Knowledgebase: Domains
What is a TLD and which one should I choose?
Posted by Vipin Nehra on 04 April 2016 09:31 PM

Each domain name is made up of a series of character strings (called "labels") separated by dots. The right-most label in a domain name is referred to as its "top-level domain" (TLD). For ex: .com is a tld in www.ukhost4u.com

There are different types of TLDs:

  • Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) – For example .com, .edu, .gov, .int, .net, .org
  • Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) – For example .uk for the United Kingdom, .in for India, .ca for Canada, .eu for Europe.

You can choose the TLD that suits your requirements. For example : if you have international target audience then you can opt for .com (it is the most used one), if you have Europe as target audience then you can choose .eu, and other Europe specific tlds.

It is a good idea to book all the important TLD related to your domain, so that you can protect your brand name from other fake users/competitors.