Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs

By: Chris Crum - June 17, 2013

Demand Media announced that later this year, it will launch Designs.com, as the new gTLDs become available. The site will feature a platform to create designs for sites utilizing the new domain extensions.

“The goal is to have easy ways for folks who have registered a new gTLD to quickly find categorized templates and tools for building a website,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews.

New Designs.com sites will be included with the registration of the domain extensions, such as .dentist and .social. Designs.com will be integrated into the purchase process of partnering domain and web hosting providers.

“A consumer using .FAN needs features related to sharing, ‘liking’ and growing a community, while a professional using .ARCHITECT needs features related to a strong visual portfolio and self-promotion,” says Nick Nelson, GM of Designs.com. “Until today, tools and templates have been designed for no-one in particular. New gTLDs are for specific audiences, so we must have tools that create a web presence with the same tailored approach, making the website and web address inseparable.”

Designs.com will feature a point-and-click design tool, and customers can see right away how their site will look on mobile devices. It will also include access to drag-and-drop social media tools.

You can see the introductory video here.

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