Explanation of Domain Name Extensions
Domain name extensions are the designation after the period in domain names. For example, yahoo.com’s domain name extension is “.com”. There are numerous domain name extensions available for registration, ranging from two on up to seven letters. Each domain extension has a specific meaning, from Commercial sites too Museums, which use to be enforced by their respective registries but that has since been relaxed. The most common and sought after domain name extension is still the .Com and will probably be so for many years to come. The .COM extension outnumbers all other domain names combined, according Domain Tools Internet Statistics. Currently there are well over 50 different types of domain extensions which are mostly compromised of Country Domain Names.
ICANN recently voted for unrestricted domain name extensions so that quite literally any TLD (Top Level Domain) could exist. What this means is that if your name was John Doe, you no longer have to register JohnDoe.com it could simply be John.Doe where “Doe” becomes the domain name extension. However, it should be noted that if you choose to use your last name you must approve that it has a “business plan or technical capacity”.
Domain Name Extension Confusion
Every domain name can have its own sub domain name. A sub domain is the characters or numbers that come before the domain name itself. For example, the word “shop” in shop.domain.com is a sub domain. What is nice a feature of sub domains is that fact that if you own the domain itself then you own all sub domains (meaning that you can have a.domain.com, b.domain.com, c.domain.com, etc.). A common confusion when the Internet was that the sub domain “www” was the internet. This misconception has lead many early Internet users to believe that all domain names required these characters in order to be part of the Internet.
Where can you register Country Domain Names?
We recommend using Host Otter as a Country Domain Name Registrar. We have been using them for quite sometime and they have phenomenal support and pretty reasonable prices. However, they are not your only option when looking for a place to register Country Domains. There are numerous domain registrars out there that you can register country domain name extensions from; all you have to do is keep Googling.