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.LAWYER and .ATTORNEY Domain Names are Now Available. What You Need to Know.

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 9, 2014

On October 8th, .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY domain names will be made available to the general public.

This means that domain names like, and www.IP.laywer will be offered for the very first time at

In response to a number of questions regarding this process, we have put together the following information…

Q1. What are these names and why is this important?

A. October 8 is the first date that domain names like and become available for purchase. With 1.2 million lawyers and law students in the United States alone, it’s possible that your individual name or preferred term of art may have several potential purchasers which means that if you don’t act immediately, you may be in danger of losing your preferred name.

Q2. What restrictions are there on purchase?

A. None. Other than trademark restrictions, you are free to choose the name that best suits you.

Q3. Why should I obtain a .ATTORNEY or .LAWYER Domain?

A. A host of good reasons:

  • It is a powerful marketing tool that will allow you to get your message to market quicker and simpler,

  • It signals your profession to the world in a way that .com doesn’t,

  • It enables you to control the intellectual property associated with your name.

  • It ensures that even if you change firms or go solo, your clients can always find you.

  • It may assist with Google and other search engine rankings.

Read the whole story at Above the Law.

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