Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Choosing domain name - Domain Extension

In addition to alternate names, Go Daddy suggests a variety of extensions. The most common extensions are .com, .net, and .org, but these certainly aren’t the only options available. Traditionally, .com is used for commercial ventures, .net signifies internet-related businesses, and .org identifies non-profit organizations.

Those are not hard-and-fast rules, so there has been some overlap in extension definitions. Some additional extensions include country-specific extensions, like .us for the United States, and .it for Italy.

When registering a domain, you are not limited to a single extension. In fact, many people choose to register a name with multiple extensions, in an effort to ensure brand continuity across a variety of delivery methods. You might purchase the .com extension for your primary website, and then the .mobi extension for the mobile version of your site.

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