A domain name is your website’s address on the internet. Mine is girltechmafia.com. Domain names always have an extension. This is sometimes also called a TLD, which stands for “Top Level Domain“. You can choose from a wide range of domain extensions when buying your domain name. Most domain extensions don’t have any restrictions on usage and lots of new domain extensions have been created in recent years. However, extensions were originally created for different types of websites. They have specific meanings.
You need to choose a domain name extension that fits your business but it is standard practice to use .com if you are a profit making business and stay away from designer ones like .me, .studio, .net.
- ’.com’ stands for commercial and is the one you should use in most instances when establishing an online business website.
- ’.gov’ is for U.S. government entities.
- ’.uk’ is for domains from the United Kingdom.
- ’.org’ is for domains that are non-profit organizations.