TLD of the Week: .COM

Posted on September 19, 2012 by

Each week we’ll be featuring overviews, interesting facts, pricing, etc. of gTLDs and ccTLDs that are all  available to register at

What better way to start off the series than featuring the .COM domain extension – the most registered TLD of all time.

Originally derived from ‘commercial’, .COM was one of the first top-level domains in the Internet used when the Domain Name System was created back in 1985. Since then, it has grown to become the largest TLD, with over 88 million .COM domains registered.

The .COM registry is operated by our friends at VeriSign and are registered in more than 350 languages worldwide!

With Hover, .COM domains are just $15/year. This not only includes a one-year registration, but we’ll also throw in WHOIS privacy for free, unlimited domain forwarding, and advanced DNS management. If you’re transferring from another registrar, consider our Valet service and let us do all the work! You can request the Hover Valet service by calling 1-866-731-6556 or emailing your request to