I am always on the lookout for good domain names when I am out and about. Earlier today, I took a drive to Canton, Massachusetts to pick up some beer from a great brewery called Trillium. I ran in their 5k a couple of weeks ago, and I ran past a church that was using a .Church domain name. I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of the church sign then, but I remembered to do it today when I was in the area again.
On my way to take the photo of the .Church sign, I stumbled across a totally different domain name on the back of a truck. Apparently, there is a Del Monte warehouse right near Trillium, and the backs of their trucks proudly display the Fruits.com url (along with FreshDelMonte.com). Fruits.com was created back in 1997.
Here’s a photo of the back of the truck:
The sign that originally caught my attention a couple of weeks ago was for a church called The Link Church. They use TheLink.Church for its domain name. It looks like another church with the same name owns TheLinkChurch.com. Coincidentally, another church located in a different town with the same (Canton, Ohio) owns TheLinkChurch.org. I think using this particular .Church domain name is a good idea for this church given the lack of availability (and possibly affordability) of other on-brand domain names. TheLink.Church domain name was created back in 2014.
Here’s a photo of the church sign:
In my opinion, this is a prime example of why the new gTLD domain names can be useful.