Two groups may use the Phd-Domain:
The Phd-Domain is the ideal domain for colleges and universities that offer doctoral degrees.
2. Doctors of Philosophy
Google Registry writes about the new Phd-Domains:
".Phd is for anyone with a doctorate. You've earned your diploma, now show off what you can do."
Did you know that the Doctor of Philosophy degree is named after the name as in this example: "John Doe, Ph.D."?
This results in special possibilities: John Doe, Ph.D. can register the domains doe.phd, johndoe.phd and/or john-doe.phd for his website.
The Phd-Domain exactly reflects the information on the business card and the letterhead. The memory of the information on the business card and the domain name reinforce each other. The memorability of a website's domain is a crucial contribution to the success of the website.
For many domain extensions, domains at the sunrise period are more expensive than the domains at the General Availability. Standard and Premium Phd-Domains at the Sunrise Period cost as much as at the General Availability - and you still get a 15% discount.
The entire .Phd-Domain TLD has been added to the HSTS preload list, which means registrants will have to provision and set up SSL certificates in order for their content to be loaded in modern browsers
The Phd-Domain is a secure namespace, meaning that HTTPS is required for all .Phd-Domain websites. You can buy your Phd-Domain now, but in order for it to work properly in browsers you must first configure HTTPS serving. ICANN accredited Registrar Secura offers to acquire webspace with pre-configured encryption at us without any additional costs or SSL Certificates.
The relationship between a better ranking in search engines and new top-level domains has already been proven in a study of Searchmetrics for .berlin domains. Websites with .berlin domains often rank better with regional searches in Google than sites with de-Domains and com-Domains.
"In 42% of searches, .berlin-domains rank better locally."
Another study by Total Websites in Houston shows that the results of the Searchmetrics study are in principle applicable to all new TLDs, including e.g. new Phd-Domains. Total Websites notes that Google sees the domain extensions of new TLDs as an important criterion for the evaluation of a domain and, therefore, concludes that:
"It's clear that the new top-level domains improve the ranking in search engines."
A Phd-Domain is the optimal domain for a "Doctor of Philosophy". Two features in particular speak for the Phd Domain:
- good ranking on Google