Like i have often stated on most of my blog posts, domain names can best be described as your home address. Its more like your address on the internet. Everyone knows the most popular domain extension to be .com and the com stands for commercial, which means domain names with the extension .com are commercial websites or domains but most webmasters overlook this and just go with the crowd.
Usually, an organizational website is not supposed to use .com domain extension rather they are supposed to use the .org domain which clearly means organization but this is often overlooked as .com is believed to be the most widely used and easy to remember, well it actually is.
Are you aware that most domain name extensions are country targeted? What this entails is that, some domain names are actually targeted at some countries hence you should be able to tell which domain is owned by a particular country. I quite understand that domain name extensions do not really play an important role in the kind of visitors received as most internet users do not look at that rather they focus on the content and what they stand to benefit from the site but wouldn’t it be nice for you to know these domains and their countries?
What Are Domain Name Extensions?
Domain Name Extension refers to the suffix added at the end of a domain name which makes the website accessible. Examples of some domain names are .com, co.cc , co.uk , co.nr e.t.c
List Of Domain Name Extensions And Their Countries
.cat :- .cat Is A Domain Name Suffix Used In Catalan.
.ca :- .ca is a top level domain name used by Canadian websites.
.co.uk :- .co.uk is a second level domain suffix for commercial websites in united kingdom(UK).
.co :- .co is a popular domain name suffix used in colombia.
.cc :- .cc is a top level domain name suffix used in Cocos Island Keelings
.ac.uk :- .ac.uk is a top level domain name suffix used by uk academic institutions.
.aero :- .aero is a domain name suffix used by websites in the air transport industry.
.ae :- .ae is a domain name suffix used by websites in the united arab emirates.
.asia :- .asia is a top level domain name suffix used by websites in Asia.
.biz :- .biz is a domain name suffix used by buisness websites in united states of america.
.br :- .br is a domain name suffix used by websites in Brazil.
.gov.ng :- .gov.ng is a domain name suffix used to represent websites owned by the government of Nigeria.
.org :- .org is a domain name suffix used for non profitable organizations.
.coop :- .coop is a domain name suffix used by business organization companies.
.tk :- .tv is a domain name suffix used to represent television websites.
.de :- .de is a top level domain suffix used by websites in Germany.
.es :- .es is a domain name used by websites in Spain.
.fr :- .fr is a domain name suffix used by websites in France.
.ge :- .ge is a domain name suffix used by websites in Georgia.
.gh :- .gh is a domain name suffix used by websites in Ghana.
.gov :- .gov is a top level domain name suffix used by websites owned by the government of united states of America.
.mobi :- .mobi is a domain name suffix created for websites compactible with mobile devices.
.id :- .id is a domain name suffix used by websites in Indonesia.
There are other domain extensions like .me which basically talks about you. This kind of domain name extensions are good for a biography website about someone example could be SamuelAdeniyi.me which is going to be centered on my biography and all about me or trueinternetworld.me which is going to be centered on trueinternetworld’s biography. More so, there is also .tv which is more like a television website. The reason i did not add these above is because they are not country targeted domain name extensions.