Which TLD (Extension) Should I Use For My Domain

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Which TLD (Extension) Should I Use For My Domain

Should My Domain be a Dot Com?

TLD, or Top-Level Domain, is the part of the domain name on the right of the dot (“.”). The most common TLDs are .com, .net, .org.

There are the various types:

  • gTLD – generic top level domain
    •     .com
    • .org – typically for organizations
    • .net
    • .edu – restricted for post-secondary educational establishments
    • .mil – restricted for US military
    • .gov – restricted for US governments and agencies
    • .int – restricted for international organizations established by treaty
  • uTLD – unsponsored top level domains
    • .info – for informational sites
    • .name – for families and individuals
    • .biz – for businesses
    • .mobi – reserved for websites catering to mobile devices
    • .travel – reserved for travel agents, airlines, tourism bureaus and hoteliers
  • ccTLD – country code top level domains
    • .ca – for Canada
    • .uk – for the UK
    • .fr – for France

Almost every country has a country domain

When choosing your domain extension, decide if you are targeting a local country or if you are planning to go international. ccTLDs are an excellent choice if you need to market your business to a certain geographic region.

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