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Domain Extensions, are they Important?

Updated: Jul 21, 2023


Domain Extensions are not as important as you may think. They do not have an effect on your search rankings, but they can matter in perception from a prospective client or customer.

A domain extension is the last part of a website's domain name, such as .com, .org, .net, .edu, etc.

The most popular and commonly used domain extension is .com, and having a .com domain can provide some advantages in terms of perception, such as:
  1. Credibility: .com domains are perceived as more credible and trustworthy by users and search engines.

  2. Brand recognition: .com domains are easy to remember and are often associated with reputable and established brands.

  3. Global reach: .com domains have a global reach, which means they can be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world.

If you have a website with a different domain extension, such as .org, .net, or .edu, it does not mean that you won’t be perceived as credible. The key to this is to create a domain name that is easy to remember with keywords on what your business does. What matters most is the quality and relevance of your website's content, and user experience.

While having a .com domain can provide some advantages in terms of perception, it is not a critical factor, and you can still have a successful website with a different domain extension as long as you focus on providing high-quality content and a positive user experience.


If you have any question give us a call or shoot us an email and 3rd Coast Marketing will gladly help!


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Authored By; Angie Cooper

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