Best TLDs for businesses

Your website doesn’t have to be your primary place of business to make a huge difference to your profit but in order to reach out to today’s internet savvy consumers, a website with an appropriate domain is crucial.

You can no longer get by on a sub par .com domain name string such as mybusiness875.com. It’s no longer 1995, consumers give priority and bestow authority on businesses that showcase themselves online. This is why details such as TLDs are worth taking the time to consider.


Choose a domain extension that fits your niche

.cab

It’s no secret that people turn to Google to solve everyday problems, such as getting from a to b, and more often than not, hailing a cab through their mobile devices. Creating a mobile-optimized site to catch this traffic is a sure-fire way to keep up with what’s become an industry norm for taxi and chauffeur service providers. Whether you’re a single cabby, run a fleet, or have an upscale chauffeur firm, a .cab TLD will set you on the right track.

There are still many domains available on this relatively new TLD, with sites like marcel.cab and oneway.cab offering inspiration. Don’t leave the meter running, given the abundance of taxi operatives worldwide, this one's bound to go quick.

.limo

For decades, limousines were a symbol of luxury travel, associated with stars of the silver screen and big players in business. They are opulence on four wheels and often came decked out with a mini bar and tv screens. Nowadays, though, limo services are more widely available and at a price point more in tune with regular folk. There are thousands of limo companies operating in the US alone, providing shuttle services for airport trips, rides on special occasions, and much more.

So, how do you stand out in this multi-billion dollar business known for its competitiveness? With a .limo domain. Stand out from the rest of the fleet with a .limo top level domain.This extension is an excellent fit for limousine companies that want to create a professional website to speak to their clients. Take inspiration from popular domains like cars.limo and book.limo and create a .limo website for your business.

.careers

Online recruitment has overtaken traditional means of job hunting. The word “job” conjures up employment, but for ambitious people, “career” has a far more dynamic and rewarding ring to it. These days, people are more likely to check online listings for their next career move and with this domain extension you’ll speak to their desires. Get a domain that speaks to the determined with .careers.

Whether you’re in recruitment, or offering careers advice, the .careers namespace is a professional, and memorable way to inform people what your site is all about. Notable examples of the usage of .careers include upward.careers, a job posting site, and autolink.careers, which offers automotive and transport industry career options.

.menu

We’re a food-driven culture and for many people, one of the highlights of the day is planning on what to cook, where to eat out, or where to order delivery from. With the inception of the internet and new forms of technology, the world moves at a fast pace, but eating good food has been one of the activities that hasn’t changed much in the twenty-first century. People have always been and always will be passionate about their meals.

Given the competition in the food industry, you have to meet people’s expectations to take on your competition, and what better way than with a .menu TLD. This TLD perfectly sums up what can be expected of a website, and it’s not just restaurants that can take advantage of it. The catering industry has seen a surge in demand for customer features, such as online ordering and table booking facilities, websites to display testimonials, premises and a copy of their menu.

.coffee

Let people know where or how they can get a great cup of coffee with the new .coffee domain extension. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and this TLD is a fitting tribute. In America alone, over half of all adults drink at least one cup a day. If your business is in any way coffee-related, a .coffee extension can grab the attention of potential customers instantly.

Check out driftaway.coffee to see how one popular personalized coffee subscription service has used the TLD to great effect. .coffee provides a short and chic way to express a niche, whether you’re a franchise, a coffee manufacturer or an independant cafe, .coffee will distinguish you from the your competitors in the overcrowded field of .coms.

.florist

Anyone with a green thumb should be jumping on the new .florist TLD. Aside from the obvious floral shops, this extension is a great fit for flower wholesalers, landscapers, professional gardeners, and anyone else doing business interested in botany.

.store

You don’t have to run an e-commerce site to use .store. According to Google, 76% of people who search for something nearby on their smartphone visit a related business within a day With a .store domain, you can help guide your customer into choosing your products by supplying a browsable product catalogue, details about your location and opening times, contact details, and anything else that might encourage a visit.

However, if you do run an online store, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to make that clear to those looking for your products on the internet by taking a .store domain extension. Popular domains using .store include .affinity.store, the site for the Windows Affinity photo online store, and supergadget.store who sell gadgets.


Speak to your customers with a business TLD

For many businesses looking to establish themselves online, the process of selecting a domain name might not incite heaps of enthusiasm. If your perfect domain isn’t available in .com and you’re tasked with looking further afield, the whole process might seem confusing and time-consuming. In reality, choosing a TLD for your domain doesn’t have to be either of these things. These new business-friendly TLDs narrow down your options and convey a clear message about what you’re offering.

If one of these TLDs speaks to you, it’s time to browse Namecheap's catalogue of domain names. Once you’ve found the perfect domain name, you can register it in a few clicks of the mouse.

At Namecheap, we don’t stop at the point of purchase. To give your business website the best possible chance, we provide free Whois Protection, free dynamic DNS, Email & URL forwarding, and much more.

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