There is a dizzying array of domain name extensions (and more will be added this year and every year for the foreseeable future). When you are purchasing your domain names domain check, it’s hard to know which ones to buy – all of them? Just .com? This article shares some ideas for you to consider when you are investing in the domain names related to your business.
While the .com extension is certainly the most well recognized and the one that is the “best” to have for most businesses, it’s not the only one. However, always try to get that one when it is available – whether for your business name, your individual name, a product name, or other intellectual property you want to have represented by a domain name.
The next most popular extension for businesses (and the one that was supposed to take the load off the .com extension) is .biz. If you own ONLY this extension (or any of the others besides .com) you have to take special care to ensure that others KNOW your website ends with .biz because by default, essentially everyone assumes when you tell them your website that .com is the extension.