Technology giant Google has unveiled a new top-level domain, .meme, dedicated to the world of internet memes. The launch is a significant development in internet culture, providing a unique space for meme enthusiasts and creators.
According to Google, The .meme domain is designed to be a hub for all things meme-related, offering a platform for sharing, creating, and enjoying these viral sensations.
Early adopters jump on board
At the launch, Google Registry announced six partners who have already established their presence in this new domain. These include Know Your Meme, a leading resource for meme trends, and 10PM Curfew, a fashion and lifestyle giant, with their sites knowyour.meme, stonks.meme, style.meme, and girls.meme.
Artist Rudy Willingham offers printable meme stickers at real.meme, while License.Meme and Marketing.meme provide services for licensing and meme-based marketing strategies. Tenor, known for GIFs and memes, has introduced find.meme and create.meme, simplifying the process of meme discovery and creation.
The .meme domain also celebrates the iconic role of cats in meme culture. Famous feline characters like Grumpy Cat, Keyboard Cat, and Nyan Cat have their dedicated websites at grumpycat.meme, keyboardcat.meme, and nyancat.meme. Notably, these sites capture the essence of cat-themed memes, a staple in internet humor.
How to get your own .meme domain?
Currently, the .meme domains are available for early access, with fees decreasing daily until December 5. After this period, the domain will be offered at a standard annual price through various registrars. Google added that this will allow individuals and brands to secure a unique and playful online presence.
Google's expanding domain portfolio
The introduction of .meme adds to Google Registry's growing list of unconventional domain names like .dad, .boo, and .ing. This latest addition, .meme, stands out as perhaps the most whimsical and culturally relevant, reflecting the ever-evolving landscape of internet culture and expression.
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