Best Domain Extension?

What’s the best domain extension? In your opinion? Please provide details.

.com
.net
.org

Or others
?

you should use the one most appropriate for your website

I heard .net and .com are bad for links do you know about this? That .org’s are better and that is why I am asking to see which is best for all to use.

if you are a company you should use .com

if you are some kind of organisation then you should use .org

for general purpose like personal websites you should use something like .net

I heard .net and .com are bad for links do you know about this?

In what way are they bad for links?

I heard they were not as ranking for website domains. For links to gain just something I heard.

I don’t believe that is correct.

If they are ranking low it’s most probably because of their content and not their domain.

Of course that is recommended to take .COM domain name. This domain name extension is used by default. But for the most names and various cases this domain name is not availible (taken). Next you can use .NET domain names. Good domain name extension.
So you need to follow:

  1. Check COM - if availible go with COM is not ->
  2. Check NET domain name extension.
    Good luck

Are you saying that google or any other search engine will rank say myCompany.com differently to myCompany.net or myCompany.org even if the html in each is exactly the same?

Nope. Google or any other SE will never rank you high because of your domain name only. So I suggested domain name extension in order of popularity…

For a given html page I don’t think any search engine will rank the page any differently as a result of the 3 extensions in my examples.

I say see first if .com is available, then try .net. But in general .com is the best of them all, at least this is what most of people say.

“best” in what way?

could it be just an urban myth that one extension is “better” in any way than another?

Maybe but one thing it’s a fact, when someone visits a website directly, in most cases it will try .com first, not .net or other extension…
For this reason alone .com is better then others.

I’m not sure what you mean by visit a site directly :confused:

Don’t you have to enter a url which includes the extension in your browser’s navigation bar?

What is the “it” in

…in most cases it will try .com first, not .net or other extension…

I think .net is pretty sweet. There are so many keyword/keyphrase-rich .net domains, and it still is a top level domain, and it’s on sale @ ewebdomains (dot) com for like $6.49/yr :slight_smile:

You have got all wrong informations about .com domains. Many people know .com only well and it is very good extension. You can buy your .com domains at {snip} very easily. Check for the domain name you require. If it is not available change the name of the domain a little bit and search it again for .com domain itself.

What information about .com do you have, maybe you can share?
The best domain is that that targets your audience mostly. If you are targeted on a country better to use ccTLD, if you are company than .com and so on, that is how it was made and how should be

yep. it’s content that determines ranking, not the domain name.

the same content will be ranked the same whether it belongs to a .net or .com or any other domain name.

I agree, .com is very effective for a domain name. But to my understanding, it’s not “the best” for every website. Some websites call for different extensions.

Like says

if you are a company you should use .com

if you are some kind of organisation then you should use .org

for general purpose like personal websites you should use something like .net

And that’s exactly right. It’s as simple as that. My suggestion would be to look over what available extensions there are, and what each of them mean. It really depends on what kind of website you’re making. :slight_smile:

Good luck,
Tig

(p.s. what do we call them anyway, “extensions”?)