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Why do some companies or organizations use the .net and .org on their web address instead of the simple .com like many other web sites? What makes it more worth using?

asked Jul 18 '11 at 14:03

windowstechtalker's gravatar image


The main difference is that .com is supposed to be used by "commercial" entities. (thus the .com) .net is supposed to be used by local networks hosting their own sites on their own servers. .org is supposed to be used by various organizations with the emphasis on non-profit organizations and foundations. .edu is only supposed to be used by educational organizations like universities, etc. .gov is reserved for government agencies. And the list goes on. That's the way it originally planned for. Nowadays, it has become quite lax due to the increasingly "hard to get" domains that people want to use.

answered Jul 18 '11 at 14:29

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Rich v2

What makes .com any simpler than .net or .org? They're all three letter endings.

answered Jul 18 '11 at 14:11

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Some companies use '.net' and '.org' domains as an alternative to a '.com' domain because the '.com' domain that they want could be taken. There are probably other reasons as well, but this is the only one that I know of.

answered Jul 18 '11 at 14:13

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Really it makes no difference, some sites just want to represent themselves better. They're all gTLDs (generic top-level domains) so anyone can register them for whatever they want.

answered Jul 18 '11 at 22:27

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.COM is normally the highest priced domain type.

answered Sep 07 '12 at 12:07

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I personally love .net and .in domains.

answered Sep 07 '12 at 17:22

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there was aday it mattered a lot how they were used as .com was commercial (E commerce ) Net id for network be it a net work of servers ISP data center company network cloud server or portal, org is for nonprofit organizations cancer groups , MDA, many cooperative ECT, EDU is education ( educational ) Wiki and so on schools colleges ..

answered Sep 07 '12 at 20:09

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