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Dot Com Domain Names
Are you looking for the right, available .com domain name, but turning up empty-handed and getting nowhere? We fully understand the pain of finding the best .com domain name. We are here to help. Start a search and check the alternatives we offer if your preferred domain name is not available.
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Choosing the right domain can help your online presence exponentially. As internet users, we have all heard of dot com domains – yes it is a very sought after top-level domain (TLD).
Some of the most visited sites are dot coms; many of the sites that pop into your head are likely dot coms. As such, when you are looking to start your domain, you have likely thought about purchasing a dot com domain.
The “dot com mania” was synonymous with the boom of the internet. Years later, the dot com continues to be synonymous with the internet in general and websites in particular. When we think of a website, we think of a dot com. At Ballistic Domains, we are here to help you understand the benefits of owning your dot com domain, as well as the expense.
- Plus ICANN fee of $0.18 per domain per year. Sale pricing for new domain registrations only, not for renewals or transfers.
- The final price may differ because of additional sales, fees, and promotions.
- Products will automatically renew until cancelled. You may turn off the auto-renewal feature by visiting your account.
- Change of registration may require a fee for certain domains.
Dot Com Domain Benefits
When you are looking to get a website, you want your domain name to reflect your business. You want your customers to be able to recall it easily and, if possible, you want to give yourself the edge by having a keyword or multiples of keywords in your domain name. These are just a few reasons choosing a domain name that fits your business, and fits your business well is so imperative.
There are billions of websites today, and the number is growing exponentially every day. Every website needs a name, and with every new website, another name gets taken, making it harder to find the domain name you would prefer to have for your website.
When acquiring a domain name, you want to make sure that:
- It is relevant to your business
- It is easy to recall for your target customers
- It identifies you with your industry
- It seems credible and respectable
If possible, it should suggest that you are one the leading players in the market
While the dot com is the most popular domain extension, there are actually over 100 different name extensions or TLDs that you can choose from. The .net, .biz, .org, and country extensions are just some of them. Why then should you consider a dot com domain extension before opting for any of the others?
Why is dot com the most preferred domain extension?
Credibility: Dot com has the highest recall of all domain extensions. Almost anyone familiar with the web relates to a “dot com.” A site with a less familiar domain extension may not have the same credibility as the same name with a dot com extension.
Default Extension: Even if you type in “website” into the browser address bar instead of “website.com,” many browsers today check for the dot com extension by default. As such, instead of returning an error message, your visitors will still reach your website if your website has a dot com extension.
What was that domain? If your customers know your business name but either do not know or have forgotten your domain name, they are most likely to try out “yourbusiness.com” to find your business. Many of them may not think of trying a .org, .net, .biz, or other domain extensions.
Resale value: You may not be buying a domain name to sell it. However, if you were ever to consider selling your domain name in the future, a dot com extension is most likely to fetch you the best price.
It does not mean that you should only have a dot com and other domain extensions are undesirable or useless. That’s certainly not the case. When you look for your preferred domain name, you should always try to see if a dot com is available. Next, you may want to try the domain name with hyphens or different variations of the name.
However, if a dot com is not available for any of your preferred names, you may want to seriously consider one of the other domain extensions. If your business is local or geographically targeting a certain country, you may want to consider a country-specific domain extension. As stated earlier, it is more important than your domain name reflects your business, is easy to remember and spell than to have a dot com domain extension. It is best if you can get the perfect name and the dot com extension.
Why are Premium Domain Names so Expensive?
Premium domain names are so costly because your domain name defines who your company is; it gives you a visible window to reach out to millions upon millions of potential businesses, clients, and customers. Your domain name is your identity. Premium domain names sell for higher than they are bought only if it’s the right domain name, in the right market. So, if you’re thinking of reselling, make sure you know what is the hottest of the hottest to make the sell that you desire. Your best bet is to buy a premium domain name that has sold in the past for higher than what they originally cost.
Many times, it is not the domain cost but catchiness that makes the difference. As long as you have a catchy name that represents your website accurately, it can generate traffic to your site. You can pick pay a premium for a premium domain or buy a regular domain name (either dot com or some other TLD) at a nominal cost and do just as well. As long as your website is fast, well developed, and your SEO is better than that of your competitors, there is no reason you can’t get the traffic you deserve.
Having an online business is a mixture of the domain name as well as the content and search engine optimization (SEO) of the website. The right mixture will be a sure-fire way to get seen on the web if you are not into reselling domain names. This will be a little lighter on the pocket as well.
More About Ballistic Domains
No matter if you are looking to register a domain, you are choosing a domain, purchase a domain, searching for web hosting, or if you are looking for currently registered domains, we are here to help. From small businesses to large corporations, we have a team of experts ready to launch your domain and your business to the next level.
Why Choose Ballistic Domains?
When someone finds you your website in a search engine, and they click on the link to come to your site, you want to ensure you have a name they will remember. No matter your business or website goals, we are here to help you from start to finish. Our domain name lookup system and the domain registration processes are simple to use. From domain privacy, a top-notch website builder, web hosting, domain name packages, and more, we are here to help you with the creation and maintenance of your site from start to finish.
More About Ballistic Domains
At Ballistic Domains, we take pride in our out of this world’s top-level domains! No matter if you are starting your site, looking into forwarding your domain, or if you are interested in changing your domain extension to a .com, we are here to help. No matter if you are curious about a domain name dispute, want to register a domain, web hosting services, or more, we offer the tools to get you going. Let us get your .com domain launched today!
24/7 Mission Control Support
If you are unsure of how to set up your .com domain, we can help. At Ballistic Domains, we provide 24/7 access to mission control and security experts to help with all of your account needs!
As a domain owner having the backing of an out of this world hosting and a company that provides an easy way to renew your domain is vital. Unlike many other earthly registrars and other domain name options, we offer a money-back guarantee if you are unhappy with your account, the data you have received, or our services.