Google has announced that its domain registry, Google Registry, will now begin supplying .page top-level domains (TLDs). Currently, .page domains are only available through the Early Access Program but will be open for standard registrations on October 9; however, for an extra fee you can buy a domain from participating registrars before standard registrations open.
Over the last several years, tech firms have been supporting initiatives such as Let’s Encrypt to make as much of the web use HTTPS as possible. Google’s .page domains will now require an SSL certificate in order to operate, helping keep connections to .page domain secure.
Discussing the new domain, Ben Fried, VP, CIO, & Chief Domains Enthusiast, said:
“The .page TLD is a new opportunity for anyone to build an online presence. Whether you’re writing a blog, getting your business online, or promoting your latest project, .page makes it simple and more secure to get the word out about the unique things you do.”
In order to add a bit more excitement to the announcement, Google said that several high profile entities have already set up their own .page domains, including the actress and producer Ellen Page. You can see the full list in Google’s announcement.