The best TLDs for creator websites

Working in a creative industry is about capturing people’s imagination and setting trends while you do it. Whether you’re a writer, an aspiring photographer or a tattoo artist, the best way to present your work to the widest audience is with an online portfolio.

The only problem with creative sites? They are just about everywhere these days and the audience can find themselves lost in a sea of blogs and websites covering all mediums, art, music, film, representing artists, designers, photographers, and writers. One way you can set yourself apart from the rest of your field is with a domain that features a TLD that represents your vision and your line of work.

The possibilities for your custom domain are endless. You can go for a general top level domain such as .gallery, or .today, or perhaps something more specific such as .camera or .recipes for example. The following creative TLDs offer you the flexibility to decide how best to represent yourself with an an URL that your creative work deserves.


The best TLDs for creators

.camera

Photography is everywhere these days, there are a sea of photography sites, blogs and and studios all capturing images created by the humble .camera. Whether you view the world through a lens, or have the technology to allow others to, the .camera extension is for you. Anyone in the photography industry will find this domain extension a great fit for their camera shop, photographers portfolio, online store selling the latest DSLRs and any other industry professional.

Notable uses of .camera include:

  • vuze.camera - the domain for an award winning 4K video camera from Vuze

  • mapir.camera - Mapir create survey cameras with automatic GPS tagging

.gallery

There are more and more websites dedicated to the arts brought online everyday, helping creators and the audience connect. With the .gallery gTLD, photographers, artists, designers and students can post their art in galleries online. Use the .gallery TLD to promote your brand, sell your work or simply network with the online community.

The .gallery top-level domain has been widely adopted by those in the business, including:

.graphics

If you’re a graphic artist or designer, there’s no better home for your work than a domain with a .graphics TLD. .graphics is perfect for anyone involved in graphic design, allowing them to show their field of expertise before clients open their site. Use it for your portfolio, or to draw people to your professional design and graphics business.

One example of a website getting the most of this TLD is anthonyboyd.graphic. As the name implies, it’s the homepage of graphic designer Anthony Boyd, where he posts his own designs as well as assets he’s created for the community at large.

.kitchen

Whether you’re in the business of buying, selling or remodelling kitchens, kitchen appliances, like thermo.kitchen, or you just want to show people how to put dinner on the table, a .kitchen TLD can help your domain sizzle.

.kitchen has created a namespace for any kitchen related website to bring cooking and dining experiences online. From humble food and cooking blogs to bistros and upscale restaurants, .kitchen covers the entire culinary industry. Get inspired by looking at thermo.kitchen, a site that covers recipes and reviews for thermal cookers.

.today

A .today domain gives the impression that you are up to speed on your creative niche. Creative industries change faster than many, and with a .today domain, you can offer a sense of urgency in a time when people expect things today, not yesterday for whatever your website is offering; tutorials, journalism, offers.

You can even use it to entice people to click on your site. One great example of the TLD in action is the URL for an augmented reality calligraphy tutorial site. They used .today to encourage people to click and learncalligraphy.today.

.photos

It’s never been easier to be a photojournalist, documentarian, archivist, you name it. Online, you can upload, edit and share your photos at lightning speeds, opening the gates for photographers to put their work up on display. .photos is the TLD waiting to be snapped up by photographers, bloggers, stock photo sites, photo galleries, basically any site connected to camera images.

Take a look at some diverse examples that might inspire you:

.recipes

.recipes is the new gTLD covering the culinary community. This domain extension is ideal for sharing recipes on a food blog or recipe site, and for cookbook publishers. No matter what you’re cooking up, if you content revolves around food, .recipes has you covered.

Great uses of the .recipes TLD include download.recipes, a popular recipe site, and trail.recipes - a domain all about how to best eat while hiking.


Purchase a domain that illustrates your creative niche

Now you’ve got a taste of what’s possible with a creative gTLD, now’s the time to carve your creative outline, online. All of the domain extensions listed are available with Namecheap, you can simply snap one up with your choice of domain name, or take advantage of the other services we offer, from domain hosting to get your site online to extra services such as SSL certificates for security, and more.

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