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You’re invited to all new .rsvp domains

The holidays are right around the corner, and chances are there’s an invite or two headed your way. Perhaps you’re planning a “friendsgiving” gathering, a New Year’s soiree or a milestone birthday bash. Starting today, you’ll be able to register .rsvp domain names for your event website. It’s the latest secure top-level domain from Google Registry. The .rsvp top-level domain is perfect for any event where you need guests to confirm their plans with you — or, as the French say, répondez, s'il vous plait.

For more inspiration as you start making plans, here are five companies already using .rsvp:

  1. Hike.rsvp: Urban Hiker SF offers small group, corporate and private walking tours in San Francisco. They’re using hike.rsvp to make it easy for anyone visiting the City by the Bay to book a tour.
  2. Events.rsvp: RSVPify powers marquee events around the globe with event management and ticketing software. You can learn more about RSVPify's event management solutions by heading to events.rsvp.
  3. Invitations.rsvp: Online invitations company Paperless Post helps over 175 million users celebrate all the moments that matter. They’re using invitations.rsvp to spread the word and get party planning.
  4. Wedding.rsvp: The Knot Guest List and RSVPs is a free wedding guest list tool that has everything you need to manage and talk to guests—from easy address collection to automatic RSVP tracking. They’re using wedding.rsvp as an easy way for planners to remind their guests.
  5. Party.rsvp: Partiful is a new social events platform using party.rsvp to make it easy to plan events and coordinate with groups of guests.

Right now, .rsvp domain names are available as part of our Early Access Program for an additional one-time fee. This fee decreases daily until November 15, when .rsvp domains will become publicly available at a base annual price through your registrar of choice. To learn more about pricing and our participating partners, visit get.rsvp.

Party people, event organizers and cat herders, this one’s for you. Here’s to making plans and creating memories.

Spooky or sweet? 5 websites getting their .boo on

Guess who’s coming to the internet this fall? .Boo, that’s who! Starting November 8, you’ll be able to register this new secure top-level domain from Google Registry. To give you a sneak peek of how you can use the .boo domain, we’ve rounded up five examples of websites already using .boo — whether it’s spooky or romantic.

  1. Halloween.boo: Party City just launched Halloween.boo to celebrate their biggest holiday of the year – Halloween! Visit their one-stop shop for costumes, decorations, balloons and more for your next Halloween Party.
  2. Treats.boo: Halloween and the holidays make it the season for sweets. Zolli Candy makes zero-sugar, allergy-friendly, gluten-free, vegan and keto treats for those with dietary restrictions or who just want a healthier option.
  3. Ta.boo: Taboo, a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, is a dancer, actor, author, and philanthropist. He’ll be launching his website soon at ta.boo and I’ve got a feeling it’ll be great.
  4. Boo.boo: Don’t let boo boos get in the way of your plans. Visit boo.boo to find the right BAND-AID® Brand product for every ouch, oops and uh-oh.
  5. Meetyour.boo - Ready for sweater weather? Coffee Meets Bagel, a dating app for serious daters, can help you find your boo to snuggle up with.

Starting November 8, you can register your own .boo domain name as part of our Early Access Program for an additional one-time fee. This fee decreases daily until November 15. On November 15, .boo domains will become publicly available at a base annual price through your registrar of choice. To learn more about pricing and our participating partners, visit hey.boo.

Mothers.day: Highlighting inequality in maternal health

The path to parenthood looks different for everyone, but one element of becoming a parent is universal: the need for quality healthcare and community support. Sadly, this basic need is out of reach for far too many people. Every day, more than 800 people around the world die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes that could have been prevented, according to the World Health Organization.

Google Registry launched the .day top-level domain earlier this year, and today we’re introducing mothers.day — a resource dedicated to highlighting inequities in maternal health and helping families at different stages of parenthood. The website also lists ways you and your loved ones can help bridge these gaps by volunteering or donating to organizations making an impact in this space.

This year, I've asked my family to make giving to others the focus of our Mother’s Day celebration. To help pass on the value of generosity, the mothers.day website points to several nonprofits for Mother’s Day giving, including:

  • Postpartum Support International is the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression.
  • Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led group that advocates, drives research, builds power, and shifts culture for Black maternal health, rights and justice.
  • Fistula Foundation provides life-transforming surgery to women injured in childbirth who are left incontinent and often shunned.
  • The Cradle is a nonprofit, licensed child welfare agency providing adoption services, counseling and education and a nursery for birth parents and adoptive families.
  • Hello Neighbor's Smart Start program provides refugee and immigrant mothers with socio-emotional, logistical, and material need support throughout pregnancy and postpartum.

These are just a few organizations committed to making the journey to parenthood equitable for everyone. In addition to giving, mothers.day includes information on how you can make an impact on maternal healthcare by participating in research studies:

  • Powermom is a mobile research platform with the goal of addressing health disparities and partnering with all participants during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
  • PM3 study is a study for Black women, by Black women and helps new moms in the state of Georgia stay healthy after pregnancy.
  • Maternal Near Miss aims to gather insights from women of color who've had near-death experiences during pregnancy and/or childbirth in order to inform maternal health policies and clinical practices.

There are so many ways to support birthing people and their families around the world. For more ways to get involved, visit mothers.day.

Mothers.day: Highlighting inequality in maternal health

The path to parenthood looks different for everyone, but one element of becoming a parent is universal: the need for quality healthcare and community support. Sadly, this basic need is out of reach for far too many people. Every day, more than 800 people around the world die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes that could have been prevented, according to the World Health Organization.

Google Registry launched the .day top-level domain earlier this year, and today we’re introducing mothers.day — a resource dedicated to highlighting inequities in maternal health and helping families at different stages of parenthood. The website also lists ways you and your loved ones can help bridge these gaps by volunteering or donating to organizations making an impact in this space.

This year, I've asked my family to make giving to others the focus of our Mother’s Day celebration. To help pass on the value of generosity, the mothers.day website points to several nonprofits for Mother’s Day giving, including:

  • Postpartum Support International is the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression.
  • Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led group that advocates, drives research, builds power, and shifts culture for Black maternal health, rights and justice.
  • Fistula Foundation provides life-transforming surgery to women injured in childbirth who are left incontinent and often shunned.
  • The Cradle is a nonprofit, licensed child welfare agency providing adoption services, counseling and education and a nursery for birth parents and adoptive families.
  • Hello Neighbor's Smart Start program provides refugee and immigrant mothers with socio-emotional, logistical, and material need support throughout pregnancy and postpartum.

These are just a few organizations committed to making the journey to parenthood equitable for everyone. In addition to giving, mothers.day includes information on how you can make an impact on maternal healthcare by participating in research studies:

  • Powermom is a mobile research platform with the goal of addressing health disparities and partnering with all participants during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
  • PM3 study is a study for Black women, by Black women and helps new moms in the state of Georgia stay healthy after pregnancy.
  • Maternal Near Miss aims to gather insights from women of color who've had near-death experiences during pregnancy and/or childbirth in order to inform maternal health policies and clinical practices.

There are so many ways to support birthing people and their families around the world. For more ways to get involved, visit mothers.day.

Today is the .day

Today, Google Registry is launching the .day top-level domain — a secure domain that brings attention to any day. In honor of the days coming up in this new year, we've rounded up 22 of our favorite .day websites:

Bring attention to a cause you care about

These nonprofit organizations are using their .day domains to raise awareness around specific issues or causes that help make the world a better place for everyone.

1. Wildlife.day by World Wildlife Fund

2. Accessibility.day by GAAD Foundation

3. Freedom.day by International Justice Mission

4. Tues.day by Giving Tuesday

5. Rednose.day by Comic Relief

6. SesameStreet.day by Sesame Street

7. Transvisibility.day by Human Rights Campaign

8. Veterans.day by Team Rubicon

9. Equalpay.day by National Women’s Law Center

10. MLK.day by NAACP

11. NativeNonprofit.day by Native Ways Federation

Amplify your brand or persona

Whether you’re a company building a brand or an influencer growing a fanbase, .day is a great way to register a memorable domain that promotes your message.

12. Nutella.day by Ferrero

13. Felicia.day by Felicia Day

14. Magic.day by Justin Willman

15. Wedding.day by The Knot Worldwide

16. Valentines.day by FTD

Build your community

The .day domain ending makes it easy to find short, memorable domain names, which make it even easier for your communities to find your website.

17. Community.day by Niantic

18. Braille.day by National Federation of the Blind

19. Easter.day by YouVersion

20. Ramadan.day by Yaqeen Institute

21. Yoga.day by Hindu American Foundation

22. HolocaustRemembrance.day by World Jewish Congress

Starting today, you can register your own .day domain as part of our Early Access Program for an additional one-time fee. This fee decreases according to a daily schedule through the end of January. On February 1 at 8:00 am Pacific time, .day domains will be publicly available at a base annual price through your registrar of choice. To learn more about pricing and our participating partners, visit new.day.

Will you celebrate because it is your birth.day, diwali.day, or just because it is fri.day? Will you engage more deeply with your community? No matter what you do today, we hope you’ll seize your .day domain and make it a great experience.

Eight women kicking butt and taking (domain) names

Who do you think of when you hear the words sister, daughter, mother? How about when the words are leader, founder, CEO? As a mom of three, I want my kids to grow up in a world where the second set of words is as likely as the first to bring a woman to mind. Which is why we’re elevating the voices of women and making sure their stories are heard in today’s #MyDomain series. On this International Women’s Day, Google Registry is sharing eight new videos — all featuring female leaders who are taking care of business on their .app and .dev domains. 

Alice Truswell

Alice Truswell is co-founder of Snoop.app, a money-saving app. “Fear being forgettable more than fearing not fitting in,” she says, “because the earlier you get comfortable with your voice, the earlier you can start refining results.”

Annie Hwang

Annie Hwang is co-founder of Jemi.app, a company that helps creators and public figures interact with their audiences and make money. “Don't let imposter syndrome ever stop you,” she advises. “We've grown up in a society where we are constantly told that we should be a follower. Don't be a follower anymore; be a leader!”

Elena Czubiak

Elena Czubiak is the developer and designer behind saturdaydesign.dev and co-founder of imaginarie.app. She quit her day job in 2018 to start her own business and hasn’t looked back since. Elena says, "Remember that although it might feel like starting over, you'll quickly see that your unique experiences will help you solve problems and make connections that nobody else could."

Ifrah Khan

Ifrah Khan is co-founder of Clubba.app, a platform that provides virtual creative extracurricular clubs (led by college students) for kids ages 6 to 12.  Ifrah encourages entrepreneurial women to find and connect with other women who are also working on their own ventures. “Really talk to them and get to know their journey,” she says. “If they fundraised, how did they fundraise? Fundraising is so hard when you start your own business in general, but as a woman it’s even harder.”

Rita Kozlov

Rita Kozlov is a product manager who leads the Cloudflare Workers product, which uses the workers.dev domain. Rita’s advice for women who want to become a product manager is, “Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. In product management that’s definitely 100% a strength and never a weakness.”

Romina Arrigoni Samsó 

Romina Arrigoni Samsó is founder and CEO of ADDSKIN.app, a social marketplace for skincare, where community recommendations help customers choose the best products. Romina says, “La gracia de la tecnología es que como dice el dicho, el avión se construye en el aire. Lo importante es lanzarse,” which translates to, “The grace of technology is that, as the saying goes, the plane is built in the air. The important thing is to launch.”

Soraya Jaber

Soraya Jaber is co-founder and CEO of Minsar.app, a no-code AR-VR creative and publishing platform. “We don't care about your age, your gender, your race, or sexual orientation — there is no space where you are not allowed,” Soraya says.“Don't hinder yourself, jump into entrepreneurship. I can assure you that's a hell of a great adventure!”

Stefania Olafsdóttir

Stefania Olafsdóttir is the co-founder and CEO of Avo.app, a next-generation analytics governance company. Her advice? “It’s way more important to be brave than to be perfect.”

To see a special video featuring all these amazing women, check out goo.gle/mydomain. If you have a unique story to share about a .app, .dev, or .page domain and would like to be considered for our series, please fill out this short application form. Here’s to helping tell the stories of women everywhere so that we may inspire generations to come.

21 websites and apps to make your 2021 better

Google Registry is always on the lookout for interesting websites that have launched using our top-level domains. 2020 was a rough year, so to help you make 2021 (at least a little bit) better, we’ve rounded up 21 ways you can start something .new, get .appy, turn a new .page, and make .dev(elopment) a breeze.

Start something .new:

  1. Collage.new:Looking for a new direction in 2021? Craft an inspiring vision board with BeFunky’s Collage Maker.

  2. Resume.new:If you’re looking for a new job this year, spruce up your resume with one of CV2You’s customizable templates to open the door to new career adventures.

  3. Hire.new:Hiring for new roles and jobs in 2021? With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job and reach quality candidates to join your team in no time.

  4. Site.new:Have a website you’ve been meaning to build? With easy-to-use tools and professionally designed templates, you can launch your website using Google Sites.

  5. Shopify.new:Starting a new side hustle? With Shopify’s powerful tools, anyone can quickly start a business and launch an online store.

  6. Flutter.new:Been dreaming up a great idea for an app? Get it done in the new year with Flutter, Google’s toolkit for building beautiful applications for mobile, web and desktop.

Get .app(y):

  1. Puppr.app:Do you have a new dog in your life? Get help training your furry friend with lessons, tricks, and live chat.

  2. Uhmmm.app:Fight the awkward silence in your online meetings with free elevator music.

  3. Sayana.app:Track your thoughts and feelings, get tips on coping with your emotions and talk to people in a similar life situation.

  4. Glitterly.app:Make videos with animations, effects, stock videos and images in just a few clicks.

  5. Get.reface.app: Say cheese! Use your selfies to make fun face swap videos and gifs.

Turn to the next .page:

  1. Nxt.page:Recreate spontaneously meeting with friends and colleagues online, using this Chrome extension.

  2. Funnies.page:Start your morning with some humor by getting five new comics from artists around the world, delivered daily to your inbox.

  3. Web.page:Find design inspiration, trends and techniques for building websites.

  4. Volition.page: Track your goals and progress any time, anywhere with this web app.

  5. Byline.page:Interested in creative writing? Try this multiplayer app, where you build stories line by line, knowing only what the previous author wrote.

Make .dev(elopment) a breeze:

  1. Projectjob.dev:Find and hire developers that are a perfect match for your requirements by exploring the work they’ve done before.

  2. Htmldom.dev:Try this handy reference for manipulating web pages using Javascript. 

  3. Nodesign.dev:Use existing design tools to complete your development project. 

  4. Practice.dev:If practice makes perfect, you can improve your skills by solving  real web development challenges and learn by doing.

  5. Daily.dev:Get the latest developer news from tech blogs on any topic you can think of, all in one place.


Happy New Year from all of us at Google Registry! We hope these websites and apps help you get the most out of 2021.