Purchasing a new domain

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Post 3+ Months Ago

My small hometown wants me to design a site for them. I figured that it would be hard finding a good domain name since my hometown is named after one of the biggest cities in Egypt, so I tried including the state also in the domain name.

Most of these were taken except .us and .org.

What is the difference between .com, .net, .us, .name etc etc? Or is it just a matter of preference?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. For example:

gov - Government agencies
edu - Educational institutions
org - Organizations (nonprofit)
mil - Military
com - commercial business
net - Network organizations
ca - Canada
th - Thailand
us - for American Web sites

Hope this helps
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yes, thanks for the replay WPAS, I should have been clearer.
I knew what the suffixes stand for, but does it make any difference at all which one I purchase besides the price.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You should try to match what your website will be all about.

You want the search engines to be able to find you based on the keywords that users will input which will help if your website name relates to the keywords
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Since its a City inside of the USA I could see the .us domain name being a pretty good idea. Other wise the order I would do would try and get a .com. Mainly because everyone always assume .com when entering in a website name.
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You will need to decide which way to go.

Some parting comments:

You should name your site after your domain name. when people think of your website, they'll think of it by name. If your name is also your URL, they'll automatically know where to go.

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