Choosing a .COM vs .COM.NP Domain Name
Once you’ve picked a name for your new company, you’re eager to get your website up and running. Choosing a domain name is one of the most challenging parts of this process, and many people don’t know if they should go with a.COM or.COM.NP. So, how do you conclude? Let’s look at the pros and cons of a .com vs .com.np domain name before domain registration in Nepal.
Is the.COM Domain Name Right for You?
Many of the world’s largest corporations and some of Nepal’s most well-known brands use .COM domain names are the most widely recognized global domain extension.
.COM is a popular top-level domain for many companies. Dot COM domain names have a solid reputation, and their scarcity adds value to a brand because they are so rare. An easy-to-remember, globally recognized domain name might be best if you have a global customer base or want to build a brand.
Choosing a .COM.NP Domain Name
COM.NP domain names tell people you’re based in Nepal and serve Nepalese customers; they’re a huge advantage. COM.NP domains have an inherent level of trust because they are the most popular and widely recognized Nepali domain names. Before registering a .COM.NP domain name, you must first meet the requirements. A.COM.NP domain can only register those who meet the following criteria:
- Nepalese partnership or sole trader; or
- a foreign company licensed to trade in Nepal; or
- an owner of a Nepal Registered Trade Mark; or
- an applicant for a Nepal Registered Trade Mark; or
- an association incorporated in Nepal; or
- a Nepali commercial statutory body
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Don’t limit yourself to one or the other. Having both under your belt is a no-brainer, including if someone mistypes your domain extension .COM instead of .COM.NP, you can redirect to the website they’re initially looking for instead of potentially losing that customer.
Having a separate website for international clients is another reason for utilizing both extensions. A .COM.NP domain and a .COM domain allow you to serve local customers and customers worldwide. It’s also good to reserve both wings to protect your brand and prevent your hard-earned reputation from being stolen by copycat competitors.