So, you've chosen your domain name, but when you go to register it, the .com version is already taken.
Many people believe that the .com domain is the only domain worth purchasing because that's the one that most people assume when typing in domains. While it's true that .com domains are very popular, there are lots of businesses which use other top-level domains without a problem.
What you have to think about is how your customers are going to access your site. If they are going to type in your company name into the URL bar and hit enter, then getting the .com domain is a must. But if you can brand your site with the .net or .us and get people used to using that, it won't matter. Another solution is to use the TLD as part of your entire corporate name.
After .com, the .net and .org TLDs are easily the most popular. There used to be a distinction that .org domains were for non-profits and .net domains were for Internet companies. But as there is no regulation, that quickly went out the window. And these days, anyone can get a .org or .net domain name.
This is a top level domain name extension and sells the best out of all the extensions, it is also the most valuable domain extension. You should always where possible register the .com domain name. This domain extension can be registered for upto 10 years. Free for all new clients of SCS Web design
.Net This is a very good extension, it is used to say we are on the Internet. And, for most serious companies this domain name extension would also be registered.
.Org A worldwide organization domain extension that doesn't carry many restrictions.
.Info Stands for information. This domain name extension can be very useful, and as a new comer it's doing well. Reasonably priced and very few restrictions.
.Biz This domain name extension has been warmly welcomed and is doing very well. It doesn't have many restrictions and it generally refers to a business online. Reasonably priced and can be extended for upto ten years.
.Co.uk Registration of this domain extension is the most popular in the UK. It has almost NO restrictions and is very competitively priced. All .co.uk domains can only be registered for 2 years.
.Ie The Irish Domain extension and is used for Irish companies and Irish websites. For NO REASON this domain extension is one of the more expensive ones. We strongly advice not to opt for a .IE domain if your business extends Ireland.
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