When purchasing a domain, there are certain criteria to consider. Domain names are peculiar to each sites although a site can use more than one domain name, there are some certain things to consider when purchasing a domain:
1. Your blog niche
Domain name should be purchased related to your blog niche. For example livescores.com tells the users that the website is about Sports.
2. Easy to remember
A good domain should be one that is not complex and can be easily remembered by its users.
3. The domain extension
When purchasing a domain, buy a domain so as the domain extension is related to your website
4. Avoid use of special characters
Try as much as possible like to avoid use of special characters like hyphens, dash. Even though the domain name you want to purchase is already purchased, you can still coin out new names instead of adding special characters to the domain name.
In this article, our main focus is to throw more light on domain extension and the appropriate domain extension to use on your website.
Domains Extensions And Their Meaning
For example: www.prolifekits.com
www is the Third-level domain
prolifekits is the Second-level domain
.com is the Domain Extension.
Domain extension is basically divided into two: Country Code Domain Extensions and Generic Domain Extensions
Country Code Domain Extensions are domain extension based on country territories like .co.uk ( for US), .com.ng (for Nigerians) etc.
Below are common country Code Domain Extensions and their related countries
.us (United States)
.uk (United Kingdom)
.za (South Africa)
Generic Domain Extensions are other domain extension managed by organization or by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Below are common Generic Domain Extensions and their meaning
.aero – Used by aviation industry.
.asia – Used in Asia.
.biz – Websites based for businesses.
.cat – Used for Catalan-language websites.
.com – They are the most used domain extension. Websites based by
.coop – Used by cooperatives.
.edu – Used by educational institutions such as schools,institute,
.eu – EU is the Short form for European Union. Used by European Countries
.gov – Used by United States government
entities or other political offices.
.info – Based for “informative”
.int – Used by websites related with international, treaty-based
.in – Used by Indians, almost the same as .co.in.
.jobs – Used by websites related with
.mil – Used by the United States military.
.mobi – Websites optimized for access
on mobile devices.
.museum – Used mainly by museums.
.name – Used by individuals bodies.
.net – Used by websites for network infrastructure use
.ng – Used by websites based for Nigerians
.org – Used by organizations such as Church, NGOs (Non Governmental
.pro – Used by websites for licensed professionals, such as legal,
accounting, and medical professions.
.tel – Used to store and publish contact
These are the basic domain extensions and their meaning so be wise when purchasing domains. Don’t purchase domains with domain extensions .info instead of .com because it’s more cheaper, you should identify what your website talks about and purchase the appropriate domains extension related to your site domain.
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