gTLD VS ccTLD – Which to Choose for Business

gTLD VS ccTLD - Which to Choose for Business 1

Looking domain for local or foreign business? But there are so many domain names out there to choose one from. Especially if you want to register specific country domain extension such as .my for Malaysia, .sg for Singapore, or you might prefer a neutral domain extension like .com, .net, .org and so on.

Domain extension are separated into two groups – gTLDs (Generic Top-Level Domains) and ccTLDs (Country-Code Top-Level Domains). Many people still don’t know the difference between gTLDs and ccTLDs, yet they continue to choose and purchase any domain without any knowledge.

gTLDs (Generic Top-Level Domains)

A gTLDs is known as Generic Top-Level Domains. These are top level domains that are NOT affiliated with any country and can be registered by anyone for a fee. For examples, gTLDs extension will appear in the form like .com, .org, .net, .biz, .info and so on.

Please be aware that gTLDs (Generic Top-Level Domains) do not consist a country designation behind their extensions. In other words, these domain extensions are designated not to target specifically to any countries or locations.

ccTLDs (Country-Code Top-Level Domains)

ccTLDs (Country-Code Top-Level Domains), is a different domain extensions compare with gTLDs (Generic Top-Level Domains). ccTLDs (Country-Code Top-Level Domains) consist the two-character names that affiliated with various countries around the world. Not like gTLDs, end-users cannot simply purchase for ccTLDs (Country-Code Top-Level Domains). They are closed or restricted and requiring proof of residency in the country in question. The extensions of ccTLDs (Country-Code Top-Level Domains) is dedicated to specific country, it will appear in the form like .my for Malaysia, .sg for Singapore, .uk for United Kingdom and so on.

In WebNIC, we offer variety domain extensions options for both gTLDs and ccTLDs which is accredited by ICANN. If you haven’t read through what is ICANN and how important it is for a domain industry. You may read more information in here.