Expert Top Level Domain Advice
Top Level Domain Information
There are millions and millions of websites at the moment. In the UK alone there are more than 4 million registered domain names. Despite .co.uk being a popular choice for websites in the UK, the most common and powerful top level domain is .com.
.com is obviously the most well-known and used top level domain followed by .net and .org, .info is another well known top level domain extension. Country codes are also considered top level domain registrations such as .nl or .de for the Netherlands and Germany respectively. Even though the United Kingdom is not using the .gb there is one domain registered to it. To find out more about top level domains or to buy one to suit your business, either fill out the 2 minute form or give us a call on 0800 840 0000 and speak with one of our experts.
There are a lot of Countries that have used their domain suffix for profit. The nation of Tuvalu has made good money out of their top level domain which is the very popular: .tv, they have sold it to TV stations and shows all over the world. Companies in Northern Ireland have been known to get domains from Nicaragua which uses .ni which to some companies in Northern Ireland provides them with a distinction compared to the .co.uk address they could have from the UK.
If you are looking to set up a website you will predominately want to find a top level domain to host your name on, but you could play around with international options. If you own a radio station then an address with .am or .fm would be interesting for you. There are literally hundreds of options of getting a suffix for your website and one of the main reasons for choosing a suffix should be the intended traffic. If you only want traffic from the UK then a .co.uk address would probably be more then sufficient for you, but if you want a world wide audience then a .com or .net site might be more to your liking. All in all you might have a lot more options then you first thought.
Remember, you will be building a business or interest around your site, so it might be wise to spend some time deciding on which top level domain is right for you. If you do not know how to get around all this information or if you just want someone else to take the burden of finding good top level domain sites off your shoulders, then get in touch. Simply fill out the 2 minute form or alternatively, give us a call on 0800 840 0000 and speak with one of our experts.