Domain.com has over 300 domain extensions available for registration. From .ACADEMY to .XYZ, we have every industry category covered. With so many domain options, how do you choose? Here are some suggested tips and practices to be sure you’re making the right decision.

Choose a recognized domain extension, like .COM and .NET. As the world’s premier domain extensions, .COM and .NET have set the standard for domain names. Since they’re both globally recognized, they have become the most popular domain extensions available. Customers trust .COM and .NET, meaning they’re more likely to trust your website and business. The best part? .COM and .NET domains are affordable so they’re perfect for a business or organization on a budget.

Choose more than one domain name! Despite what you may think, you don’t have to choose a single extension! Domain.com encourages you to not only get your .COM and .NET domains, but we encourage you to explore alternate extensions like .ME and .CLUB. This helps protect your brand name online and prevents others from capitalizing on your brand’s success. And the bonus is that you won’t bust your budget by securing more domains! Most extensions can be registered for under $20 a year. In fact, .ME is on sale right now for $2.99/first year.*

Give your domain room to grow. This means don’t pigeonhole your website into one specific category if you plan on expanding products or services. It also might be wise to stay away from location-specific domains if you have future visions of entering new markets. With that said, if a you find a domain that’s simply perfect for your website, register it! Just be sure to get your .COM and .NET equivalents with it.

Protect your information with Domain Privacy. Domain Privacy is an essential product if you want to keep your personal contact information hidden from the WHOIS Database. Privacy is available for most domain names without restrictions. Customers who register domains without Privacy are putting themselves at risk for identity theft, spam mail, and sales calls. Domain.com encourages you to keep Privacy in your cart when registering a new domain name. No one likes an inbox full of spam mail.

Picking a domain name may seem hard, but in reality, the endless options just give you more ammo to protect your brand! When in doubt, your first choice should be .COM and .NET, but be sure to explore and register your nTLD equivalents. Have domain name questions? Contact us on Facebook or Twitter! We’re happy to help you.

 

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