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
- .org - typically for organizations
- .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.