To put it simply .lol is a domain name that is attached to the Internet's next big thing: the laugh-out-loud domain.
Think of it as being able to find someone else with the same last name as you by typing in Smith.lol rather than trying to guess Smith.com or hoping that what you type into your browser's address bar auto-fills correctly for you.
The reason why this new extension has been created therefore is because .com appears too formal when conveying humor online.
According to its developers, .lol will allow people to have fun while browsing the internet and make even mundane tasks like sending an email more entertaining.
What does .lol offer?
As well as making jokes easier to convey, the .lol domain name extension offers a number of other benefits. These include:
- A global namespace that is available in any language
- The ability to use fun and expressive domain names
- The potential to increase website traffic and online sales
- Secure and stable registration process
- An intuitive and easy to remember the name
- The opportunity to be found by people on social networks who are looking for content that will make them laugh
- Improved security as each domain name is registered with extended validation
- The ability to create memorable email addresses
The .lol domain name extension can be purchased through registrars around the world, enabling individuals all over the globe to get in on the fun.
According to its makers laughing out loud is an international language so having a domain name that can be spelled and read by people of any nationality is extremely important.
Who's it for?
Anyone who wants more laughs in their lives, or understands that there is very little difference between reading something online or hearing someone else say it.
Being able to type an email address like joelol.lol rather than one that is impossible to remember or sounds too formal will no doubt make people smile.
Why choose the .lol domain name?
It's a great investment – because website names that are easy to remember and fun to type will no doubt become more popular.
For people who regularly use social networking sites .lol is a fantastic way of being found by those who want a witty read.
If you sell products or have a service that could be enhanced through the use of humor then choosing .lol puts you in an excellent position.
In short, being able to find content online that makes us laugh out loud will only become easier as time goes on.
So if not having to worry about typos when typing your email address or website name sounds appealing, now is the time to make a move before everyone else gets the same idea!
What else do I need to know about .lol?
It could take time for web browsers to support the new domain name but this is unlikely to be a problem as browsers are always being updated. In the meantime, you can access .lol websites by typing in the full address or through a URL shortener.
So there you have it - everything you need to know about the new .lol domain name extension!
Whether you're looking for a fun and quirky website address or want to add some levity to your online communications, this is the perfect option for you. Get started today and see how much more fun (and laughter) the internet can be!