The days of the internet when it was limited to .com, .net and .org addresses can sometimes seem like a distant memory, almost as far back as the old Sony Walkman.
The internet has got a whole lot bigger with new domains, and with the explosive growth of new generic TLDs has come some very valuable internet real estate: the city-level domain.
Much Ado About Melbourne
This month, Australia was very excited to release its first city domain, beating competition from around the nation! .melbourne is now live and open for business.
Melbourne was recently voted the world’s most liveable city for the fourth year running, and it’s easy to see why.
Melbourne is an easy city to love, with a rich culture, hidden laneways and a desire to stand out from the crowd. With a .melbourne web address, the people and businesses of the city can stand out online, too.
But why should Australia have all the fun? We already do the rest of the time!
And Elsewhere In The World
Earlier this year we also saw the release of top level domains for some other great cities that never close down, from New York to old London town.
The USA’s sin city Las Vegas made its own domain debut recently, meanwhile Europe has really put its cities on the map: and it doesn’t end with London. In Germany, there’s also the bustling city of Berlin, and the cathedral city of Cologne, as well as the city’s German-language equivalent: Koeln.
On the other side of the world Japan has made its mark with Tokyo, Yokohama and Nagoya while, not to be outdone, South Africa has matched it with Cape Town, Joburg and Durban.
More To Come
There are many more metropolis waiting in the wings for their chance on the world stage – the most exciting being Sydney, having narrowly missed out to Melbourne, it’s coming in early 2015.
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