Consider this our version of the Academy Awards, one where your vote helps to determine the winner.
Go to the website BestName.business to watch video profiles of eight different businesses with one thing in common: They each chose a "not-com" domain name.
Name.Kitchen has spent the last year profiling small business across the country that are attaching their digital brands to new domain options such as 'dot-world' (.world), 'dot-agency' (.agency) and 'dot-photography' (.photography).
These new extensions allow you to design a URL that is creative, meaningful and memorable. It's revolutionizing the Internet, and creating new opportunities for businesses looking to stand out online -- including our nominees below.
Which URLs among our nominees do you find most memorable?
Watch their stories, and you be the judge. Voting begins Monday, Feb. 8, and ends Sunday, Feb. 28. You may vote up to three times per day. What’s at stake: Instead of an Oscar, the business securing the most votes will receive $5,000 in digital advertising.
Good luck to all of our “not-com” nominees!