I’ve stated in numerous articles to stick with using .com domains. This is because .com domains are the most memorable and has search engine optimization (SEO) value. Some people mistake .com for being an abbreviation for “company”, instead, it is an abbreviation for “commercial” and was offered to only commercial entities in the past. It’s part of the original group of General Top Level Domains (gTLD) when the whole Domain Name System (DNS) started in 1985. The original gTLDs include .com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .mil, and .arpa.
.com, .net, and .org are now open for registration to the public, while the rest of the original gTLDs are reserved for schools, governments, military, and advanced research centers. New gTLDs have been added to the list such as .info, .asia, and .mobi. For the purpose of this discussion, we’ll only go over and compare the more popular .com, .net and .org. We’ll also cover .co domains which is predicted to be the next .com.