On July 19th, .DESIGN domain names are on sale at United Domains for 90% off for the first year. That’s the cheapest price you’ll find for .DESIGN at any domain registrar. This is one heck of a flash sale, so to commemorate the occasion, we’ll look at some of the projects, businesses, and ideas people are creating online with the help of .DESIGN domains.
Big with Brands
What do Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, and NPR, all have in common? For one thing, they’re all major thought-leaders in the design world. For another, they all showcase their ingenuity on a .DESIGN URL.
.DESIGN has become the web’s unofficial destination for design-oriented brands. These sites articles and other resources by in-house company designers to share how their ideas drive their design philosophy and communicate with the global design community.
Strong With Small Businesses
“You don’t even need the .COM. You have just .DESIGN. It’s who we are and what we do, and that’s it.”
From design firms to freelancers, .DESIGN is getting the attention of designers from every industry. From web design and graphic design to interior design and architectural design. As opposed to a traditional, nondescript .COM, .DESIGN domains create a vibrant web address that’s modern, elegant, and efficient.
“I love that there’s nothing extraneous about that,” said Andrew Means, owner and creative director at design and development firm transom.design. “You don’t even need the .COM. You have just .DESIGN. It’s who we are and what we do, and that’s it.”
For David and Karen Rose, the main objective was to find a domain name for their web design business that would improve their website’s SEO without costing a fortune. Once they found fvwebsite.design, David said the choice was clear. “When we saw .DESIGN it was just like ‘OK, this is gonna be perfect. We’ve got the relevant keywords in the domain name, it’s not gonna cost us a fortune, and it works perfectly for SEO.’” According to Karen, their website rose to consistent placement in the second and third places of Google search results after registering their .DESIGN.
Tony Osborn is an architect, but he chose toad.design for his architecture company over .COM or .ARCH after finding that “design” was a more accurate word to describe what architects do. “Urban design, industrial design, and landscape design are all very much within the purview of what architects can do, and so I thought the design domain would really fit well for the company.”
Two major pet peeves for designers: wasted space and unmodifiable design elements. .DESIGN domains solve both problems by giving you control of the right side of your domain’s dot. They also give your URL a clear, descriptive keyword (“design”) without taking up unnecessary domain length. In other words, .DESIGN domains allow you to create a succinct, smart, and powerful URL that puts your brand front and center. That’s something every designer can appreciate.
See for yourself:
GRIPPINGDESIGN.COM | GRIPPING.DESIGN
Which one of these spellings “grips” you more?
Flash Sale Starts at 12 PM EST
Ready to find the perfect domain name to launch your next big idea? Show up Wednesday, July 12th at 12 PM EST to get your .DESIGN domain name for the best deal in the industry.*
We’ll see you then!