What is the .map generic Top Level Domain Extension?
Putting yourself on the map is simple with this great new, generic top level domain extension, .map. If you are a mapping or GPS service, a .map domain extension will allow others to find you online and via their mobile device. With .map domains, you can identify yourself to any customer or visitor quickly. Having a unique domain leaves a memorable impression on those who viewed your site. Any business that offers this particular type of service can also use .map to create domains that offer a map of an entire country (ex. Canada.map) or even cities (Vancouver.map). This great domain just isn’t limited to companies offering mapping and location based services, this also gives marketing experts an opportunity to promote businesses and brands in a creative way, (ex. PutMeOnThe.map). If you currently have your business registered with a .com or .ca domain name, think about securing a .map domain name, that's within your area of expertise. You can forward this new domain name to your .ca, or .com and never get passed by online. Register your .map domain name, today!
.map gTLD Requirements
The new gTLD applications for the applicants, Rightside,
Amazon EU S.à r.l., and
Charleston Road Registry Inc., are still being reviewed but you can expect to see some extensions, like .map become available in 2013 when they are released by ICANN.