After many years of having the same generic domain extensions such as .com and .net, earlier this month brand new domain extensions were introduced to the public. There are many different new domains, but photographers and creatives will be most interested in the following: .photography, .gallery, .graphics, .camera, .lighting and .equipment. This video will explain everything you need to know about the new domains.
The price of the new domains started at $12,500 on the first day, and $3,200 on the second day - and during those days the big companies made sure to get their desired domains. Now the price dropped to a much better price, and can be purchased for $24.99/year on GoDaddy. Granted, many of the cool names are already taken by the big companies (Yes, I tried to get "awesome.photography" and "portrait.photography" with no luck), but you can still probably get your own business name registered with the new extensions.
There are many other new domain extensions available today, and hundreds more are expected to be added soon. To see the full list of existing domains and expected domains click here.
So, are you going to get a new domain name for your business, or are you going to stay with your .com domain?