Google announces new web domain for developers

Google

San
Francisco, Feb 20. Google has announced a brand new top level
domain (TLD) dedicated to developers to allow them to build
communities, learn newer technologies and showcase their projects with the new
domain name.

“Till
February 28, .dev domains are available to register as part of our Early
Access Programme, where you can secure your desired domains for an additional
fee. Beginning on February 28, .dev domains will be available at a base annual
price through your registrar of choice,” Ben Fried Vice President, Chief
Information Officer
(CIO) and Chief Domains Enthusiast, Google, wrote
in a blog-post on Monday.

Along with other big and small companies like GitHub, Mozilla, Netflix, Glitch and Stripe, the tech giant itself has begun using the new domain on some of its own projects like web.dev and opensource.dev

To protect
users against ad malwares, tracking injection by Internet service providers and
open Wi-Fi threats, the new domain would be secure by default — much like
Google’s recently launched .app and .page domains.

What is HTTPS

“The
new domain will be secure by default because it requires Hyper Text Transfer
Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to connect to all .dev websites. With every .dev
website that’s launched, you help move the web to an HTTPS-everywhere future,”
the post added.

HTTPS is the
secure encrypted version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between
a connected browser and website.

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