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This week: Your dog can finally register a .Pet domain name

A new domain name for furry friends becomes available this week.

dot-petThere’s one new top level domain name entering general availability this week: .Pet from Afilias launches on Tuesday.

The good news for pet lovers is that they won’t have to pay much to get Fido a domain name. Registrars I checked this morning are charging $12-$15 for .pet domains, about the same as a .com.

This isn’t the first opportunity for animals to register a domain name. Over 5,000 people have registered .dog domains and .Fish has over 3,000 registrations. And of course animal doctors can register a .Vet domain name.

Fido and Mittens also had the potential to be able to register .pets, but an objection panel found that it might cause confusion with .pet. If you’ve ever seen a cat type, I think you’ll agree with the panelist on this decision.

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