe plumber.boston would help you stand out? Look at the list below and feel the impact of these new domain names that can cover the services you offer:
If you run a local charity owning your organization’s name with a .boston domain shows your local community roots much more powerfully than a .org domain.
Selling a product to locals is even enhanced with a .boston domain:
And if you’re looking for a domain name to forward to your LinkedIn profile or other social media accounts, maybe one of the follow simple, short and powerful domains can help:
When the web started to expand and ICANN, the organization managing the expansion of the naming system started to launch over 1,000 new domain extensions, there was concern.
- Would the web technically survive? Yes it did 🙂
- Would people be confused? Well the web is still evolving but the introduction of new domain extensions like .digital, .events and .boston are starting to make the web a more interesting, colorful and organized place – many have said that this is how the web should have started – offering more variety than .com, .net and .org alone.
- Will they be expensive? The reality is that to get a perfect match .com domain name you are looking in many cases at thousands of dollars. Many of the new domain extensions have been labeled as premium, being sold at a higher price. Some of these domains also have a premium renewal which can be confusing for new registrants of these domains. >boston however, has some premium priced, initial registration prices for some domains, but standard renewal prices of around $15/year – and that is a huge benefit to registrants.
So what’s the next step?
Well, first remember that idea you had? Think if building a website for it on a .boston domain makes sense. Then visit https://www.apply.boston/ to find out more information and if the .boston domain is available.
My advice is don’t miss out on the chance. Registering your .boston now can mean that you can get around to building a website any time in future – you’ll just have to make sure you renew the domain name for ~$15/year or someone else may take your domain name when it expires.