The Education Department is planning to launch a new site for domain name registrations in 2018, a move that could help it compete with Google, which is offering free domain names for new domains.
The department announced the plan on Tuesday at the Education Technology Conference in Washington.
While the plan is designed to attract new registrants, it could also help it gain more customers for the domain registration process, said Michael Hays, a spokesman for the department.
“We will be able to use the resources to offer more value for existing domain owners and encourage more domain owners to register,” he said.
With the move, the department is looking to capture more business from new registrars and provide more value to existing domain names.
There are currently more than 50,000 registered domain names in use in the United States, according to the Department of Education.
Currently, there are more than 70,000 domain names registered in the U.S. with more than 1.6 million active registrations.
In 2018, the government plans to launch two new websites for domain names: the Education Department’s domain registration portal and the United Nations Domain Name Service (UNDS).
The Education Department says that by 2019, it plans to offer two more services: a new online portal and a new global service.
A new website for domain registration is expected to launch later this year, but it’s unclear if the department will also launch a domain name registration portal in 2019.
On Tuesday, the Education and Science Department’s Office of the Registrar also announced plans to introduce an online portal to help users find out more about the registrar’s domain name services.
More: The Education and Scientific Registrars Association, a group of domain name registrarians, said that the launch of a portal to learn more about registrar services could help boost demand for its services.
The new portal will provide information about registrar services and how to register new domain names, and will include information about the names that are already registered with the registrarson.