As a section of the Early Access Program, the search giant has made its .dev top-level domain (TLD) available. The domain is devoted to developers and is targeted at enabling them to develop communities, tutor newer technologies, and display projects, among other possible implementations.
In a blog post, Vice President, Chief Domains Enthusiast, and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Google, Ben Fried, said, “.dev domains, till Feb 28, are accessible to register as a section of our Early Access Program, wherein one can secure their preferred domains for an added charge. Starting on Feb 28, the .dev domains will be obtainable at a base annual cost through their registrar of preference.”
In conjunction with other small and big firms such as Mozilla, GitHub, Glitch, Stripe, and Netflix, Google itself has started making use of the new domain on few of its own projects such as opensource.dev and web.dev. To guard customers against ad malware, trailing injection by ISPs (Internet service providers) & open Wi-Fi risks, the new domain would be protected by default—a lot similar to the recently tooled out .page and .app domains of Google.
The post added, “The new domain will be protected by default as it needs HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) to link to all .dev websites. With every .dev site that was rolled out, you aid in shifting the network to an HTTPS-everywhere future.” The HTTPS is the protected encrypted variant of HTTP, the procedure over which information is sent between a website and connected browser.
Likewise, Google also declared that its Cloud Services Platform is accessible in beta now—section of a bigger endeavor to extend the range of alternatives for enterprise consumers. The firm initially declared CSP last year at Google Cloud Next. The new platform is developed to provide greater flexibility for firms that want a blend of services-based on-premise and in the cloud.