The most popular top-level domains

top-level domains

The internet is a wondrous place, with the number of domains growing every day. The top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of a web address after the dot. TLDs are so important because they tell you where on the internet you are going and what country your website belongs to. Here we have compiled a list of popular top-level domains that will take you all over this great worldwide web!

Top-Level DomainUsageGoogle Results
.comCommercial25,270,000,000
.orgNoncommercial6,570,000,000
.netNetwork services7,350,000,000
.jpJapan4,220,000,000
.deGermany3,420,000,000
.deGermany3,420,000,000
.ruRussian Federation2,870,000,000
.itItaly2,620,000,000
.ukUnited Kingdom2,390,000,000
.esSpain1,940,000,000
.frFrance1,880,000,000
.caCanada1,840,000,000
.inIndia1,780,000,000
.govUnited States Government1,410,000,000
.eduUS accredited postsecondary institutions1,060,000,000
.nlNetherlands905,000,000
.auAustralia751,000,000
.irIran709,000,000
.seSweden664,000,000
.chSwitzerland628,000,000
Most popular top-level domains

There are a lot of domain extensions out there, and it can be hard to keep them straight. My team has seen the most success with top-level domains that appear more frequently in Google’s index – especially .com domains. If you’ve been wondering how to rank your site higher on SERPs or what TLD extension makes sense for your business needs, we have access to all sorts of data about search engine optimization trends and page ranking performance from our clients’ sites. We would love to help you figure out which domain is best suited for reaching new customers online! Give us a call today!

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About the author
Isaac Adams-Hands

Isaac Adams-Hands is SEO Freelancer in Ottawa, where he helps clients plan marketing goals that are keyword-optimized and measurable.

He has worked at Microsoft, The institute of chartered accountants in Australia, Auto Trader, Le Cordon Bleu, and Algonquin College in various Digital Marketing Roles.

Isaac is qualified as a Full-stack developer, Server Administrator, and cyber security expert, adding additional experience to his Search Engine Optimization knowledge.

His Inuit heritage brought him to the Arctic to hunt and fish for most summers, which grew his passion for 4-wheelers and dirtbikes.