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How To Choose The Right Domain Name Extension

October 27, 2021 in Latest News, Shinjiru Tip Sharing by Gabriella Gadung

Choosing the right domain name extension is vital when purchasing a domain name for your website. There are many benefits to using a domain name extension, but not everyone knows what they are or how that will affect your website. Some only discover the variety of domain name extensions when they are on a domain name registration page. 

Therefore, it is best to do some research before purchasing a domain name and keep in mind the industry you’re in when selecting your domain name extension.

What is a domain name extension?

A domain name extension or top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of a domain name that tells what type of website it relates to. The most common ones are .com and .org. If you are looking for one for your business, be sure to get creative!

Types of domain name extension

Domain name extension is divided into 2 categories: generic top-level domains (gTLD) and country-code top-level domains (ccTLD). Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) have worldwide recognition and they appeal to all types of customers. For example .com, .net and .biz. Whereas country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) are perfect for connecting with customers in specific locations, for example, .my for Malaysia, .fr for France and more.

Top 11 domain name extensions in Malaysia and what they are compatible with

It’s important to emphasise that the extension depends on the content of your site. There are many domain registrars that offer different types of extensions. Here are the most popular domain name extensions in Malaysia that could be perfect for you.

.com stands for “commercial,” and it is the most popular domain name on the planet. This domain extension ranks higher on search engine results pages compared to other domain extensions.

.my is suitable for all Malaysian individuals and entities. If you are based in Malaysia, then this domain extension will be perfect for you. 

.com.my is most suitable for commercial organisations or activities in Malaysia.

.net domain extension stands for “network.” It is primarily used by internet service providers (ISPs), IT companies and more. 

.net.my is suitable for network-related organisations or activities based in Malaysia.

.org stands for “organisation” and is usually used for charity organisations or non-profit organisations.

.co domain extension is a new extension used by startups. It is the next best domain name to .com.

.biz stands for “business,” and it tells the world that your site is a business website. It can also be used for informational websites on the internet.

.asia domain extension is the official designated regional domain for Asia. It gives you regional recognition and will help increase your exposure in the Asian region.

.xyz connects to the X, Y and Z generations. It is one of the most popular low-cost domains in the world, with over 1.5 million .xyz domains registered worldwide.

.cc domain extension is the easiest to remember because it is short and consists of the 2 same letters.

Where To Buy Your Domain Name in Malaysia?

Shinjiru is one of Malaysia’s largest domain name registrars, providing the most competitive price with our Best Price Policy. Wait no more and grab your unique domain name now! We offer a wide range of domain extensions that you can choose from for your business in Malaysia or anywhere globally. 

Click here to check the availability of your desired domain name, or register your domain name now!

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