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In our previous postings we discussed about how to register Domain Name and where to do it for your business. But before that, you need to choose a Top-Level Domain (TLD) that suits you the best and where to look for domain name Malaysia.
What is TLD?
A Top-Level Domain (TLD) can be refer on the last part of the domain name such as “.com”, “.net”, “.org”, “.biz” and so on. In the TLD, there are two types of it which are ccTLD and also gTLD. But what does that mean?
What is ccTLD?
Meanwhile, a 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 Malaysia, “.sg” for Singapore or “.kr” for Korea. Each of the TLDs have their own requirements to the registration and would usually require a certain process.
What is gTLD?
Other than that, there is also a gTLD which stands for generic Top-Level Domains. Just as the word generic, it will usually allow you to register no matter where you are in the world unlike the ccTLD.
For example, “.com” , “.org”, “.biz” and so on. However, each gTLD are usually used based of what you do for the website such as “.org” is used for organizations and “.edu” for educational websites.
Which TLD Should You Use?
In this, a TLD should usually depends on the objectives of your company such as what you do, what you cater for and so on to be in details. Usually when you are planning to focus on a certain location of a country then you should definitely be registering for a ccTLD.
Why Do You Have to Know?
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.
Furthermore, this is also and important step because this will affect your rank in the search engine. For example, when you are looking for something you would google it such as “the nearest café” and usually the search result will put on the nearest option for you.