Google announces .dev top-level domainKyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google - 2 years ago
  • Today was Day 1 of the 2018 Chrome Dev Summit, and among the other announcements shared, this one seemed to slip under the radar.
  • Back in 2015, Google caused some minor outrage in the developer community over their new rights to the .dev top-level domain, as many companies used .dev domains for internal testing websites.
  • Fast forward to today, Google is now opening .dev, which was previously a private, Google-only top-level domain, to the public starting early next year.
  • From February 19th through the 28th, an Early Access phase will take place, allowing registration at a higher cost.