.com or .be domain: how to choose the right extension for your website?

Last updated on 07 Sep 2023, 15:06:04.
Category: All about domain names

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A Web site without a domain name is like a store without a front door. Although you can reach a Web server through an IP address, this is far from user-friendly. Fortunately, we have DNS, which makes it much easier to remember a domain name, such as, for example kinamo.be.

So a domain name is essential for your website. But which extensions are the best choice? With numerous options at your disposal, we're happy to take a look at the difference between two key choices: a .com or .be domain name.


A significant distinction between various domain extensions is your target audience. With worldwide recognition, .com is the choice of as many as 37% of all websites. In addition, you have country-specific extensions (Country Code TLDs or ccTLDs), such as .be for Belgium and .fr for France.

If you have a local business, a ccTLD can be an excellent choice because it directly indicates the target audience you are aiming at.
.com is often seen as a general and reliable extension, suitable for different types of websites.

On the other hand, a .be domain can inspire more trust among Belgian users, because it indicates that you are specifically targeting the Belgian market.

Price differences

In addition to target group and reliability, price is also a factor to consider.
In general, .com domains are slightly more expensive than some ccTLDs such as a .be domain name. This price difference can vary depending on the domain registrar you choose. It is important to consider your budget when making your choice!

Geographic targeting and SEO

Although an extension does not directly affect your SEO ranking, it does play a role geographically. For example, a .be domain will be shown more to Belgian users.

A domain extension affects geographic targeting. For example, if you have a .be domain, it will naturally attract more attention from Belgian users.
However, if you use a ccTLD such as .be, you cannot directly target other countries except with the extension specifically associated with that country.

In other words, if you have a .be domain, you cannot specifically target French users, for example.

So it's important to take these considerations into account when choosing the right domain extension for your website!

How to order a domain name

At Kinamo, we understand how important choosing the right domain extension is to your online success.
Once you have chosen your ideal extension, you can easily order from us https://staging.kinamo.be/be/n....

Our ordering process is streamlined and intuitive, allowing you to quickly and easily secure your desired domain.
We are also always available to answer any questions and offer advice on the best choice for your specific situation.


Whether you choose .com or .be domain: make sure your choice is in line with the purpose of the website, your target audience and brand.
In addition to the factors mentioned above, don't forget to include the price aspect in your decision.
Still in doubt? Then consider both options and refer them to the same website!

For further advice, you can always contact our support department!

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