GMO Internet’s Onamae.com starts granting .dev domain name registrations

Maria Nikolova

The “.dev” domain is particularly suitable for websites used by IT engineers and a variety of other developers.

Onamae.com, an ICANN-accredited domain registrar which is a part of GMO Internet Inc. (TYO:9449), has earlier today announced the start of offering of .dev domain name registrations.

The offering aims to respond to the growing number of developers in the web space, as “.dev” stands for “developers”. The company considers these domain names to be particularly suitable for IT engineers and other web developers, who want to share and disseminate information about online tools, platforms, and programming languages.

“.Dev” domain names can include kanji, hiragana and katakana strings in addition to alphanumeric characters, so it is possible to register a truly unique site. In addition, it is possible to register a domain with a short and easy-to-remember string because the variety of free strings is more abundant than that for conventional popular domains such as “.com” and “.net”.

The company notes that websites using the “.dev” domain are required to introduce an SSL certificate for enhanced security.

Let’s recall that, in October last year, Onamae.com started offering .app domain name registrations. The .app domains are suitable for app developers, as well as for companies that market and promote such solutions.

Speaking of technology-orientated domain names, let’s mention that, in May 2018, the company started accepting registration applications for .ai domain names. This move, as one may expect, is targeted at companies whose activities involve artificial intelligence (AI), as well as at media that focus on content about AI.

About a month before that, Onamae.com launched domain protection services. The owner of the website gets to set additional protections for a range of parameters – any change concerning these parameters will require an approval by the owner. The list of such parameters includes domain management, server name management, “whois” information management, automated updates management, etc.

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