- CentralNic has announced that its client Top Level Design LLC has succeeded in beating seven other companies to acquire the rights to the new top-level domain '.DESIGN'.

CentralNic has subsequently been awarded exclusive global distribution rights to .DESIGN domain names.

The .DESIGN TLD will initially be made available to trademark holders in Q1 2015 and will become available to the general public for purchase in Q2 2015, serving many substantial industries including lighting design, landscape design, sound design, software design, and a myriad of curatorial and creative fields. Some of the biggest design industries are:

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