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Difference of ccTLD and gTLD
One of the most used top-level domain is gTLD which is generic top-level domain, but is not assigned to a specific country or doesn’t have any restrictions. It can be refer on the last part of the domain name such as “.com”, “.net”, “.org”, “.biz” and so on.
Meanwhile, ccTLD is called country code Top-Level Domain in which it will refer to the two letter of TLDs which represent the country according to their own country codes. For example, “.my” is for domain name Malaysia.
Which is Better?
It is all depends on the focus of your business as TLDs will actually be involving a lot with your SEO because each of ccTLD and gTLD have a specific target. For those who plan to market their business locally then they should be using a ccTLD. Meanwhile, those who market internationally would be suitable to choose a gTLD for their website.
Moreover, the advantage of using a ccTLD for your website is the geotargeting ability that sends the clear message to the search engines that the site is designed for a specific country or region.
What if your Malaysian Domain Name needed to be fixed?
- Where a Complainant believes that a .my, .com.my, .net.my, .org.my, .name.my or a .edu.my domain name has been registered based on incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information, the Complainant may lodge a complaint with MYNIC by way of MYNIC’s complaints process.
- Where a complaint has been lodged with MYNIC, MYNIC will take the following action:
- will validate/verify and consider the complaint;
- if the complaint is found to be justified, launch the further processes (as appropriate) identified below; and
- if the complaint is found to be unjustified, respond to you accordingly.
- Where a complaint has been found to be justified and is in respect of .my, .com.my, .org.my, .net.my, name.my or .edu.my domains, MYNIC will take the following further action:
- notify the Reseller via e-mail and give the Reseller 10 days to contact the Registrant at the Registrant’s given e-mail address(es) in order to update the Registrant’s information;
- if no update/modification is received within 10 days from the Registrant, MYNIC will notify the Registrant directly via e-mail and give the Registrant 20 days to update the information;
- failing an update of the information from the registrant within the given 20 days, MYNIC will issue a notice to the Registrant at the Registrant’s given e-mail address(es) and suspend the domain name for a period of 30 days; and
- if the information is not updated during the suspension period, MYNIC will issue a notice to the Registrant at the Registrant’s given e-mail address(es) and delete the domain name.
- For the purpose of this section, the registrant”s e-mail contact details as provided in the application or as up-dated in the MYNIC system shall be the e-mail addresses that MYNIC uses to correspond with the Registrant.
- It is the duty of the registrant to notify MYNIC upon the information being updated. The suspended domain name shall be reinstated upon the information being verified by MYNIC. MYNIC will accept no responsibility or liability for any delay in reinstating the domain name.
- MYNIC reserves the right to carry out random checks on the veracity of the information submitted by Registrants from time to time and should it be discovered that a .my, .com.my, .net.my, .org.my, .name.my or a .edu.my domain name has been registered based on incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information, MYNIC may launch the above complaints process without the need of a complaint.
- For the avoidance of doubt and notwithstanding the above, should it be confirmed at any time, that the Registrant had provided grossly inaccurate information or false Registrant contact details in the Registrant’s original domain name registration, MYNIC shall have the right to forthwith delete or suspend the domain name for breach of the Registration Agreement.
- Paragraph 5.7 is subject at all times to the Registrant’s payment of the annual renewal fees when it becomes due. Failing renewal, the domain name will lapse and MYNIC will proceed to delete the domain name.
- Deletion of any domain name would be equivalent to releasing the domain name into the public pool and have the domain name made available for registration on a first come and first served basis.
- MYNIC may add, vary and/or modify the Triple I process, from time to time, without prior notice.