Now that you have registered your .COM domain name. What’s next? Sit back, and enjoy?! Not yet!!
There are a handful of domain extensions in the market, including .net, .org, .biz, .info, and .mobi. It’s important to register at least a few of them. Here are some reasons why:
Reduce the chance of competition
Quite often, people only remember the name of a company, but not its website. So, when they want to visit that particular business’ website, they may forget the domain extension. Therefore, it’s important to register multiple domain extensions for your primary domain name in order to secure your online identity, and prevent competitors from purchasing the other extensions of your domain.
Target different audiences
When you register a country code top-level domain name, such as .US, .CA, or .CO.UK, you can design your website content in such a way that it specifically targets different groups of people based on their location.
Domain Forwarding – A Great Easy Way to Manage a Website with Multiple Domain Extensions
Having multiple domain extensions for your website is definitely an advantage, and it doesn’t take much added effort either. Instead of creating a different website for each of your domain extensions, you can simply forward each of your domain extensions to your primary domain extension by Domain Forwarding. Domain forwarding allows you to direct a domain name to another website and it is included free with all Doteasy web hosting accounts. So, for example, if a user visits www.yourbusiness.ca, and you have enabled domain forwarding for your .CA domain to your .COM domain, they will be redirected to www.yourbusiness.com. In cPanel, there is a function called “Redirects” under “Domains” and you can simply forward your domain to another web page or site. Watch this video as it features Doteasy Graham explaining to you in details about the benefits for domain forwarding as well as the steps to execute the domain forwarding. If you have problems in setting the domain forwarding in your cPanel, submit a support ticket by visiting our Contact us Page.
More Domain Extensions Coming Soon
Speaking of domain extensions, many new Generic top-level domain extensions (gTLD) will become available in the market very soon and we are considering including some of these new gTLD in our domain extension list. Please let us know if you are interested in any particular gTLD so that we can better suite your needs. Cheers!