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Wikipedia explains:
"An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. They differ from chat rooms in that messages are often longer than one line of text, and are at least temporarily archived. Also, depending on the access level of a user or the forum set-up, a posted message might need to be approved by a moderator before it becomes publicly visible."

It is very interesting for forum owners and admistrators of the internet forums, that the domain extenion .forum is soon available.

The Forum-Domain is the domain of first choice for all websites about communication. Forum-Domains are suitable for all websites that deal with conversation, presentation and the like. Internet forums and special software for creating Internet forums have existed for many years. The could get now also the internet address This domain is very short and memorable. The memorability of a domain is the key for the marketing of a website.

The Sunrise-Period of Forum-Domains will start on November 15. Trademark owners are able to register their trademarks as Forum-Domains during the Sunrise Period. The trademarks must also be registered at the Trademark Clearinghouse .

General availability starts on 2021,March 2.
The relationship between a better ranking in search engines and new top-level domains has already been proven in a study of Searchmetrics for .berlin domains. Websites with .berlin domains often rank better with regional searches in Google than sites with .de domains and .com domains.

"In 42% of searches, .berlin domains rank better locally."

Another study by Total Websites in Houston shows that the results of the Searchmetrics study are in principle applicable to all new TLDs, including e.g. new Forum-Domains. Total Websites notes that Google sees the domain extensions of new TLDs as an important criterion for the evaluation of a domain and, therefore, concludes that:
"It's clear that the new top-level domains improve the ranking in search engines."

Hans-Peter Oswald
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