Internet domain names for technology sector [updated]

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Naming a new company is easier than ever

UPDATE: This internet domain names post was first published on 11 December 2018 and updated on 26 May 2022.

If you own or are starting a technology company, you already know you need a domain name. But you need not be discouraged if you’ve searched the database of internet domain names for a .com or .in domain, only to find the one you want is already taken.

Get the web address you really want with one of the new domain extensions.

There are hundreds of new domain extensions now available for registration — including .app, .tech, .care and .global. Why settle for a .com or .in that doesn’t really match your branding when you can have a website address that truly represents your tech business?

Pair one of the new extensions with your business name to get the web address you want.

Search for your business domain name now

Top extensions for technology providers

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Until late 2013, there were a handful of domain extensions to choose from, with the most well-known being .com, .net and .org.

All that changed when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to release hundreds of new domain extensions to the public. In doing so, ICANN made it possible for businesses of all kinds to get fresh, relevant web addresses. ​

Internet domain names for IT services and outsourcing

If you’re starting an IT or ITeS firm, consider one or more of the internet domain names listed below.

Internet domain names for Business Process Management

According to Amritt Inc., India accounts for 36 per cent of the global outsourced Business Process Management (BPM) market. Any of the domain extensions listed below would be appropriate for this sector.

Internet domain names for software & engineering services

If you’re starting a software firm in India, your timing is spot-on. Consider the domain extensions below when choosing an online address for your startup.

Internet domain names for hardware producers

The hardware sector is on a growth trajectory. The domain extensions below are good naming options for businesses in this industry.

Internet domain names for bioinformatics firms

Bioinformatics uses the principles of statistics, mathematics, physics and chemistry to address the problems in biology by using computational methodologies. Anyone in this industry who is struggling to find a catchy, memorable .com or .in for their new company should consider the list below.

Tips on choosing a domain name

Choosing a domain name is often likened to choosing a name for a child. In the case of startups, this is particularly apt as the business can literally feel like your offspring.

Keep these rules in mind as you consider your internet domain name options:

  • Keep it short.
  • Make it memorable.
  • Be sure it’s easy to spell.
  • Use keywords.
  • Don’t include any hyphens.

Pro tip: Consider registering common misspellings of your domain name. This way, you can capture queries that are incorrectly typed into search engines. Simply forward the misspelled internet domain names to your primary domain name to draw in everyone searching for your business online.

Internet domain names — now more for you

No longer are technology providers limited to .com, .net or even .in. These excellent internet domain names are still available, of course. But if you can’t find the web address you want with those extensions, search for your preferred domain using one of the new extensions. It could be the start of something big.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a domain?

In this day and age, domain names are just as important to your business success as the business name itself.

Why? Because the business domain name serves as your web address. When someone asks you “Where can I find your products online?” you will answer by giving them your domain name.

Should anyone ask Natarajan Chandrasekaran how to find information about Tata Sons, he will answer “tata.com.” This is the company’s domain, and they have exclusive rights to use it.

Most businesses will try to register their business name as a domain. This makes perfect sense. Naming your business Agarwal Enterprises but using a domain such as PunePlumbing.com is confusing to customers. Far better to register the domain AgarwalEnterprises.com.

In case you search here for the domain that matches your business name but find the .com version already taken, there is no need to worry. GoDaddy will suggest domains containing your business name (or similar) that end in a different extension such as .in or .plumbing, in the case of the above example. Any domain GoDaddy shows as available can be registered on the spot.

As long as it continues to be registered to your business, no one else will be allowed to use that domain for any purpose. Should you ever sell your business, the domain becomes a valuable part of the total business assets.

How do I register a domain name?

To register a domain name, simply click here and type the name you desire into the search box. Within seconds, you will see all your options along with the yearly cost of each. Select the one(s) you want, then follow the prompts to purchase it.

GoDaddy domain search results example

How important is domain name?

Unless you don’t ever plan to create a website, a domain name is vitally important.

Every website must have a domain name. Some companies will give you a domain name that is a sub-domain of theirs. So for example if you create a website with WordPress.com and don’t have a domain name for it, they might offer you something like devcon657.wordpress.com.

Although we all love free things, you can see how difficult it would be to verbally share this web address with a customer. Even if you recited it correctly, would the customer remember it correctly later when they go to find your website online?

By owning your own unique domain name, you gain the following benefits:

  • It serves first and foremost as your website address. When a friend or family member asks about your website, or you send out an email promoting your services, this is what you will use to direct them to your website.
  • No one else may use this domain as long as it is registered to you.
  • Over time it gains value in domain authority, which has a positive impact on your search rankings.

Who owns all domain names?

Registries own various domain names and are responsible maintaining a database of the required domain name registration data and providing name servers to publish the zone file data (i.e. information about the location of a domain name) throughout the Internet.

For example, Verisign owns the .com, .net, .name, .cc, and .tv domain names. Donuts is another registry that owns 240+ of the new domain names, including .club, .guru and .shop.

Any new domain name proposed by a registry must be approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Founded in 1998, one year after GoDaddy’s founding, ICANN a not-for-profit partnership of people from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable.

Read more about the domain name system here.

How do domain name companies create and sell domains?

Domain name companies, also known as registrars, do not create domains. Registrars simply sell the domains that have been authorized for sale by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Registrars like GoDaddy have powerful search engines that cross-check the ICANN database to tell searchers whether the domain they want is available or has already been taken.

In addition to selling available domain names every hour of the day, GoDaddy also provides a domain valuation tool, a domain broker service and a busy auction site where investors can buy and sell domain names for profit.

What is a good site to find out what domain names are owned or have been owned by someone?

If you simply wish to know if a certain domain is available to be registered, search here by typing the name into the box.

If you wish to know who owns a domain name and how long they’re owned it, consult the WhoIs database. This is a public database that includes information about every single domain name in use today.

GoDaddy WhoIs database

Which domain name should I choose for personal website?

This depends on what your website will do. Is it meant to be a:

  • Journal of your everyday life?
  • Site where you share recipes?
  • Wedding website?
  • Portfolio where you display your work?

The first and most obvious step is to go here and type your own name into the box. If the .com with your name in it is available, buy it! If the .com of your name is already taken, search for your name + a domain that reflects the website purpose. So in the case of a journal, you might try  YourName.life or YourName.me. A portfolio website for an actor could end in .actor, while the .wedding domain would be perfect for a wedding website.

You can learn more about coming up with good names for a personal website here.

How can I check if the domain name I want is already in use?

By far the quickest way to find out if a domain name is in use is to type it into the box here. In seconds you’ll have your answer, along with similar or related domains that are available.

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