When to buy the domain extension .social?

When to buy the domain extension .social?

When to buy the domain extension .social?

  • 3 years ago
  • postat de: NSHOST

We all know that every backlink counts for SEO, and the first links could be right between our own domains. The .social extension is new and supports the notoriety fed in social media channels, being able to host social media articles, events, case studies, community forums and much more.

There are over 1,500 domain extensions available - including specialized extensions for many industries, interests and types of websites - that tell users something different about a particular site. So why do you need a .com domain? Do you really need him?

Just as each of us has a first name and a last name, the domain extension is essentially the "last name" of a digitally hosted brand. This is what completes the domain name chosen for the website. It gives the domain a 'final touch', making it recognized and distinct with its own identity.

By choosing the right extension for the mission of your site, you basically make sure to check the following aspects in one go:

  • the domain name becomes easy to remember - choosing .social will quickly position the site in the correct category that includes the information found by users there

  • branding boost and fewer errors - in addition to the fact that the domain name is memorable, short names and using the same main domain will help increase the notoriety of your brand. Another advantage is that a shorter domain name reduces the risk of being misspelled by users who remember your brand. 

  • increase professional recognition by the destination of use which is very clear - no one can enter a site with the extension .social without expecting a purely social interaction.

Why not leave our domain name free with the .com or .ro extension?

If people remember the name of your brand, but do not remember the URL, they will try to access "brand-your.com" or "brand-your.ro". The most elegant scenario in this case is to own those domains and ensure automatic redirection to your site. 

The dangers you face if you buy only a certain domain extension (except .com and / or .ro) would be the following: the

  • risk of losing potential customers or traffic to the site the

  • risk of allowing other businesses to buy your domain with these extensions and mislead a potential customer, even to the point where he will become the customer of another business

  • even if you do not use .com and .ro domain extensions, we still recommend that you buy your domain in both extensions because it is an investment! At some point, you will be able to sell your domain with all the domain extensions purchased.

Where can you purchase a generic extension


There are several registrars for 'last name' .agency, .studio, .solutions or .marketing including domains.google.comgodaddy.com101domain.comname.com and other sites. The purchase price for a simple available domain example such as 'smart-branding.social' starts at $ 20 per year, which varies depending on the chosen domain name and the registrar from which you purchase it.  

If you decide to choose a .ro, .net, .com, .eu, .mobi, .tv, .org or .info domain extension, or even if you decide to purchase all available extensions to prevent the competition from purchasing them, you have could greatly shorten the launch flow of your site if you choose the nshost.ro site for the domain registration service and you could save important budgets!

In addition,you greatly complicate the process of domain renewal and hosting if you purchase the domain from the hosting service provider, choosing a hosting plan according to your business: shared hostingVPS hosting or even cloud hosting.

How do I launch a platform quickly and cheaply?

If you have already purchased a domain name, the steps are very simple:

  1. Buy an efficient hosting plansecure and as close as possible to where you will have the first users. You can start a comparison between offers NSHOST web hosting and choose the option you prefer. As the number of participants increases, you will need a more powerful hosting package - a VPS server or even a Cloud server, in which you delegate to our experts all the maintenance of your server.

  2. Change domain nameservers, pointing to the new server. 

  3. Quickly install an education theme from a generous list that you can find directly in your WordPress library or purchased from themeforest.net.

For any questions, we are at your disposal!