Which will be the popular domain name in the future .co .me or .org?


Getting a .com is getting more and more impossible these days.

I really think another domain extension name will take over.

If that was the case, which domain name extension you think will
become the most popular: .co, .me or .org?


asked Mar 11 '11 at 02:46
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6 Answers


No other domain extension is going to "take over" the place that .com extensions have in the public's mind in the next 10 years. (Probably ever) How do I know this- take a look at toll free 800 numbers in the US. The US ran out of toll free 800 numbers years ago. They added a number of other prefixes that are toll free. So what does American Idol have to do every time they give out their toll free 866 numbers- the have to warn the audience that these are 866 numbers, not 800 numbers.

It will take decades to retrain the public that there are toll free numbers that don't start with 800. And it will take decades to train the internet publuc that a business domain does not end in .com. That assumes that a substitute for .com exists, which isn't the case right now.

answered Mar 11 '11 at 03:03
Gary E
12,510 points
  • Assuming that one day other takes over. – Alexchenco 13 years ago


I wrote a blog post about .co a couple of months ago. Bottom line: I believe it'll become increasingly common, especially overseas, where people are used to it, e.g. they've been seeing names like company.co.uk.


answered Mar 11 '11 at 07:27
212 points
  • Nice read. I just registered a .co domain a few days ago, I'm liking it more than .com's - pretty sweet – J.T.S. 13 years ago


.co domains are already boasting an above 76% renewal rate in their second year as an international TLD, not bad for such a young gun.
forget the .com of yesterday .co is the one to watch.

answered Oct 14 '12 at 00:09
21 points


If that was the case, which domain
name extension you think will become
the most popular: .co, .me or .org?

I actually think the only way that .com will lose it's "specialness" is if there are a lot of alternatives - e.g. if all of .movie, .book, .shop, .xxx, .london, .nyc, etc, etc were to be approved and implemented as TLDs. - I don't think one alternative can beat .com, but I think hundreds of them could.

As an aside, and definitely not as important as the human story, I do wonder what's going to happen to ".ly" over the coming weeks and months.

answered Mar 11 '11 at 07:52
194 points


.org is already more popular then .co and .me
Don't forget that .co and .me are not US based extensions and this can have impact on you business.
.me and .co are created to make some amount of money for the registrar company. Most people outside domain industry didn't recognize them.

answered Mar 11 '11 at 19:11
2,288 points


Everybody already knows .com domains. That shouldn't end. There are far more TLDs now than people realize. See This Link for a list of TLDs. .COM will be easy to remember for everybody once new TLDs become more popular.

answered Apr 9 '13 at 14:02
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