Google Registry is now giving people the power to register .dev domains in an effort to expand access to website names that would otherwise be taken or too expensive to buy.
The new top-level domains are dedicated to developers and technology companies. Some communities that are already using the domain include Women Who Code at women.dev and Slack at slack.dev.
Google Registry also recently launched .app and .page domains. Each of the domains, including .dev, require HTTPS, making them secure for users.
“This protects people who visit your site against ad malware and tracking injection by internet service providers, and from spying when using open WiFi networks,” Google’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer Ben Fried said in a blog post. “With every .dev website that’s launched, you help move the web to an HTTPS-everywhere future.”
The company is offering an Early Access Program to register for a .dev domain now through February 28.