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Over 20 Percent of Forbes Most Valuable Brands Have Purchased .inc Domains

May 7, 2019

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At noon eastern today, .inc domains launch for general availability. Now, all businesses and individuals around the world have access to this new domain ending that quite literally means business. Millions of company names end with “Inc.” Now websites can too!

More than 20 percent of the Fortune US 100 Companies and Forbes 100 World’s Most Valuable Brands have already registered .inc domains.

Who’s Buying: Amazon.inc, Facebook.inc, LinkedIn.inc, Twitter.inc, BMW.inc, and hundreds more. Visit www.get.inc/companies for the complete list.

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, two top celebrity brands with business empires, have both bought .inc domains. And .inc domains are gaining traction around the world, with registrations in more than 20 countries.

Early adopters are using .inc domains in different ways. For instance, Freshii, a fast casual restaurant franchise, is using Freshii.inc as its corporate site (previously ir.freshii.com) and PayPal.inc and Gap.inc are also live. Fox Corporation is also using its .inc domain for an investor relations page at Fox.inc, a nice compliment to its .com domains.

“We are using Freshii.inc for our investor relations page because .inc means business and this is where our corporate content lives online. We can see this becoming the trend for many more public companies moving forward,” says Paul Hughes, chief business development officer at Freshii.

Collab, a digital design and entertainment studio based in LA, has switched from CollabCreators.com to Collab.inc because their old URL caused customer confusion. The company was mistakenly referred to as “Collab Creators,” rather than its actual name “Collab Inc.”

“For the past several years we were using the domain collabcreators.com. That led to some confusion since our company name is Collab. The domain Collab.inc solves this problem. Now our company and domain name match perfectly”, says Dave Rosner, EVP, Head of Marketing. “At Collab, we are always on the hunt for new and better solutions, and we really prefer the shorter .inc url.”

A Way for Start-ups and Small Businesses to Stand Out

In the United States, more than 900,000 businesses are incorporated every year. With this massive movement in the marketplace, it can be difficult for individual entrepreneurs to find the domain that matches their new business endeavor perfectly. With extensive naming options available with .inc, including one- and two-character domains, .inc gives companies the opportunity to take full control of their business name and domain name without compromising on either.

Every .inc domain comes with more than $2,500 in free member benefits from industry leading brands like WeWork, Square, Intuit, Google Ads, Delta Air Lines and more, providing small businesses with the toolkit they need to succeed. Participating retailers, such as GoDaddy and Name.com, are also including their own free .inc benefits like Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite for their respective customers. Learn more about the .inc member benefits at www.get.inc/benefits.

As a premium domain ending, all .inc domains, including single-letters and single-numbers, can be registered for a flat fee of $1,999 MSRP. This price point ensures that cybersquatters won’t buy the best domains and allows businesses to register the first .inc domain they search for - even if that search is completed five to ten years from now.

Additionally, a .inc domain is the perfect way for a start-up brand to stand out in a crowded marketplace. “The great thing about a .inc domain name is that when a customer sees it, they’ll know they are headed to a business website. GoDaddy is focused on providing our customers with online solutions, and everyday entrepreneurs will find great options with .inc,” said GoDaddy Vice President of Product Marketing, Paul Bindel. “Where .inc gets really interesting is in its included services. In addition to a great name, businesses get valuable services to complete their online presence.”

How to Get a .inc Domain

Register .inc domains starting at Noon EDT on May 7 at www.get.inc or by visiting authorized retailers like GoDaddy, Namecheap, Name.com, and Gandi.

GoDaddy is offering Microsoft Office 365 Business for free with every .inc domain purchase. Visit www.GoDaddy.inc for full details.

About .inc

Launched on March 27, 2019, .inc is the domain ending that means business. With more than $2,500 in free member benefits from industry-leading brands like WeWork, Square and Delta Air Lines included, .inc is a comprehensive solution for businesses of all sizes. Compare great offers from authorized retailers and buy .inc domains now at www.get.inc.

About Intercap Registry Inc.

Intercap Registry Inc. owns and operates leading internet media businesses with a vision of building long term value, trust, and credibility. Intercap Registry Inc. is launching .inc as the domain ending that means business. For more information, visit www.intercap.inc.

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