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What is the .com domain?
Domain names using .com are amongst the best regarded in the world. Sought after in almost every country, these domain names are the ones to go for if your business operates multinationally, or if you have aspirations of expanding globally in the months and years to come. Read on to learn more about .com domain names, what they’re used for and how they work.
‘.com’ is the most popular top level domain in the world. It is derived from the world ‘commercial’, as it originally signified that a website was run by a commercial organisation such as a shop or business. However, the ‘.com’ top level domain can now be used by anyone, whether their website is commercial or not. The vast majority of international sites, as well as many local ones, use this top level domain as it is common, easy to remember, and tends to do well in search engine results.
Why choose a .com domain?
There are many reasons why a business might choose to purchase a .com domain name. Immediately recognisable all over the world, these domain names give companies an authentic and reliable look which can make a real difference to online sales. They’re also useful for companies that operate in a number of countries, and prefer not to run separate websites for their different audiences. Available to individuals, commercial companies, educational institutions, charities and nonprofits, .com domain names are always in high demand.
Who can register a .com domain?
As .com domain names are designed to be used by businesses no matter where they’re based, they can be registered by any company. They’re also available to individuals, so you don’t have to be running a leading brand to get your hands on a .com domain name. With no restrictions on who can purchase a .com domain name, and where businesses with a .com domain name need to be based, these are amongst the most accessible domain names on the web.
Who should use the .com TLD?
The ‘.com’ top level domain is generic and will suit a wide range of websites, whether it is informational, commercial, or anything else. If you intend your website to be used by people across the globe – for example, if you aren’t a small business that only caters to your local area – ‘.com’ will be particularly appropriate. Using the ‘.com’ top level domain can help your site come across as professional, accessible and recognisable, and it will certainly be one of the easiest ones for users to remember. As so many of the internet’s most popular sites use this top level domain, you’re more likely to attract an international audience. However, if you’re a small business or your website is specific to your local area, consider using a different top level domain such as ‘.co.uk’ or ‘.biz’. These will more accurately show users what your site is for. For all our TLDs, please visit our overview of all domains!
How to buy a .com domain
It’s easy to buy a .com domain name at hosting.co.uk. In just a few clicks you can search for available domain names, choose a name you like and register it. With prices starting at just £5.99, and a whole host of great .com domain names available, there’s never been a better time to register your new .com domain name. Search available domain names online now and before long you’ll be the proud owner of a brand new domain name. If you have any questions about the registration process or you’d like more information about how it works, don’t hesitate to contact our team.