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Dot TV Domains for Media Websites
What is a dot TV Domain?
Most internet users are familiar with the .com and .net extensions used in the internet domain names we see in our browser address bars (eg. www.squidoo.com) however there are a growing number of new extensions gaining popularity such as .tv for video sites like hollywood.tv
A Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) extension represents a country such as .us for the USA or .ca for Canada. Other ccTLD's are being adopted for their familiar meanings such as .fm and .tv
Technically the extension .tv represents the island nation of Tuvalu, however it's popular use as an acronym for 'television' has given it life as a popular domain extension for entertainment and broadcast websites featuring rich video content.
While still a newcomer on the block, .tv has seen a steady rise in popularity since it's introduction in 2006.
On December 14, 2006, VeriSign announced an alliance with Demand Media, run by ex-MySpace chairman Richard Rosenblatt to market the .tv Top Level Domain Name (TLD) as the preferred web address for rich media content.
This graphic from Google Trends shows .tv growth to date.
From Major League Baseball and Ultimate Fighting Championships to MTV Music Videos .TV is here!
Register a .TV Domain Name
The best keyword TV domains are mostly spoken for and can be found on the aftermarket at sites such as eBay however many good brandable.tv names are still available for fresh registration.
Unlike some country code extensions .TV domains are available for anyone to register. They are slightly more expensive then .com or .net in most cases running about $30 per year.
I recommend GoDaddy as an established trusted registrar.
.tv is a popular domain extension for entertainment and broadcast websites with rich video content.
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