On May 8, 2018 at 16:00 UTC, over 11,000 new .shop names will become available for registration, including over 300 three and four character names, ecommerce terms and five number names. All of the names being released will be available at .shop regular pricing. These are not premium priced names.
.shop is fast becoming the TLD of choice for ecommerce. Major brands and small business alike are turning to .shop domains for their online brands including beer company, Heineken who recently chose blade.shop to sell their newest plug and pour draught beer. More than 7,000 ecommerce businesses around the world use .shop domain names as their primary online address.
The 11,000 .shop domain names set for release next month include some great branding opportunities for ecommerce businesses. The entire list of names is available to download, but we showcase some of the highlights below.
Some of the shortest names around, you can’t beat a three character domain for an easy-to-type, easy-to-remember online address. Most three character .shop domain names retail for upwards of $2,500. The upcoming release includes over 100 three-character names available for less than $10 at many . .shop registrars.
Here are some of our favorite three character .shop names.
There are many ways that ecommerce businesses can use .shop domain names. An obvious one is “product name” + .shop. This combination instantly identifies your website as a shop that sells a particular product. Names like pccase.shop or electronic-cigarette.shop in the upcoming release are great examples. Another effective naming strategy is to add the word “the” at the top; think thesurf.shop, thediet.shop, thecake.shop or thejazz.shop. Or maybe you want to get a little more descriptive with your domain name some other examples are belgian-chocolate.shop, australian-wine.shop and nybike.shop. Perhaps you prefer to use your domain name to describe a type of shop. How about second-hand.shop, co-op.shop, outletsale.shop, techtoys.shop or fandoms.shop?
A .shop domain name doesn’t necessarily need to be used as your primary ecommerce website address. Use a .shop name as a catchy address for a marketing campaign landing page. These ideas will all be available next month.
Remember though, .shop is not only a domain for ecommerce. A .shop domain name also makes sense for offline retail. When it comes to the high street, everyone knows that location is key. Here comes your opportunity to capture some exclusive real estate in the .shop namespace. Look out for fifthavenue.shop, gangnam.shop, sanmarco.shop, perth.shop, nanjing.shop and others.
A domain hack is a tricky way to come up with a catchy domain name that was borne out of the need in the days when it was hard to find a name that was both brandable and available in the existing domain extensions. Nowadays with so many great names available in .shop and other new domains, there is little need for domain hacks, but we had to give a special mention to this one; c0ffee.shop.
Five number domain names are popular in China because phone numbers for customer support desks are often five numbers long.
Here are some picks from our team.
Other short and popular names for the Chinese market include:
To find your .shop registrar please visit our website.
.shop is the definitive online shopping address. Whether your business is online or offline a .shop domain name instantly identifies your website as a place to shop. Coming to the Internet this summer!