Why choose .dev?

Having a .dev Top Level Domain (TLD) means having the perfect online space to test, innovate, and connect what you’re building to the world. It’s no longer just for developers. With technology powering change and innovation on every level, a .dev works across the entire technical sphere. It’s your own dedicated space to develop products, test approaches, and display your wizardry to the world.

Who chooses a .dev domain?

Do you work across technology, or drive business through your website? Then a .dev is ideal for you. Testing and ‘agile’ product development is now everywhere. So a dedicated digital place to plan, release and optimize innovations is now more important than ever.

The most common industries and areas that will register .dev domains include:

  • Technology organizations
  • Startups and entrepreneurs
  • Web and application developers
  • Bloggers in the technology world
  • Network admins

.dev domain registration is, however, relevant to any business that relies on digital innovation. It’s a safe space to develop and show market-leading ideas, without impacting on your main website. It also shows a deep level of technical excellence right from the domain name.

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WhoisGuard Privacy Protection

For increased privacy, WhoisGuard masks your personal domain data from the publicly accessible Whois database, listing instead the contact information of your site registrar. It also reduces spam and protects you against identity theft. Best of all, it’s included free for life with every eligible Namecheap domain you register.

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Most frequently asked questions:

  1. How does .dev stay secure?

    As the registry for .dev, Google stipulates that HTTPS is a requirement for all .dev sites. This means you will need to have an SSL certificate alongside your domain. Your SSL Certificate is an added layer of security which protects you and all visitors to your website.

  2. How do I add SSL to my .dev domain?

    It’s easy to get an HTTPS domain. Just add SSL to your .dev domain upon registration and install it using this guide.

  3. What can I use .dev for?

    Having a .dev Top Level Domain (TLD) means you have a dedicated digital space to build, test and show the world your innovation. Technology now sits at the heart of product and service development. So a .dev is the perfect way to bring new ideas to life, and to the forefront.

  4. Does .dev has any registration restrictions?

    No, it does not. Anyone in the world can register a .dev domain. The only requirement for it to work in browsers is to have SSL.

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  • You receive an exclusive PositiveSSL Certificate offer (valid for the first year only) with every new product purchase except domain renewals, or purchase or renewals of any other SSL certificates. Further restrictions may apply..

  • DNS features mentioned are applicable only if your domain uses Namecheap DNS service.

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