The .net domain extension is the fifth most popular domain extension and like it’s sister, .com, is also widely known and recognized. Introduced in 1985 along with the original top-level domains and originally intended for use by network infrastructure and internet service providers, .net has become a home to more than 13.4 million domains.
The .net domain extension is one of the six oldest domain extensions on planet Earth. Because of its wide usage, the domain extension is widely recognized and is still used by major websites, such as Comcast.net. The domain is treated by most as the primary alternative to .com, which means having a .net domain is still prestigious. You can also buy the .net equivalent of your company’s .com to redirect customers to your primary domain and keep bad actors from potentially using the same .net for malicious purposes.
The .net domain extension is a general-namespace domain, which means it’s pretty generic and applies in a lot of different use cases, unlike the .space or .love domain extensions. Because of this, .net domains can be used from anything such as blogs, e-commerce stores, design portfolios, and more. Have a clever business name, like sky.net? Then go with what your heart says and grab that .net domain!
Don’t get complicated. An easy-to-remember domain is always best.
Stay true to your brand. Be distinct but choose a domain your audience will recognize.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. That perfect domain could be gone by tomorrow if you don’t grab it now.
Just because the internet is high-tech doesn’t mean your domain name should be.
Grab similar domain names to protect your brand: .net, .org, .co, or even .photo.
Yes, the .net domain is still very popular and thousands of .net domains are registered around the world every day. The .net domain extension is the 5th most popular domain extension, after .com, .tk, .cn, and .de. There are almost 15 million .net domains registered and in use on the internet to this day.
Both domain extensions rank equally on all major search engines, so registering your dream domain using a particular extension isn’t going to give you an edge when it comes to SEO. It’s also unlikely the public will perceive you to be a shady or illegitimate company or individual by using a .net domain. Therefore, neither .com or .net is better than the other.
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