It's Time to Go Back to ‘Dot-School’

Students headed back to school this fall aren’t the only ones trying to get an edge up on their peers with new laptops, internships or rigorous class schedules.

Businesses centered around teaching are getting ahead of their competition with the new domain option, ‘dot-school’ (.school). In one word, to the right of that second dot in a URL, these educational organizations are able to tell prospective students exactly what they do: teach.

It's all part of a bigger Internet revolution in naming. Now you have the option to be more descriptive and memorable with your website name -- and chances are, it's available! Hundreds of new "not-com" domain options are available.

So if you're in the world of education, get ahead of your competition with ‘dot-school,’ just like some of the businesses we’ve highlighted below.

www.TheSongwriting.School

thesongwriting.school
thesongwriting.school

Established and newbie musicians are welcome to enroll in this online music school. The Songwriting School features instant access to courses online and one-on-one tutors who have significant musical experience to share with students.

www.dots.school

dots
dots

Coding is captain in the battlefields of the Internet, and a great way to learn to code is by attending a "coding bootcamp." 'Dots' is a coding bootcamp in Beverly Hills, Calif., that teaches its students how to be job-ready web developers in two months.

www.Time.School

Time.School
Time.School

The tagline for the website Time School: "History Just Got Interesting." The site offers fun -- yes, fun! -- history courses online that combine in-depth lessons and storytelling with a time traveling spin. Courses have included "Howard Carter and the Search for Tutankhamun" and "World War I - The Christmas Truce of 1914."

www.OnBoard.school

onboard
onboard

Dreamers, meet your mentors. OnBoard is dedicated to teaching aspiring entrepreneurs to be successful business owners. OnBoard lessons include analyzing your potential business’ market, developing a business strategy and packaging your product’s story in an attractive, coherent way.

Feeling 'dot' inspired? Click here to check out more of the newest “not-com” options, which include additional education-oriented choices such as 'dot-university' (university), 'dot-institute' (.institute) and 'dot-education' (education).