Are you a local Las Vegas business owner? Well, large or small, you now have the option of adding a dot Vegas suffix to your World Wide Web of online marketing. This is a good time to infuse your company into the new local top-level domain world known as .Vegas.
On Monday, registration of new .Vegas domains opened up, courtesy of Dot Vegas Inc., a firm based in Las Vegas, Nev. Back in February, the joint venture between Dot Vegas, Inc. and the City of Las Vegas became known to the public.
The new top-level domain for the Dot Vegas rollout began with the following planned schedule:
- The .Vegas rollout started with a 120-day waiting period. Dot Vegas, Inc. used this time to incorporate the new domain into the World Wide Web’s root directory.
- A 60-day period followed, allowing for holders of official trademarks to apply for Dot Vegas domains.
- .Vegas has arrived at the last phase. Now, every person and business owner has the option of buying a new top-level .Vegas domain name form various web hosting and development companies.
New Dot Vegas Domains Buying Schedule for Small Business Owners
It appears that the new Dot Vegas domains have received great response from the public. Dot Vegas, Inc. has had to implement policies in order to prioritize registrations:
- First dibs still go to companies registered with the ICANN Trademark Clearing House.
- All .Vegas domains considered to be in high demand will be auctioned off beginning on August 14, 2014.
- Starting on September 15, 2014, all other Dot Vegas URLs will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Any organization will have the right to purchase a new top-level domain dedicated to Las Vegas, Nev., even if they’re not connected with the city itself. Jim Trevino, CEO of Dot Vegas, Inc., encourages any business hoping to identify its brand with the local Las Vegas lifestyle to purchase a .Vegas domain.
Dot Vegas Domain Benefits for Local Las Vegas Businesses
From a local Las Vegas small business marketing standpoint, there’s both professional and lucrative benefits of owning a .Vegas domain:
- Make your presence in a love for your local City of Las Vegas known through your URL.
- Helps to promote the fact that your company specializes in Las-Vegas related information, news, services, products, etc…
- Improve your SEO by having a top-level domain utilizing the word “Vegas”, as users do in online searches.
- Grab that domain name you’ve always wanted, but was never available as a .com.
- Local Las Vegas small business owners benefit from the fact that the new .Vegas extensions will more than likely target tourists and visitors in Las Vegas, Nev.
‘Owning a .Vegas domain name is like owning a piece of Vegas itself’, Dot Vegas, Inc.