Domain names are important. People need somewhere to go online to visit your website, of course, and they are a major component of your brand. Whether you’re a hobby blogger, a small business owner, or part of a huge corporation, your domain name is representative of you. And while even the best domain name extensions (.com for example) aren’t as important as the primary domain (the elegantthemes in elegantthemes.com), don’t disregard them, either.
When deciding which domain extension is best, you have a lot of options. But .com is still the best domain extension you’ll find:
- It’s the most familiar domain extension and what most users expect.
- People have an easier time remembering .com than any other extension.
- It carries more authority, which improves your chances of getting backlinks.
Also, if you don’t have a .com, users are probably still typing it into their address bar by default. And if you don’t own the .com URL, they will very likely land on a competitor’s site.
That said, you have a lot of domain extension choices beyond .com, whether you’re going to purchase a few domains or just one that’s a little different from the norm. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about the best domain name extensions for SEO.