Most popular domain extensions
State of knowledge: 2018 - Source Citation: statista.de
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You found a suitable name for your website? Then, only the right domain extension is missing. In addition to a significant domain name and good URLs, the domain extension, also called top-level-domain or short “TLD, plays an important role for the search engine ranking of your site. Just like the name, the ending should match your performance thematically and – especially for company websites – express a seriousness. The most popular and common extension is .com. In addition, country specific domains such as .de, .nl or .fr are very popular in the respective countries. These are known to users and arouse trust. Because of the increasing number of domains registered, bottlenecks can easily occur with the most popular extensions. If your first choice has already been taken, you have the opportunity of using a different TLD. The dd24 domain search automatically suggests free alternatives to your desired domain ending. Simply enter your domain name in the search field above and choose from more than 1,000 extensions.
The so-called CNOBI domain extensions (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info) are the most frequently used TLDs. Due to their wide distribution, these domain extensions also play an important role when it comes to search engine optimization. CNOBI domain extensions are country independent. The most popular extension is .com. It is also the world's most popular TLD. The extension .net is for communities and networks and .org for non-profit or commercial organizations. .biz stands for business and is ideal for domains with a business background and .info for websites that provide information.
Besides CNOBI domains, country code domains are most common. Nowadays, there is a domain extension for almost every country in the world. However, some country specific domain extensions, also called „ccTLDs“, are subject to special registration restrictions. For some domains it is required that the registrant has his residence in the country. With the dd24 Trustee Service you can easily register such restricted domains. If you are not sure which extension is the right one for your own website, you are probably not wrong with a country code domain of your country. The disadvantage of those domains: most good domain names are already taken. If your desired name has already been assigned, you can either choose a different domain name or another TLD. Or you can check on a so-called domain market place as your desired domain may be for sale, because many domains are registered, but are not in active use.
In 2013 ICANN introduced the new generic TLDs (new gTLDs). Meanwhile, there are hundreds of new extensions on various topics. Some new gTLDs are also subject to certain restrictions, usually in form of belonging to a certain industry. SEO analyses have shown that new domain extensions can have ranking advantages. This is particularly important for TLDs with regional and local reference, such as .london, .berlin, .hamburg or .miami. Such domain extensions are locally rated by Google & Co., what brings a clear advantage to the providers. If you are locally working with your company or if you are specialized in a certain branch, a new generic domain is definitely a worthwhile investment. Thanks to the descriptive domain name, users get information about the content of a site at first glance.
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