Learn More about Domain Names and Domain Extensions

If you’re confused about all the new domain name extensions and you’re looking for an available domain name, you’re in the right place. Check out the below article and learn everything you need to know before you buy.

What exactly is a Domain Name?

Domain names what are they and how do you get one? Well… not just an average name but a really great domain name, that’s the question. Our team dispels the myth about extension so, you have all the information when it’s time to buy one.

If you’ve been listening to all the news regarding domain names lately, you would have heard a lot of buzz. There’s so much talk about the new domain name extensions which are seemingly being released almost every day.

In the most simple terms, a domain extension is what follows the last “.” or “dot” in a domain name. As an example in “Brandings.com” the “.com” is the domain name extension.

The most common domain name extensions are, .com, .net, .org, .edu, .info even .gov (the official domain name extension for the United States government). You may be even be familiar with some of the most common country extensions such as .FR for France, .UK for the United Kingdom or .JP for Japan.

(.TV is actually for the island nation of Tuvalu and they have brilliantly been selling domain names with their domain name extension for years turning in a hefty profit.)

Available Domain and Business Names:

Lately the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN (the board or regulation body which is in charge of all the domain names in the world) has been releasing new domain name extensions.

ICANN recently released a few hundred new extensions for all different sorts of industries and professions. The most popular extintions include: .hotel, .co, .xxx, .biz, .jobs, .mobi, .tel, and .mobi. The list however goes on and on.

Even with all these new extensions entering the marketplace, ICANN has been continually releasing more and more extension. Recently they’ve even be letting individuals develop their own domain extension.

With all of these new extension hitting the market, the evidence has shown that the dot-com extension has not only continued to be the number one traded, but that extension has raised in value.

The reason it seams, with the new extensions and the marketplace growing even more crowded, the dot-com domain name extension has become the staid and go-to extension.

While this has been a brief introduction, there’s a lot more on the subject. If you you wish to read about how the dot-com domain name extension has become the go-to, we have an article on it. Our team has included why the dot-com extension has become even more valuable and the overall effect on the market. You can find the article at, new domain name extensions, it’s really quite informative.

Now where do you find all the available domain names that we were talking about? There are a few places we could recommend to you. The first is of course is us!

Brandings has thousands of domain names ready for you to put your stamp on them and the best part is, we have them in our possession so no worry about them being taken and we’re ready to transfer them right to you.

Let us know if you’ve come across a cool new domain name extensions by posting below. As always feel free to contact us if you are interested in the above available smart domain names.

4 thoughts on “Learn More about Domain Names and Domain Extensions”

    • Well you’re right, computers are only able to numbers and computers don’t read domain names they are only for us. Your computer only reads the Internet Protocol or IP Address and those address are given letters for our benefit. Which is easier for you to remember, 75l.29.2828.398 or Brandings.com?

      So yes you’re exactly right, but what a domain name is, is just a bit to long for me to write down here in the comment section so we have prepared more information on what a domain name is. Please have a look at it an let me know if you need any more information on the subject and we’ll try to get it to you.

      If you would like purchase a domain name, one you may have seen on our site while you were looking around, please let us know.

  1. Ha, that’s so funny. I never realized how many domain name extensions there are out there! Kind of crazy and now I see what you’re talking about why com is so important.

    • We know and the funny thing is that there are more and more domain extensions. Now there are all of the above and you can commission the ICANN for new ones. It’s kind of interesting that you can say buy your name or .hotel or something interesting like that.

      Now with more and more domain extensions, it has really cemented .com as the go to or the most desired domain extension. You can tell someone in a commercial or on a business card that you are .table but people are going to think you are “brad.table.com” it’s very confusing. We suggest always going with the .com

      Thanks for your comment!

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