Q&A with .build

by .build

Q: What is build?
A: .build is a new generic top level domain (gTLD) designed especially for the online needs of the building industry. A .build domain name tells the world exactly who & what you are, and it positions your business in front of a relevant audience. It instantly captures the attention - and clicks - of internet users searching for a building-related business online. For instance, edge.com could be anything from a design agency to a fashion boutique whereas edge.build is very obviously related to the building industry.

Q: How is .build different from .com?
A: As you may have noticed recently .com is full and for anything and everything from donuts to doorknobs. Whereas .build is an online namespace focused solely on the needs of the building community.

Q: What if I already have a website on .com or other TLD?
A: No problem, keep your existing site. But upgrade to a .build website. Apart from having a great name, which you may have missed out in the .com space. You basically have three options. You can upgrade to a better website at your .build address. We can help you with specialized templates or you can provide your own custom solution. You can redirect your existing .com website to your new .build website and benefit from a larger footprint on the web.

Q: Will people be able to find my website on .build?
A: Yes! .build has partnered with The Blue Book online to provide the best search results specifically focused on the building industry. You may get lost in the .com wilderness and ever-changing SEO requirements, but you will be easily recognized in the .build community.

Q: Can I get a .build email?
A: Yes, .build can fulfill all of your email needs. An example of a .build email address would be John@xyzconstruction.build. Website builder and hosting packages will be available to purchase once General Availability opens.

Q: How much will a .build domain name cost?
A: Basic .build domains will be available at $100 per year during General Availability.

Q: Can I get whatever name I want?

A: Yes, .build is a brand new domain name, meaning that you have an excellent chance of getting the name you want (subject to a handful of exceptions)

Q: Is a .build name secure?
A: Absolutely. In fact it is even more secure than .com and all the other existing gTLDs. Why is that? The new application requirements mandate that the new gTLDs employ the latest and most advanced security protocols on the web.

Q: How do I buy one?
General availability is open right now! Click here to search.