What is the .online generic Top Level Domain Extension?
The .online extension is a great choice for any individual, business or organization planning on establishing an online presence. This generic Top Level Domain extension is a great alternative to a .ca or .com website. Because the word "online" is highly generic and synonymous with the Internet, .online is the perfect domain if you’re planning on branching out towards the Internet.
The .online domain can also be used to create an online profile site. Think of it as a mini-site where your portfolio, qualifications and skills can be showcased on a site dedicated to your personal brand.
Why use the .online domain?
The .online domain is a great alternative if the .com or .ca that you want has already been taken. It is also easy to identify when someone is looking for you online. You can use .online as a forwarding tool to send people off to your LinkedIn profile or you can build a mini-site that contains all your qualifications, recommendations and portfolio.
.online is a "Regulated Domain" which is subject to additional requirements mandated by ICANN.
- Legal Compliance: Registrants must comply with all applicable laws, including laws relating to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct) and applicable consumer laws in respect of fair lending, debt collection, organic farming (if applicable), disclosure of data and financial regulations;
- Health and Financial Information: Registrants must acknowledge and agree that those who collect and maintain sensitive health and financial data must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law;