Dot-world domains available, first to grab one

Running your own virtual world? Considering registering a dot-world domain name for it.

For example, is available for $28 from GoDaddy and $25 from NameCheap.

The first grid to take advantage of this — ZetaWorlds — has already grabbed the domain, grid owner Timothy Rogers announced today.

ICANN approved this new top-level domain last fall — along with a bunch of other ones, such as .beer and .guru.

Dot-world hasn’t been particularly popular so far — according to nTLDStats, it has fewer than 9,000 domains registered — compared to 781,943 for another new-comer, dot-xyz.

Most popular new top-level domains. (Image courtesy nTLDStats.)
Most popular new top-level domains. (Image courtesy nTLDStats.)

That’s not a particularly good sign. Top-level domains cost a lot of money to set up and maintain. And dot-world, in particular, doesn’t offer any compelling advantages over dot-com for most companies.

On the other hand, it does mean that there are plenty of domains available.

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
Check out her author page on Amazon or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Her first virtual world novella, Krim Times, made the Amazon best-seller list in its category. Her second novella, The Lost King of Krim, is out now.