Run a bar or a pub? You're about to get a chance to grab a special Web address

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Run a bar or a pub? You're about to get a chance to grab a special Web address

If you're running a bar or pub, a new land-grab is about to open up as the ".pub" domain hits the market.

Choosing a domain name that fits your business can be very difficult these days. The "land grab" for good domain names is largely over and the most valuable names - those that are most easily remembered or point to a specific service - are already taken. However, that is slowly changing.

New Top Level Domains, or TLDs, are slowly becoming available. The TLD is the ".com", ".org" or ".edu" bit that comes after the company or service name in a web address.

If you're running a bar or pub, a new land-grab is open to open up as the ".pub" TLD is about to hit the market. Pre-registration for the top-level domain, .pub will begin this month.

Typically, domains are sold at differing prices depending on their value. Domains using particular words are often considered more valuable than others. For example insurance.com was last sold for over $35M.

Rightside is a domain registrar that will be selling the .PUB TLD. Their pre-registration strategy has no premium domains. That means standard pricing will apply for the highest-valued .PUB domains.

If your bar misses out on a .pub domain you might consider .beer or .vodka.

If you're working in a different industry, there are lots of new TLDs becoming available. There's a list of new TLDs at ICANN's website. We're particularly interested in securing some .ninja domain names!

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