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Registering a Domain Name

Which TLD should I choose?
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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