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  • dot-thing, or dot-thing gTLD. One of the new generic top-level domains, such as .coffee, .club, and also ones including non-Latin script such as Arabic or Chinese.

    Used by The Register, October 2014:

    If you want to get higher up Google's search rankings, it turns out that using a new dot-thing domain – such as .guru or .ninja – may give you the edge.

    Two recent studies into the impact of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) have claimed that, far from Google's official position, using the right domain ending can bump you up an extra place or two in the rankings.

    The Register, January 2015:

    Get coding or you'll bounce email from new dot-thing domains

    Expansion in DNS means you may struggle to handle email from Chinese or Arabic domains

    January 16, 2015