What is .net?

.net is the third most registered TLD today with approximately 15 million registrations around the globe. This generic top-level domain was created in 1985 mainly for internet reference sites but is now open to anyone without restrictions. The registration for .net is managed and operated by Verisign.

Who uses .net?

The .net domain name registration was originally established for infrastructure companies, Internet service providers, and other organizations offering network technologies. Most registrations are from individuals and enterprises in the field of information technology and infrastructure. Popular sites that use .net include Slideshare, Php, Battle, and Behance.

Why go with .net?

A .net extension associates your website with a certain niche. This is a good domain name extension if you offer services related to the internet such as email hosting, database hosting, or networking. It also connects you to the info tech community and makes your site more appealing to other programmers and web designers.
Frequently Asked Questions
A domain is your website name and the address where you are found on the internet. A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers followed by an extension. You may recognize .com, which is the most common extension. But we offer hundreds of others to help you stand out. Every domain is unique and must be registered before you use it.

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TLD stands for ‘top-level domain’. It is the last part of the domain name. The most recognizable TLDs in the world are .com, .net, and .org. Other TLDs include .blog .cafe.info.

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Consider purchasing multiple domains related to your business name to protect your brand online.

If the domain that you really want for your business, hobby, or event is not currently available, do not worry. With hundreds of TLDs available through Yahoo’s domain search, you still have a lot of options. Just search in the domain search bar and we are sure there will be a TLD that is a great match for you.
Yes! Your brand is very important to your business. Registering multiple domain names that relate to your business name will help keep your brand and domain protected. Signing up for Local is another great way to protect your brand.
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