An introduction to the types of domain names

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Are you interested in learning more about the different types of domain names available on the market? You’ve come to the right place because we will provide basic information about this topic. For instance, let’s take an example. You want to select a domain name for your business called happy pets. “Happy pets” is probably taken, so you can choose a name with a hyphen – “happy-pets”. After that, you can choose the top level domain and get a domain name like happy-pets.com, happy-pets.biz, happy-pets.org, happy-pets.net, happy-pets.info, happy-pets.us and more. Don’t forget that you can buy more than one domain name or even all of them if you want to.

While it’s true that each of these domain extensions was created with a specific purpose in mind, like .com for commercial or .org for organization, every individual and/or organization is free to choose the domain name they want to use.

In many cases, people believe that .com is the best type of domain name they can choose, but that’s not that truth at least not always. For example, .com is commonly used by different kinds of organizations and for different purposes which mean that visitors probably won’t know that they can expect from your website before they visit it. In some cases, this means many curious visitors who will visit your website, stay a few seconds and leave it. This ultimately means a high bounce rate which is not a good thing for your website. Obviously, there are many companies and organizations which are international and .com is a perfect match for their activities. There’s a reason why there are different domain names in the first place and that’s why you should try to respect these rules. Additional Reading: Premium Domains

So, there are many different types of domain names out there and it’s up to you to select the one that suits your needs in the best possible way. For example, there are domain names that end in country codes like .ca for Canada, or .us for the United States. These domain names are perfect for businesses and organizations which are focused on specific categories of people based on their location.

Of course, there is .org for organizations and .biz for businesses. In addition, .net is typically used by networks and .info by organizations which provide a different kind of helpful information. Keep in mind that .gov is used by government agencies which mean that you need special permission to register a website like this.