Web HostingHow to pick the right TLD?

A TLD(Top Level Domain) is a part of the domain that’s placed to the right of the dot. Choosing the right TLD can be stressful especially if the .com extension is not available. Most people change the name of their domain just so that they can use the .com extension. This, however, is not always the best way to choose a TLD because there are many available, and each one has its own intended purposes.It is important to note that once the TLD is selected the decision cannot be reversed, so the right TLD should be chosen wisely.

One of the first things you should consider before selecting your desired TLD is the purpose of your website. For example, if your site is going to be used for commercial purposes like selling products then you can use the extensions .com or .biz. If your site is going to be used to represent an organization or promote a new idea, then you can use the extension .org. If your is meant for informational purposes that will educate people about a particular subject then the extension .info would be the best choice. If your site is going to be a network that employs all these concepts then you could use the extension .net. Picking a TLD that suits the purpose of your website is the best way to start the selection process but remember you can choose any extension you like even if it doesn’t fit the purpose of your site.

Another thing to consider for selecting the right domain extension is whether you want to attract people who are located in a particular geographic location.  If so, then using a country code TLD (ccTLD) will allow you to reach out to your target audience easily. Some of the most common ccTLDs are .us (United States), .co.uk (United Kingdom), and .com.au (Australia). The ccTLD of the United Arab Emirates is .ae.

Finally, before selecting your TLD, it is best to consider the SEO aspects of the TLDs. Some domain name extensions are more likely to have a higher rank in the search engines than others, which is why most people select a .com domain. However, even .arpa or .chad or any other TLD has the potential to rank in the top position in the search engines.