Alternative Domain Names
Due to the popularity of most top level domain names (TLD) most of the desirable names in popular domain extension such as .co.uk, .com, .net, .org are already registered, how ever you can register your desired domain name in one of the popular alternative domain name extension.
We have a range for you to choose from, complete list below:
- GB.COM / UK.COM
- GB.NET / UK.NET for the United Kingdom or Great Britain
- EU.COM for Europe
- BR.COM for Brasil
- ZA.COM for South Africa
This domain names are competitively priced and you get a free 50MB web hosting space or a domain forwarding service free of charge with any domain name purchased. To order you domain name please use the domain look up tool below:
Alternative domain names
Before going to the subject of alternative domain names, let us first understand what is meant by a domain name.
It is something that can be called as your identity in the internet space. Just like you have a company name offline by which your business is recognised, you need to have a name that is accessible to everybody intending to do business with you in the web space.
From a technical perspective, the domain name picks up computers from the web space and is displayed as one part of the actual URL of the website that has been queried. Each domain name is linked to a group of IP addresses or a series of numbers and that is how specific websites are identified and their location is determined. In the early days of the internet, every computer was identified through the IP address, but since it was not humanly possible to remember so many numbers, a new system of domain naming was initiated and that is how each website having a name is now easy to search on the search engine and people do not have problems remembering names of websites.
However, these domain names are disappearing fast and you will realise it when you try to register one. All good ones and even some of the ordinary ones are no longer there for the taking. This is irrespective of the niche and finding free domain names across any niche such as health, sport, transportation and so on is becoming extremely difficult.
Having mentioned that, UK businessmen have something to cheer about as Central Nic now provides alternative domain names with .uk.com extensions and that is a big positive. The British public is now beginning to accept this extension and looks for it quite frequently to search businesses within UK, which makes it a very viable alternative domain to have.
Getting the right domain name has its advantages such as:
a) Getting noticed by search engines
Anybody in the search engine optimization field knows the importance of proper keywords and back links and how they can influence the page rank of the site. Having a good keyword within the domain name can make a huge difference to the visibility of the site and could lead to diversion of a lot of traffic since search engines will pick up the site quickly and draw the attention of customers to it upon query.
b) Advantage for the business
Similarly, if you could use your business name as the domain name, it can have a very positive impact as anybody looking and searching for the business is sure to find your site in a jiffy. You must therefore try for a business name with .uk.com to increase visibility within the UK.
Having mentioned the above, it is equally important to preserve your right to this domain name and have it registered at the earliest. Be aware that competition is increasing every day and there will be more and more people appreciating the value of such names. Without proper registration and preservation of rights, the issue of cyber squatting or utilising a name belonging to somebody else and reselling the same at a huge profit can arise. It is all the more important if you are a professional or a celebrity in which cases, registering your name as well would be the appropriate thing to do.