Google Registry has announced launch details for eight new gTLDs that it has been sitting on for almost a decade.
It plans to launch .foo, .zip, .mov, .nexus, .dad, .phd, .prof and .esq over the coming couple of months, with all eight following the same launch schedule.
Sunrise will begin this weekend, April 2, and run for a month. The Early Access Periods will run for a week up until May 10, when they’re all go into general availability.
The .zip and .mov spaces will be worth keeping an eye on, especially for those in the security space.
Both gTLDs match popular file extensions — for compressed data and video respectively — which could present opportunities for innovation among the internet’s more nefarious players, such as phishers and malware distributors.
.zip is for “tying things together or moving really fast”, Google said, while .mov is “for moving pictures and other things that move”.
All of the new spaces appear to be marketed at general audiences, with no registration restrictions.