Google introduces.app domain for app developers

  • Google introduces.app domain for app developers

Google introduces.app domain for app developers

Today we're announcing .app, the newest top-level domain (TLD) from Google Registry. With it, developers can have a safe place to set up their web-based creations, as well as share trustworthy download links. The.app TLD was designed for apps and app developers, and features security measures that enable developers to showcase apps to a broad audience.

Google requires HTTPS to connect to all.app websites, helping to protect developers and users.

If you'd like to secure your.app address right away, go over the details and availability here.

Notably, this is the first TLD that enforces secure HTTPS connections by default using HSTS or HTTPS Strict Transport Security. It will give developers of Android and iOS apps a space to promote their apps on the web with the added benefit of default security protections, at the same time as moving the dial on Google's ambition for the web to be totally HTTPS. "A TLD is the last part of a domain name, like.com in "www.thestatesman.com" or.google in "blog.google" or ".org" and ".in". Visit get.app to see who's already on.app and choose a registrar partner to begin registering your domain. The increases were due to a number of actions on Google's part, including its decision to flag all websites using HTTP to transmit private information as "insecure".

The requirement that all.app domains be secured is a first for any domain.

Interested.app domain shoppers can register their domain of choice on May 7, 2018 starting at 9 AM PDT, if they want to pay the additional fee for early access ahead of the domain's launch to the public through other registrars. Stay tuned for further updates on the new.app domain.