Posted on August 9, 2021
Is .com or co.uk better for your website? Or with so many new domain extensions should you try something different?
As a reminder to launch a website you only really need a few basic things to get started;
We will not go in to detail of hosting in this blog, but if you are just starting out bemoreonline guides you through the process of choosing the right hosting package by answering some simple questions and making a recommendation of what hosting would be best for you.
Next is registering a domain. Your domain (eg bbc) and domain extension (eg .co.uk or .com) are the main way in which search engines (like google) or potential visitors will find your website and content. Your domain name is what a customer would type in to the address bar on their browser or is listed in a search engine result eg www.bemoreonline.co.uk is our domain name.
Now it gets interesting, you will need to do some research and get your thinking caps on. Millions of domains have already been registered, so finding exactly the right domain and ensuring it is available can be tricky. Using our search and recommendation tool https://www.bemoreonline.co.uk/domain-search/ is a great place to start and this will tell you if your searched for term is available as a domain, and which domain extensions are available to you (a domain extension is the bit after the “dot” ie .co.uk or .com as examples.
Once you know what is available, what then? Should you choose .com, .co.uk or something else?
Ultimately it is your choice, however here are some points to consider;
Of course the decision is yours and there is no right or wrong answer. And there are many brands out there successfully using all different types of extensions. However, we suggest doing your research and try to buy all variations of your domain that you think might be useful. Domains are typically quite low cost and taking this approach keeps your options open and stops competitors registering your domain, but with a different extension.
If you need any help or advice, please contact us email@example.com (not .pizza!!)