While there are hundreds of new “generic” domains that have come out in the past few years, the .dev domain is unique.
First there’s the obvious. There have been surprise hits like .io in the past, but .dev is the first domain created specifically for developers, and the opportunities for what you can do with a .dev domain are as exciting as they are numerous.
There’s the obvious option of using a .dev domain to showcase or host some projects you might be developing or as a place to keep all your documentation. You could redirect it to your Github or host something yourself.
You could also use it for a tool or product specifically for developers, or to keep a blog related to development.
Really, the sky’s the limit. No matter what you use your .dev domain for, the key advantage of it is right there in the name—the value of being able to flag yourself as a developer right in the URL of your website or otherwise show your connection to the worldwide community of developers is way more valuable than just any old generic domain.
The second thing that makes .dev unique is that the security of your .dev is baked in. Just like with the popular .app domain released last year, the entire .dev domain is included on the HSTS preload list. That means that connections to .dev domains are required to use HTTPS, minimizing the risk of man-in-the-middle attacks. This is a cutting-edge security advantage only available on a handful of top-level domains.
And so since .dev is so unique, we decided to do something a little bit special with this domain’s release.
If you buy your .dev domains in bulk, we’ll be offering a special discount, tiered based on the number of domains you buy:
- 10% off for 6 to 10 domain names
- 20% off for 11 to 15 domain names
- 30% off for more than 15 domain names
This promotion is only valid for purchases matching the following criteria:
- six or more .dev domains are included in a single order
- the account is on payment grids A, B, or C
- the domains are not considered to be Premium by the registry
- the domains are ordered in the General Availability phase only
So if you’re a dev, know a dev, do things for devs, or want to be a dev, get now’s the time to get as many .dev domains as you can think of.