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.

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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

Trendline on the Global Importance of DNS and Domains

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With the ever-changing world of technology and an increased popularity of AI, IoT, and fintech, it is fair to wonder whether or not this equals to a downward trend for the importance of domain names and DNS. On Monday afternoon, the NamesCon Global audience was treated to a panel moderated by the inventor of DNS […]

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The Magic of Storytelling: Kate Buckley on How to Spin a Yarn and Land a Whale

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Stories aren’t just for children. Kate Buckley, CEO of Buckley Media, took the .GLOBAL Keynote Hall stage on Monday to convince the NamesCon Global audience that storytelling can be an incredibly effective tool for those in the domain industry. Stories have been an important part of Kate’s life; she believes that “stories help us know […]

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Domain Trends and Insights According to Paul Nicks

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Trends come and go, and this applies to the domaining industry as well. On the second day of NamesCon Global 2019, GoDaddy Senior VP of Aftermarket Paul Nicks took the keynote stage to discuss all the emerging trends within the industry this year, while also sharing some valuable insights. Demand for aftermarket domains is growing, […]

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From Founder and Billionaire: Bhavin Turakhia Shares Stories and Insight From His Journey

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As one of India’s youngest self-made billionaires, Bhavin Turakhia’s was one of the most highly anticipated keynotes at NamesCon Global 2019. How did he do it? As founder and CEO of Flock, Radix, CodeChef, and Ringo, as well as the co-founder of Directi, Media.net and Zeta, it wasn’t necessarily an easy journey. Starting out as […]

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Humanistic Automation: Haseeb Tariq on How to Market Your Portfolio

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When it comes to marketing, person-to-person is king (or queen) now. Canned communication is a thing of the past, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that automating has to mean spamming your audience. Automating can be personable, while also giving you the gift of time when you can hand off tedious tasks to marketing software. On […]

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Here’s the List of Domains in the NamesCon Global 2019 Live Domain Auction

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The NamesCon Global Live Domain Auction is happening this afternoon at 4pm (PST) in the .GLOBAL Keynote Hall. World champion auctioneer Wayne Wheat will set the pace, and simultaneous online bidding will be webcast live. There are 132 domain lots in the live auction. You can find the list of the domain names that will […]

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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.