Why choose a .net domain?
Grow your online presence with the timeless and well-recognized .net domain name. As one of the world’s first domain extensions, .net is a universal option that millions of people recognize and trust. While the internet has embraced thousands of new top-level domain (TLD) options, many people are not familiar with them yet. Global companies, local businesses, and startups can all use the .net domain name to connect with their audiences and establish success online.
.net facts, stats & history
A history of success. The .net domain extension stands for 'network' and you often see it used in many places online. When it was created in the 1980s, it was intended to be the domain of choice for networking companies or web service businesses. While .net was created with networks in mind, today a variety of businesses use .net domains. Launch your .net website and join thousands of businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs who have enjoyed the established track record a .net domain name has to offer.
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Is .net right for you?
A .net domain is a great universal choice. It can lend credibility to your online presence and quickly build trust across a variety of audiences and languages—especially if you’re a business that offers web-related services.
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A .net domain can help you market a product or service, whether you’re a local brand, a global powerhouse, or somewhere in between.
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FAQ - Learn more about .net domains
.net is one of the original generic top-level domain (TLD) choices. The .net TLD is short for "network" and in the past was widely used for technology and web service businesses. Today you’ll see a variety of organizations using .net domains.
A .net domain extension is a good choice for any business due to its global use and familiarity among users. It’s especially relevant for internet or network services companies.
Anyone can buy a .net domain name as long as it hasn't already been registered.
Yes, you can buy a branded .net domain name through Shopify.
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