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Sep 30 2013
Here is the list of other domain extensions:
.org – organization
.biz – small business sites.
.info – used for web sites that contains various resource
.mobi – mobile
.us – US based web sites
.cc – Coco’s Keeling Islands.
.bz – meant for the country code for Belize and now also used by small business
.tv – content and or multi-media Web sites, commonly used within the entertainment or media industry.
.vg – country code – the British Virgin Islands. I
.ws country code – Western Samoa., but also used as short for “Web sites.”
.name particularly used for personal use.
.co.uk – commercial site for U.K. .co is replaced for .com
.me.uk – for site for an individual.
.de – country code – Germany.
.eu – country code European Union. Registration of this domain requires to fullfilll 3 criteria.
.be is the country code – Belgium.
.cn is the country code – China. There is 34 regional .cn extensions.
.tw country code – Taiwan.
.at country code – Austria.
.mx country code – Mexico.
.nz country code – New Zealand.
.gs country code – the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.
.tc country code – the Turks & Caicos Islands.
.ms country code – Montserrat.
.fm country code – Federated States of Micronesia, common use of this domain is for FM radio.
.am country code – Armenia, but common use for this domain is AM radio.
.la country code – Laos, but other uses of this domain is for Los Angeles, Louisiana or Latin America.
Sep 29 2013
Definition of domain
Domain is the address of your website. A domain name starts with three small w in front. It is the short form of World Wide Web. If your domain name is yourdomain, then the address of your website will look like this, www.yourdomain.com.
Issuer of the domain name
Domain name can have .org, .net, .info and many at the end. It shows categories of the domains. There is a customary rule that a commercial website will have .com extension, an organization .org extension. However, the person buying domain can decide something different according his need and availability of the domain.
Buy or Free Domain
Using free domain involves some risk. Because if you make your site good and it ranks high in search engine like google, any one can register that domain in his name. In this case, you will lost it for ever. It may also happen that domain flippers will buy it and offer you to buy at many thousand dollars.
As a matter of fact, if you are really serious about online business you should buy your own domain. You can buy it for 1 year or more if you have the budget for it.
Choosing a domain
There are two choices when you search for a domain. You can decide a name either company name or your name or something associated with these as a domain name.
Suppose your name is Robert J. Then you can look for a domain robert.com or robertj.com. You can brand your name and build the site with your choice of topics.
If your company name is Robert Inc. you can go for robertinc.com. Big companies like HP (www.hp.com) or Nokia (www.nokia.com) are the examples.
Another way is to choose an exact name on the basis of your targeted product or services, Suppose your service is a home delivery in London city. You can go for a name like www.homedeliveryserviceinlondon. This is known as Exact Match Domain or EMD.
Choosing an extension
You should first try to get the .com extension is the preferred domain extension for commercial sites. But what happens if you do not get them? You can put some prefix or suffix with your domain name keep the search with .com extension. If you can work it out then you can also take .org or .net
There are hundreds of companies selling domains. Some are big and some are small, not well known. You should have a look before you make a buying decision. Some of them:
.com – commercial
.net – network
If you want to see other domain extensions click here.
It is also common to use three or two letter extension as prefix or suffix with the country domain. If you want to make a combination please explore you choice. Some countries issue their 2 letter domains locally.