Which TLD is the Best in 2022? .Com vs. Other Top Contenders

There are a lot of different domain name extensions out there on the internet in 2022. But which one is currently the “best”? In this blog post, we will take a look at .com domains and how they compare to other top contenders. From old-timers like .net and .org to popular newcomers like .gg and .io.

.Com domains have been around for a long time, and many businesses still believe that they are the best option out there. However, new domain extensions are starting to gain traction. So which one is the best in 2022? Let’s find out!

.Com domains are still the most popular domain extension, and there are many reasons for this. .Com domains are easy to remember, and they are associated with professional businesses. Most companies of a certain size will opt to at least own the .com extension even if they operate on a different TLD. .Com domains are also very affordable, which is another reason why they are so popular.

.Com domains used to have direct search engine optimization (SEO) value, but Google has said numerous times over recent years that .com domains are not given advantages over other TLDs, as long as your site is not spammy or unsafe.

Given the price of premium .com domains, smaller companies and websites shouldn’t worry too much anymore about securing a one-word .com as this can often set you back six or even seven figures.

So exactly what options do startups and website owners have when choosing an alternative to .com in 2022? Let’s take a look at the most popular competition.

.Net and .Org domains were once the most popular domain extensions, but they have since been eclipsed by .com. However, they are still widely used by many businesses and organizations. .Net domains are typically used by technology companies, while .Org domains are most often used by non-profit organizations.

Over the last decade, .net has started losing popularity amongst tech companies to .io and other smaller TLDs. Gaming companies and websites have also started adopting .gg over recent years.

.Io is a newer domain extension that has become popular in recent years. .Io domains are typically used by tech startups and websites that want to give off a more modern and innovative image. .Io domains are also very affordable, which makes them a popular choice for small businesses and startups.

.io continues to be a popular option for tech companies.

Officially .io is the domain extension for British Indian Ocean Territory, but in the tech world, IO is used as an abbreviation for input/output.

.Gg is a domain extension that is most often used by gaming companies and websites. .Gg domains are seen as being more fun and friendly than .com domains, which makes them a popular choice for gaming companies.

.Gg is the ccTLD for Bailiwick of Guernsey, but the term GG is often used in the online gaming world, meaning “Good game”.

.Gg domains are also very affordable, which is another reason why they are so popular. Personally, I opted to use .gg for a gaming website I started last year because most other TLDs were taken.

.Gg domains have become popular in gaming and Esports circles.

.Co is another extension that gained popularity as the supply of .com domains became harder to come by in the 2000s. It’s also a domain extension that is most often used by startups and small businesses.

.Co was once pitched as a shorter version of .com but has lost much of its popularity to .io. They are still a popular and very viable choice for startups. .Co domains are also very affordable.

So .com domains are still the best option in 2022? It depends. If you are a large company, then .com is probably still the best choice for you. But if you are a startup or small business, then there are many other great options out there that may be a better fit for you. In the end, it all comes down to what domain extension best represents your business and brand.

Personally, I tend to keep an eye out for cheap available .com to build businesses around, but I am also open to other TLDs, and I have upcoming unannounced projects that will be hosted on .gg, .io, and .com.

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