.NET Domains

When it comes to reliability and trust, .net domains come in at the top alongside top-level domain (TLD) extensions like .com and .org. While .com is hands down the most popular domain out there, .net is a strong contender, especially for tech-related or web-based companies seeking maximum visibility.

Short for “network,” .net is one of the oldest and most recognized domain extensions in existence. It was created back in 1985 for businesses and organizations that were not involved in commerce (.com), but still needed a place online. Over time, the extension has been embraced by web hosting service providers, software developers, designers, and technical support services, among many others. Like .com, .net can be registered by anyone for any purpose they choose. Today, there’s a whopping 15 million+ registered .net domains across more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Registering a .net domain doesn’t offer any special privileges, but it can help people identify your business or brand as professional and reputable — something that’s extremely valuable if you’re launching a website. If your venture is “network” related, .net helps to convey your purpose, making .net more than a .com alternative, but a meaningful domain choice in its own right.

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Who uses .net domains and why?


.Net domains have been a popular choice for businesses, organizations, and individuals since the early days of the internet. The easy-to-remember extension is globally-recognized and helps convey what type of website it’s associated with, which is a real plus for tech-based companies. Anyone with a tech-related venture or any desire to establish themselves in the online world may use .net to their advantage.

.Net Users

All size businesses, tech companies, startups, networking platforms, organizations, & more...

.Net Benefits

Recognition, versatility, availability (vs. .com), global reach, credibility

.Net Alternatives

.org, .info., new gTLDs (like .tech, .online, .io, or .xyz)

How to get a .net domain

Follow these easy steps as a general guide to registering the top-level domain you wish to purchase:

  • Choose an ICANN-accredited domain registrar.

    ICANN-accreditation means that the registrar adheres to strict operational standards, offers reliable and secure domain registration services, and is authorized to manage your domain name registrations. With DomainRegistry, you get the peace of mind of working with a registrar that has maintained ICANN accreditation since 1996.

  • Search for your domain.

    Use your registrar’s domain name search tool to check if your desired domain name is available. If so, great! You can continue the registration process. If not, try variations on your domain name, or consider another TLD (like .net).

  • Provide accurate registrant information.

    This usually includes your name, address, and contact details which help to verify and authorize your domain ownership. Domain privacy (WHOIS privacy) is a service offered by some domain registrars to keep your personal contract info private. Here at Domain Registry, we include free WHOIS privacy with every domain registration.

  • Secure your domain!

    To complete the registration process, you’ll select the registration duration period (typically 1 to 10 years), choose any additional services, and submit your payment. Your total cost will vary by registrar, TLD, registration period, and any extras (like web hosting). Opt for auto-renewal to keep thing simple and ensure your domain stays with you for as long as needed.

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