Applications or apps, as they are known, have become an integral part of our online life since 2007.
Apple and Google launched app stores for their respective mobile device operating systems.
In the era prior to that, the word software was used but it got gradually replaced by application.
Now whatever we use from antivirus to ride-hailing utility is an app.
It is only fitting that a .APP domain name be created for software-based services.
What is the .APP gTLD?
Every URL or website name has a TLD.
For example, in www.xyz.com the .COM is the TLD.
.COM was for commerce or business enterprises. There are now millions of .COM sites and it is used by nonprofits, hotels, blogs, media, and every sort of business.
It has become quite difficult to zero in on a URL that is not already occupied.
Till 2012, ICANN had only a handful of generic top-level domains – .COM, .EDU, .ORG and .BIZ and a few more.
That year a decision was taken to expand the list to about 1400. Google bid for 101 new gTLDs and Amazon for 76.
.APP was given to Google for an eye-watering $25 million.
2018 and .APP goes live
Though Google won the bid in 2015, it had to wait quite a few years to launch it.
Ultimately on May 1st, 2018 the .APP TLD was open for business.
Google likes the TLD to be used by app and software developers.
That does not mean anyone else can’t use it. But most URLs relate to the tech industry. In less than a week, Google registered 150,000 domain names.
Why is .APP perfect for you?
There are many reasons why it is the right business decision.
1. Technology Focused
.APP suffix says it all. You don’t need to advertise that your business is about technology—AI, SaaS, hosting, application development, and so on.
A prominent industry needs a specific domain. After all, governments around the world use .GOV in some form. So do universities with a .EDU account.
There is no reason for tech and digital enterprises not to have their own domain name.
In particular, it helps app developers, though it is not for their use alone.
2. Secure Setup
From the very first day, Google has made sure that the .APP TLD is highly secure. To my knowledge, it is the only widely used TLD that insists on HTTPS as part of the HSTS preload.
If that is too technical, I will explain it simply.
Google is devoted to developing an internet free of malware, ransomware, and spam.
That is why the website would not work unless it has a free SSL certificate.
At the same time that Google launched .APP, their Chrome browser too started to point out which sites did not have HTTPS but older, plain vanilla HTTP.
Your customers need to be secure, and this is a good first move in the right direction.
Google Domains which owns .APP (besides .SOY, .HOW, .NEW, and many more TLDs) also offers domain registration, DNS services, and domain forwarding.
3. Easily Identifiable
There are millions of mobile apps in the Play Store. The number is growing daily as Google’s new SDK has made it really easy to create Progressive Web Apps.
Every student engineer with a couple of years of coding under their belt is learning Kotlin and Java to reach out to the 2 billion Android users globally.
Health apps, financial apps, news apps, entertainment apps—there are a dozen new ones each day.
This is a dynamic segment and the rapid development entices users and investors alike.
Even if you don’t have an app yet, it is best to reserve the URL for future use.
Who knows if someone would buy it tomorrow?
How to buy .APP domain?
It is easy if you ask me. Buy a .APP domain name from SeekaHost.
We shall register it quickly and without any glitch.
What are the advantages of partnering with SeekaHost?
1. Best Price
We offer registration of a new .APP site for $14. On renewal, it is $20. This is the most affordable price that you can find.
As a business owner, you need to save every penny. That is why we sell domains at rock-bottom prices.
Our margin of profit is thin, but the commitment to service is complete.
2. Affordable Web Hosting
Of course, you will need web hosting. Besides, you also need email addresses.
We offer business hosting at $8 per month. You can upgrade to top-tier plans priced at $13 and $25.
Even the basic business plan buys you
- 10 GB disk space
- 50 GB bandwidth
- 5 email accounts
- 2 FTP accounts
The better plans have a lot of freebies included.
All the plans include a one-click WordPress install and a secure SSL certificate.
3. Latest Servers
Our servers are advanced and use the best-in-class hardware technology. This allows your site to be accessed at lightning speeds. Never will a user bounce away due to slow loading speeds.
We offer daily backups and perform a thorough security scan regularly. If you want, we can monitor updates and always keep your site working perfectly. If your site is down or damaged, just click and the backup would solve the problem.
Other than maintenance, the servers are up and running 100% of the time. That is comparable to the best providers in the world.
4. 24×7 Customer Care
An online business cannot afford to be down. If a single user gets an Error 404, something is broken.
We take these issues seriously and every website hosted on the SeekaHost server is accessible always.
That is why our customer service team works so hard. They like to guarantee a 99.9% uptime because a lost lead would never return and you have perhaps lost several hundred dollars’ worth of sales.
Get a .APP domain now
There is tremendous growth in the app industry.
- There were 2.9 million apps on Google Play Store at the end of Q4, 2021
- Apple Store had over 4 million apps
- Total revenue in the app market is estimated to reach $420 billion this year
- The advertising revenue will be $215 billion
- On average, Android sees 70,000 new apps every month
These are staggering numbers and offer opportunities to make a huge profit.
Unlike other big industries—real estate, banking, and travel – the app industry shows no slowdown. It continues to grow year after year at a rapid clip.
This is the time to seize the opportunity and start the app or podcast or blog you have always wanted.
Wait no more and get your .app domain registered via SeekaHost.app