About a year ago, Google set up a top-level domain with the extension “.new.” The idea behind it was to collect all sorts of shortcuts to various websites and services so that users can easily access these useful online tools with a single click.

For example, if you want to write a document on Google Docs — you go to docs.google.com and then sign in with your Google account and then choose “Blank Page” on the home screen. But what if I say you can easily create a document by simply going to “doc.new.” Similarly, by going to “pdf.new,” you can easily convert an existing document to PDF instead of googling a converter or browsing through old bookmarks.

So, in short, “.new” domains are redirects to websites that Google believes offer a useful service — long URLs with easy-to-remember shortcuts.

Now a collection of 200+ useful online tools:

There are now more than 200 of these shortcuts to essential online tools, and the complete list can be found at whats.new.

The list includes shortcuts to Google services such as “sheets.new” to create a new Google Spreadsheet or “cal.new” to open the Google calendar. 

But the vast majority of shortcuts come from other providers. Such as “excel.new” opens a new table in the Microsoft service, “post.new” automatically redirects to the page for a new blog post if you have a blog at wordpress.com and “code.new” to learn how to write program code interactively.

So a collection of useful online tools under one domain — easy to remember and access.

Also, if you want to be present with your own .new domain, you can simply register it via Google Registry.

Although registry prices are up to $500, that’s not exactly cheap, and you should also be careful to link a useful service behind the shortcut so that it can be used directly. Otherwise, Google reserves the right to delete the domain after a while.

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