The Would seems awash with domains… The launch of 100’s of new gTLD domain (Generic Top Level Domain) has meant lots and lots of choice, but of course with choice sometimes comes confusion. So how do you know which domain you should register? There are many many answers to that question and still nervousness about which answers to trust. Still the demand for the top 5 gTLD like .com and .org is strong and look as if it will continue with millions of veriations still available. In addition ccTLD’s (Country Code Top Level Domain) domains also still have a long way to go before they will be exhausted.
Country Code verses New Generic
If you’re business is country specific then it makes sense to go with the country specific domains .se-Spain, .de-Germany, .uk-United Kingdom and this will give your visitors reassurance that you are local. International and then a different story .com and .eu may be the way to go.
However, what if you are a watch retailer? .watch seems the answer, or is it? No one knows how Google will treat these domains yet and there is not enough statistical data available to start drawing any conclusions.
Here’s some more examples of whats available:-
A.academy .agency .actor .associates .asia
B.bargains .berlin .bike .blue .boutique .build .builders .buzz .band .brussels .biz
C.com .cab .camera .camp .careers .center .cheap .clothing .club .codes .coffee .company .computer .condos .construction .contractors .cool .cruises .capital .cards .catering .cleaning .clinic .community .consulting .cooking .country .casa .coach .cricket
D.dance .dating .democrat .diamonds .directory .domains .dental .degree .delivery
E .education .email .enterprise .enterprises .equipment .estate .expert .exposed .engineering .exchange .energy
F.farm .flights .florist .foundation .futbol .fish .fishing .forsale
G.gallery .gift .glass .graphics .guitars .guru .gripe .gives
H.holdings .holiday .house .horse .host .how
I .immobilien .institute .industries
K .kaufen .kitchen .kiwi
L.land .lighting .limo .link .luxury .lease .london .legal
M .maison .management .marketing .menu .moda .media .me .me.uk .mn .mobi .my .memorial .mone
N .ninja .name
P.partners .photo .photography .photos .pics .pink .plumbing .productions .properties .pub .parts .pictures .press .party.pro
R.recipes .red .rentals .repair .reviews .rocks .reisen .report .rodeo .rip .ryukyu
S.sexy .shiksha .shoes .singles .social .solar .solutions .support .systems .supplies .supply .science .space
T.tattoo .technology .tienda .tips .today .training .travel .tools .town .toys
U .uno .university
V.vacations .ventures .viajes .villas .voyage .vision .vodka .vlaanderen
W.watch .wiki .works .website .whoswho .work .world
It will be interesting to see how these domains perform, initial figures show that registrations of new gTLD’s have been significantly below expectations while other well know domains have continued to see even stronger growth. This tells a story… people are confused and so are going with the safe option. Time will tell!