3 Awesome Domain Extensions To Make Your Website Stand Out

Starting a website is fun and exciting.

Brainstorming (or rather, namestorming) to find the perfect name for your dream website is always fun.

But choosing the perfect domain extension? That can be fun too!

While most people will go for .com (commercial) domains or the normal country-code domains, there are some awesome domain extensions too!

Country-code domain extensions might seem the easier choice for most as they are easy to relate to! Like .in is for India, .co.uk for UK and .de and .fr for Germany and France, respectively. The list is endless…

But what if I told you that there are top-level domains which might go extremely well with some domain names?

Here are 3 of them!


I couldn’t help but start with the XYZ domain. Why? Because it is new in the market and is cool!

With Alphabet becoming the parent company of Google and Alphabet coming up with its brand new website with the .xyz domain (abc.xyz), the .xyz domain became the new cool thing!

It became available to the general public on June 2, 2014.

As they themselves say, “We created .xyz to connect Generations X, Y, and Z and to provide choice to internet users around the world. “

Sounds cool, huh?

[Tech Tip: Looking for a free .xyz domain? You might get one at Hostinger free for one year! ]


This is another cool domain extension. It is the country-code top-level-domain of the British Indian Ocean territory.

And it is very much popular in the tech industry. Guess why?

Because IO also means Input/Output in the computing field and what better domain to use for something tech when you have the main essence of tech (Input and Output! C’mon! ) in the ending.

Seen any .io sites yet?

If not, check out these:

http://codepen.io/ — “CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing.”

Codepen is a great tool for coders to show off their code or get peer feedback on them.

http://soup.io/ — Soup.io is a micro-blogging website that allows users to share text, images, videos, links, quotes and reviews.


This is the country-code domain for Libya.

While you might be wondering as to why someone would use the domain of another country when he/she is not living in it, you will be amazed to know why.

Because it can be used by companies whose names are adverbs!

Perfect for something related to lists to become list.ly! (It’s a list creating website!)

Awesome, huh?

Have a look at some awesome.ly website!

  1. Easel.ly — Easel.ly is an online tool for creating and sharing infographics.
  2. Bit.ly — This is a URL shortener. You probably knew that already!
  3. Impress.ly is an online mobile website creator.

Like these domains? Cool!

But, that is not the end.

There’s also the .tech domain which is great for tech websites.

Ever wanted to have your own website? Now, you have awesome naming options for that too!

Original Article: http://www.i9finite.com/3-awesome-domain-extensions-to-make-website-stand/