Brief History of Domains & Extensions

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Brief History of Domains & Extensions

How to Choose The Right Domain Extension
Now that the time has arrived, you need to choose which TLD is right for your domain. While there cannot be any identical domains, there can be two versions of the same domain with different extensions.

  • The Purpose of Your Site
  • Don’t Forget Local TLDs
  • Don’t Forget About SEO 
What are the different types of domain names?
  • TLD - Top Level Domains
  • ccTLD - country code Top Level Domains
  • gTLD - generic Top Level Domain
  • IDN ccTLD - internationalised country code top-level domains
  • Second level
  • Third level
  • Subdomain
Choosing the Best Possible Domain Name : 

Always Go for the .com

People are more familiar with .com domains than with anything else; they will default to typing ‘.com’ into the browser address bar, and are unlikely to remember your extension if it’s too weird. Everyone will always assume a website is a .com. 

Choose a Brandable Name
  1. A brandable name has no specific meaning
  2. It’s unique — your competition doesn’t use anything similar.
Keep It Short, Simple, and Predictable

  • short — preferably with fewer than 15(-ish) characters, excluding the TLD
  • simple — no hyphens, no underscores, no complicated words as part of the domain, or any other punctuation
  • just words — avoid using numbers unless absolutely necessary. 
Main thinks :
  1. Use keywords
  2. Make sure it is easy to remember
  3. Target your physical location
  4. Avoid numbers and hyphens
  5. Avoid these words when possible - "a”, “an” “and”, “but”, “or” “with”
  6. Check if someone is already using it
  7. Protect and build your brand
Common Options For TLDs (And When to Use Them) 
.com (commercial)
.net (network)
.org (organization)
.edu (education)
.info (information)
.biz (business)
.me (personal)

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