Strange internet addresses… what do they mean?

You may have noticed lately that the internet is humming with all kinds of new internet addresses. For example, this blog’s web address ends in .tips instead of .com. (Don’t worry, if you’ve been going to I set things up so that it would forward you to the right place.)

These new address endings are called gTLDs (General Top Level Domains), and refer to the extension at the end of a web address. In addition to the .tips, my other websites will also be converting to these new extensions;, and are all in the works.

Believe it or not, there are now over 321 different gTLDs in addition to the previous .com, .org, .net, and etcetera. And there are 300 more slated to go live by the end of the year.
In fact, here is a list of over 27 new gTLDs you can purchase at today:

New gTLDs being offered
.cafe .gold .online .tech
.club .golf .plus .tours
.company .guru .review .website
.date .life .rocks .world
.design .media .site .xyz
.express .news .solutions
.faith .nyc .space

Rather than giving you a list of all the new possibilities, it’s probably easier for you to just check out the possibilities.

  1. Go to CDA Online Services.
  2. Type the name you are looking for into the search bar.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Select the choice you want and checkout.

Another trend in web domains is the use of country code endings to shorten urls. (The url is the address, such as For example, a software company uses the simple web address (their company name is Modern Tribe). If you want to learn more about using country code extensions for your web address like and, check out What You Didn’t Know About .LY, .TV, .SY And Other Foreign Domain Names on the Business Insider.

I will be happy to assist anyone who is looking to move, combine or add a domain name to their portfolio, of course. Just contact me! But seriously, I want you to know what’s going on. You’re going to see a lot more of this kind of thing in the future, because it takes a lot of the pressure off of those dwindling .com addresses.

I hope you’re well today, and look forward to hearing what you think about all of these internet address shenanigans.