Register domain .DESIGN

Domain .DESIGN

Public registrations of the .design domain were launched on 12th May 2015. Registrar Top Level Design that is behind .design domains knew from the very beginning about demand from the target audience so they set the price quite high and they did not make an aggressive marketing campaign. Thanks to that number of .design domains grows steadily.  

Currently, more than 120 thousand .design domains are registered. More than 50 % of registrations are from the USA. It is also favorite in China (8,5 %), Germany (7,2%), and the UK (5,3%).

Who is behind .design domains

Seven companies tendered for the .design domain. In the end Top Level Design won the auction. Top Level Design is based in Portland, Oregon. They also own .wiki, .ink and .gay domains. You can buy them all here 🙂 

British CentralNic is responsible for technological aspects. CentralNic is the longest operating domain registry in the world.

Why we offer .design domains

We offer .design domains from October 2020 thanks to a contract with CentralNic. We have never promoted it because it is quite expensive. But this domain just finds its target audience. 

Despite zero promotion mainly professionals and businesses started to register .design domains. In comparison with other TLDs, it were just scraps, but after few months the total count of .design domains has already been interesting. However, the most important part is that our customers created long-term content on their websites. 

After Top Level Design offered us to extend cooperation and we made business and technical analysis the decision was to go for .design domains.D

Is .design domain good for you?

Who buys the .design domain the most? 

Web Studios

Professional web studios often have to differentiate and show they can make unique graphics. You can use .design domains and stand out like thousands of others all over the world. 

Interior design studios

There are a lot of companies that focus on the design of interiors. Everyone wants to have a nice home and attractive company space to interest potential customers. Professional interior designers can do unbelievable things with the space that we live in. So why not present yourself with a domain that is intended for you. In comparison to traditional TLDs  .design domains have plenty of available words. On top of that, you will show  everyone that your strength is design. 

Graphic Designers 

The best graphic designers and artists all over the world have already been using new TLDs as they let them present themselves their way. They do not want to be tied by national TLDs or to be limited by old generic domains. It is not a new trend. Before new TLDs, they used exotic countries‘ domains. They do not have to anymore as they can choose plenty of domains that describe their work and .design is one of them. 

Producers of luxurious goods

If you produce luxurious goods you also try to sell the brand and some unique features. That can be for example design. That is why .design domains are used by for example custom jewelers or custom joiners. 

Part of a brand

Domain .design might seem too long, but the moment it becomes part of your  brand, you will save useless letters in your domain that tell your target audience absolutely nothing. If your company uses the word design then this domain is ideal for you. Moreover, it looks really good in your logos, business cards and e-mails.

Digital business card

Domain .design is very popular as a digital business card. If you have a website with just contact information because you prefer to communicate with your customers via social networks then the .design domain is ideal for you. You can use it with our drag-and-drop web builder WEDOS WebSite and create your digital business card with including contact form in few minutes. 

Domain .DESIGN characteristics

1-10 years
registration first year
34,70 €/year
41,99 €/year with VAT
renewal / transfer
34,70 €/year
41,99 €/year with VAT
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