Understanding Domain Extensions For E-Commerce Websites

A frequently asked question I often receive mainly from people who start having a hand in internet business for the first time is Should I have a.com domain extension no matter what for my e-commerce website? What is the order of registering a domain name, should I begin figuring out the name I wanted or the Top Level Domain (TLD) I desired? Some people tell you that TLD is so important you ought to be prepared for modification of your domain name properly in order to get a.com TLD. While, there are also some professional businessmen who advising you that you should never overlook your business brand. You are rather confusing now, go through this article might help you make the right decision to some extent.

Commercial domains, domains with the .com as their domain extension, are by far the most widely used extension used in the World Wide Web. Almost every business owner is attempting to obtain a.com website before resorting to other alternatives because it is a highly recognized symbol for having a business presence on the internet. When visitors see a.com extension website they usually recognize it as a professional web presence. Therefore, it is make sense that many of the top websites are the ones with.com extensions.

However you should keep in mind that the world of domain name operates on a "first come, first serve" basis and the ideal domain name for you may of high likely has already registered by others. If that is the case, I will tell you that a.com domain is not the only perfect option when selecting a domain name for your e-commerce website. There are also other domain extensions that you can use for your e-commerce website. For instance the following two domain extensions could also become value invest.


The.Net domain extension is used to represent the word "network" and since all online website are related to network,.net also enjoys a large number of popularity. It is more often seen among internet service providers, web-hosting companies, software companies as well as other businesses that are directly involved in the infrastructure of the Internet.


The.Biz domain name is a phonetic spelling of the first syllable of business. And it is intended for registration of domains to be used by businesses. The.biz domain extension provides an alternative for businesses whose preferred domain name in.com had already been taken by another party.


The.org domains extension was created in 1984 as one of the internet's original top level domains. Since then it have stayed consistent in their popularity levels and has been still commonly used around the world to represent organizations. The.org domain can be used to represent both the regular organizations and the non-profit organizations. When used to represent profitable organizations these domains often perform at a lower standard than.com and.net domains, however they can still be used to open online stores that represent certain organizations.

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