Developers from the around the world now have a new registry announced Google on Tuesday, as it now allows anyone to register a domain using “.Dev.”
.Dev, a top-level domain (TLD) is owned by Google since 2015, but it’s open to public registration first time today.
The new domain extension which was strictly private and reserved for internal use only, is now open to all, but Google emphasizes its better suited for developers and technologists.
That said, obviously some most well-known names are already owned by Google including “web.dev,” “opensource.dev” and “get.dev.”
Aside from personalized branding, another benefit of .dev is that it’s secured by default. Like other Google owned .app and .page domain, .dev also connects on HTTPS.
Like our recent launches for .app and .page, this new domain will be secure by default because it requires HTTPS to connect to all .dev websites.
“With every .dev website that’s launched, you help move the web to an HTTPS-everywhere future.”
Starting on February 19 through Feb 28, .dev domains can be registered via an early access program. That lets anyone to register a desired domain by paying an additional fee before the public.
This fee will be charged according to a daily schedule, says Google.
Registration of .dev domains will open to public available starting on February 28 via all domain registrars.
Those interested in registering a .dev domain can find out there the availability of their desired domain name on Get.dev.