We would like to inform you that with the upcoming inc-Domains, it will now be possible to reflect your exact company name in a domain name including its extension, like: companyname.inc.
This creates a very noticeable and memorable domain names. The memorability of a website address is one key to successful SEO and website marketing.
Domain regulations don’t demand that the domain applicant proves the ownership of an Inc.
It is therefore possible to make precautionary registrations at the domain .inc for possibly conceived foundations of companies at Inc. in USA and Canada.
The Sunrise Period of the inc-Domain starts on March 27th and ends on April 30th 2019.
Interested parties for the Sunrise Period must register their trademark at the Trademark Clearinghouse.
The following Early Access Period starts on April 30th and ends on May 7th 2019.
The General Availability of the .inc domains will start on May 7th 2019.
Why .inc ?
The relationship between a better ranking in search engines and New Top Level domains has already been proven in a study of Searchmetrics for .berlin domains. Websites with .berlin domains often rank better with regional searches in Google than sites with .de domains and .com domains.
„In 42% of searches, .berlin domains rank better locally.“
Another study by Total Websites in Houston shows that the results of the Searchmetrics study are in principle applicable to all New Top Level domains, including the new inc-Domains. Total Websites notes that Google sees the domain extensions of New Top Level domains as an important criterion for the evaluation of a domain and, therefore, concludes that:
„It’s clear that the New Top Level domains improve the ranking in search engines.“