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What are TLDs and how they work
Domain Extensions, also known as TLDs are the end part to domain names. For instance, the com in yourdomain.com is referred to as an extension. Long ago there weren’t many choices other than the most popular ones like .com, .net and .org. and thus almost all the short and good domain names you can think up off are not available anymore. Today with the availability of hundreds of new domain extensions at Doodle, you too can get short and catchy domain names. Having an extension that sits perfectly with your domain name is so much easier to remember. So you want to host a live television channel on your site? Go with the awesome .tv extension. Have the chance to shout out your location with .MY for Malaysia, .CA for Canada, .IN for India, .BD for Bangladesh and the list goes on and on. Don’t miss this chance to tell your local customers that you’re here and ready for business Millions of people are waiting for a chance to get their hands on the most wanted domain extensions. Are you one of them? Then you ought to know how the domain life cycle works. Get a better understanding of a domain's longevity.
Discover and secure your domain name before someone else does. Let’s say the domain name you want is currently not available. Did you know you can pre-order it?
You can register a domain for up to 10 years, popular websites do this to save even more on renewals. When a domain expires, the owner is notified for renewal. If a certain domain is valuable to you, opt for auto-renewals.
When a domain expires the owner is given extra time to renew it. Failure to do so in due time will result in that domain now being available for registration by anyone looking to own it.
+What does TLD stand for?
Top-Level Domain Extension also referred to as just domain extension. It’s basically the part that comes after the dot (doodlei.net). There are 2 types of TLDs. The first type represents a certain location like .UK, .IN, .MY and so on. The second type is vast and includes general terms like .biz, .net, .tv, .me and lots more.
+Are there domains in other languages besides English?
Yes! That's a great question for companies looking to expand their business locally. There are dozens of languages too choose from.
+Will converting to a new TLD confuse my users?
Yes it will, unless you retain your old TLD and set it to forward your users to the new one. Many successful websites have already switched from using .com to a new TLD. Feel free to contact your personal support assistant regarding any issues if you want to switch to a new TLD.
+Why should I buy new domain extensions?
1. So you’ve got a great domain name? You ought to prevent others from using your name with another extension.
2. Whenever new TLDs in demand are available, we make sure to add them to our list quickly. This gives you a chance to grab some of the most desirable names.
3. Be able to tell your local customers where you reside with .UK for United Kingdom, .EU for Europe and more.
4. Get a catchy domain extension that easily represents what your site is about. For instance, you own a business – go with .biz or maybe your blog is about music – opt for .music and much more. You get the idea right?
+How do I register a new domain extension?
Simply input your idea or the domain name you want on our search field. Once you’ve done this you’ll be given a list of amazing new TLDs to choose from. Select any one that suits your idea best and checkout. Now you’re the proud owner of that awesome domain name!
+What are gTLDs?
gTLDs stands for generic Top-Level Domains. Three most common gTLDs (.com, .net and .org) are without restriction unlike most TLDs.
+Will owning multiple extensions mislead my users?
Nope. With the help of our great tool, you can easily redirect or forward your users to your main domain name.
+Do i have to pay more for new domain extensions?
In some cases, yes you may have to. Prices can vary depending on the particular extension you choose. These prices will be clearly visible when you select any extension on our website.
+Who and how is ICANN involved?
ICANN is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. They're the reason why new domain extensions are now available.
+Should i register more than one domain extension?
You're free to do so. The major benefit involves around expanding your presence on the web, securing your domain name and also to show more meaning. For instance; if you own a website name such as movies.com, you can go with movies.tv giving your name a better feel to it.
+Will new domain extensions other than .com affect my websites SEO?
No. Your websites SEO will not be affected. Let’s say the keyword you’re targeting to rank just so happens to be the extension then you’re in luck because that TLD may just give you a boost in SEO.
+What are ccTLDs?
ccTLDs stands for Country Code Top-Level Domains. These are mostly used by local businesses to address their country and target market. Examples include .MY for Malaysia or .BD for Bangladesh. There are tons of ccTLDs you can choose from to specify your websites location.