New dot-POKER (.POKER) top level domains are open for public registration, according to an announcement made by Afilias. The domains will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and aim to provide specific addresses for poker-related websites.
"The poker industry is large and growing, especially the online game," said Roland LaPlante, CMO of Afilias. "Dot-POKER will help Internet users and search engines alike to quickly identify poker-focused content worldwide. Fans, suppliers, game hosts, sponsors, and other poker-focused entities now have a dedicated space on the Internet. A dot-POKER address will help put the odds in favor of the registrant."
Dot-POKER domain names allow poker-related addresses to be short and easily memorable, and these domains names will increase branding. No longer will the word "poker" need to take up space within the first part of the domain name, as the ".POKER" takes care of that for you, informing visitors exactly the type of site it is.
Registrants will be grabbing the addresses quick, so it's in your best interest to hit the ground running and register as soon as possible. Click here to get started and make a purchase of a domain name.
If you're looking to target the poker community, players, enthusiasts, or all, then these domain names are for you. The addresses will be perfect for poker entities such as poker-playing websites, product manufacturers, poker media, tournaments, card-playing venues, or anything else related to the industry.
According to Afilias, nearly 800 dot-POKER domain names were registered during the sunrise and land rush period, and many of the registrants include well known industry leaders such as PokerNews, PocketFives, Borgata, Caesars Palace, WSOP, and Full Tilt.
Click here to check and see if the dot-POKER domain name you're interested in is still available.
Afilias is a global registry services provider and fan of poker, operating as the world's second largest domain registry with approximately 20 million names under registry.