What is @Domain?
Internet has evolved in a big way since 1995 with great innovations but the domain name system did not change much. It started getting complex with huge number of similarly sounding domains and numerous domain name extensions(TLD's).
As of 2013 more than 350 Domain name extensions are approved by ICANN and currently it received applications for 1300 more new extensions.
This means that each domain name will have 1500+ duplicates with different extensions. ICANN is in a Rush to catch up the demand for domain name registrations. Any start up or a mid level company cannot afford to buy multiple domain names to protect their brand name and the approach it self may not be appropriate as it is indirectly forcing companies to pre register domain names irrespective of need.
We started our mission to solve this problem and decided to remove domain name extensions completely and make it unique, This idea gave birth to @Domain.
In future all the domains will be starting with @ and ending with unique domain name.
Very soon you can browse www.indiegogo.com as @indiegogo ;)
Current Project Stage And Future Course
We started working on this idea from December 2013 without much success till mid of February 2014. February 18th was a historical day for us when our team built a solution for new domain name nomenclature and we consider it as a first step towards building great technology.
Soon we released that hosting servers built across the globe are pre configured to work with existing domain name system and are not compatible with @Domain.
Our solution will be complete only when users are be able to host their web applications with @domain.
We set our next course to build first data center compatible with @Domain configuration and enable user to host applications seamlessly.
For this we need your support and In exchange we are committed to deliver our Technolgy as per the plan.
How Do We Plan To Utilise Funds
Perks For Your Contribution?
@Domain Perk - 5$
You can register your First @Domain with just 5$(First Year). Registration portal will be launched in August 2014 with access only to campaign contributors before going public on May 2015 to ensure pre registration advantage to campaign contributors.
@Domain Perk + Twitter Integration -20$
What if user types @YourTwitterName in address bar and they see your customised home page with tweet feed instead of twitter page. Sounds interesting right! Claim your twitter name with this 20$ perk.
Beginner Perk - 500$
Your contribution would get you 1 @Domain and early access to cloud hosting plus 20 GB storage for one year. Definitely a great start to deploy your applications.
Developer Perk - 1000$
You can register 10 @Domains and dedicated cloud with developer support. Your support paves way for building enterprise grade servers.
NOTE : ALL OUR SERVERS WILL BE LINUX
The Impact Of @Domain
Our vision of @Domain is not limited to making domain unique, we are envisioning a secure cloud technology and personalised domain hosting experience for every one.
Features Of @Domain
1. You can Own a @Domain and start hosting applications.
2. One click twitter integration
People can go to your twitter profile by directly typing in your twitter handle name in address bar instead of searching in twitter.
All the @Domains will have default SSL encryption making it secure.
4. Unique and short url's
Your domain names will be unique with short url's for quick brand recall.
5. One click personal cloud storage
We will enable one click personal cloud storage from your mobile devices and desktops for safe keeping of your personal and important files with @Domain.
Risks & Challenges
In the process of building our technology we foresee the following challenges
1. Trademark - Will restrict us to release certain domains to public.
2. Browser Compatibility - Browsers will search for name servers when a address bar requests a URL- based on subdomain and TLD, we will face initial challenge of browser compatibility as this is new kind of configuration. We plan to build browser plugins to take care of name server search for @Domains.
3. Search Engine Crawling - We are definitely not ready for indexing in various search engines at this point of time. We plan to over come this by building headless servers which will translate and mimic regular url expression for crawling bots. We are sure that Bots will be ready to crawl us by the time of our stable release or else we will find our ways ;) .
Other Ways You Can Help @Domain
You can contribute to the success of @Domain not only by means of perks. We would love to see you sharing our innovation with the world around you.
And please do not forget to use indiegogo share tools to spread a word about us.