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  Post #1 (permalink)   04-19-2018, 10:19 AM
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In these days there are hundreds of domain extensions available, what would be best domain extension after .com
 
 
 


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I would think .net and .org would be the most popular after .com, but what's popular is not always best for your specific website.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   04-19-2018, 03:49 PM
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good question,
in global its .net
in your country, its your country cctld, ie .uk for united kingdom
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You are asking about the "best" top level domain, but you need to consider that answering this question is impossible without knowing what it is you are looking for. Best in terms of being the most popular? Best in terms of SEO acceptance? Best in terms of long-term value and resale? Best for web hosting? Best for a personal blog website?

Obviously .com is still very much the king in terms of all of the above (except personal usage). And .net, .org, .info, .us, .biz have been around so long that they have accumulated a large number of registrations. .net is still the next best thing after .com in most cases.

Whether .info or .org is best for your business? Doubt it.

You also touched on hundreds of extensions, which means you also refer to new global TLDs that appeared on the market in recent months and years. I suggest looking at sites like https://ntldstats.com/tld and https://namestat.org/ to grasp which extensions proven to be more popular over this time. However, you'd also see .xyz closer to top on the list, which is one domain to definitely stay away from.

Now, in my perspective, the better all-around domains out of the ngTLDs would be .co, .site, .io, .online is not bad also, except it is longer to type.

PS: The hosting industry has two specific gTLDs to choose from: .host and .hosting
 
 
 
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.info is ideal if you have an information page.
.org is mainly used if you have a non profit organisation.
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There are so many new TLD's are available nowadays like so I suggest you consider them.

.hosting/.host for hosting business.
.agency for web development agency.
.hotel for hotel business.
And much more.
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.com is by far the most popular and the most recognizable of the domain name extensions. But after .com it is said that .net is the second most popular domain extension.
 
 
 


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The 20 top level domains with the most page results in Google:

.com Commercial 4,860,000,000
.org Noncommercial 1,950,000,000
.edu US accredited postsecondary institutions 1,550,000,000
.gov United States Government 1,060,000,000
.uk United Kingdom 473,000,000
.net Network services 206,000,000
.ca Canada 165,000,000
.de Germany 145,000,000
.jp Japan 139,000,000
.fr France 96,700,000
.au Australia 91,000,000
.us United States 68,300,000
.ru Russian Federation 67,900,000
.ch Switzerland 62,100,000
.it Italy 55,200,000
.nl Netherlands 45,700,000
.se Sweden 39,000,000
.no Norway 32,300,000
.es Spain 31,000,000
.mil United States Military 28,400,000

The 20 top level domains with the least page results in Google:

.gw Guinea-Bissau 26
.ax Aland Islands 28
.wf Wallis and Futuna Islands 30
.yt Mayotte 34
.sj Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands 37
.mobi Consumers and providers of mobile products and services 37
.eh Western Sahara 53
.mh Marshall Islands 53
.bv Bouvet Island 55
.ap African Regional Industrial Property Organization 68
.cat Catalan linguistic and cultural community 121
.kp Korea, Democratic People’s Republic 122
.iq Iraq 133
.um United States Minor Outlying Islands 140
.arpa Technical infrastructure on the web 162
.pm Saint Pierre and Miquelon 184
.gb United Kingdom 186
.cs Serbia and Montenegro 316
.td Chad 332
.so Somalia 512
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.io seems to be popular with tech companies, mainly because it can represent input/output.
After .com, I'd go for .net. I'd also try to get .io.
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Kidding (not) aside, .com, .net, .org are what I go for. Also the country specific ones. Like .co.uk, .co.za
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I would say .net and .org are good ones after .com , but you can also go for country based TLDs like .ca , .com.au , .in and others.
 
 
 


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The obvious ones are .net and .org but I'd actually say .blog has a good chance depending on how it's marketed of really putting a dent in market share as just about everyone is building a blog these days.
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