The Domain Name Association is a large and growing trade association that promotes growth and innovation, provides resourcing and networking opportunities, and communications for the great industry of Domain Names.

We are on a mission to elevate awareness of the benefits, value and innovation potential available through the crucial Internet technology of Domain Names, DNS and Top Level Domains.

Presenting the Power of Domain Names

Domain names are powerful, enabling technology – aiding billions of Internet users to find what they are looking for, transact, connect, and communicate daily.  The utility, benefit, and innovation possible using domain names is virtually limitless.

Domain names are unique addresses on the Internet used to identify websites. With the introduction of non-traditional domain name extensions, businesses and marketers now have more options than ever to incorporate domain names in their branding strategies.

The Domain Name Association (the DNA) brings together the domain name industry to provide the expertise and content that businesses and marketers need. Whether you’re a marketer, domain expert, or just learning more about the industry, take a look at some of our featured resources below.

       Hidden Advantages of a Relevant

Domain Name Extension

A study commissioned by the DNA on the impact of domain name choice on SEO

What is the Domain Name Association?

The Domain Name Association (The DNA) is a non-profit global business association established as an industry-led effort to:

    • Increase awareness of domain names and share the value they provide as a primary tool for users to navigate the Internet
    • Foster a healthy domain environment, increase adoption of domain names and ensure they’re accepted across browsers, web forms, and other digital vehicles
    • Provide access to expertise and resources, enabling domain name stakeholders, DNA members and partners organizations to collaborate and share knowledge to solve the crucial commercial issues facing the domain name industry.

The DNA is the first industry trade association to represent the interests of the entire domain name industry with regard to provisioning, expanded adoption and use of domain names. Domain names are unique addresses on the internet used to identify websites. With the introduction of non-traditional domain name extensions, businesses and marketers now have more options than ever to incorporate domain names in their branding strategies.

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10 Ways to Use Domain Names to

Enhance Your Brand

Inventive ways to enhance your brand’s presence using domain names

DNA Blog and Member News

DNA Members Opens London Stock Exchange to Mark Launch of .LUXE

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), The top-level domain registry company was joined by commercial partners Alibaba Cloud and Ethereum to open trading on the London Stock Exchange in celebration of the official launch of .luxe. .luxe is the first top-level domain designed to resolve naming conventions both on the World Wide Web and the Ethereum blockchain. The Company also announces that it is now a member of London Stock Exchange’s Issuer Services Marketplace enabling the Company to generate deeper awareness amongst London Stock Exchange Group listed companies for .luxe and its wider portfolio of new domain name extensions.

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FREE! NEW! Industry Data Source Now Available

by Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and CMO, Afilias Many great data sources have been available to us over the years to help us understand what is going on with domains.  But there is a wealth of data in this new one that is now available from ICANN via its ODI...

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Making New Internet Domains Work for Everyone

Guest Post by Universal Acceptance Steering Group Secretary General Don Hollander Since 2006 the Domain Name System (DNS) has expanded dramatically, not only fueling competition, choice and innovation, but truly enabling a multi-lingual Internet. There are now more...

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Domain Name
Registrations at a Glance

A comprehensive look at the industry’s domain name registration growth

Healthy Domain Initiative 

Healthy practice recommendations for domain registries and registrars

Domains In Use In The Wild

(source: InTheWild.Domains)

Have a look at some interesting and creative websites submitted from around the Internet that showcase the innovation and creativity of individuals and organizations that leverage domain names in creative and powerful ways.