Regardless of who you are, where you’re from or what you do, there’s one thing that we all have in common: we all gotta eat. When it comes down to it, there’s nothing better than a well-cooked meal. It’s what you look forward to when you go home for the holidays. It’s what you sit down to with your date. It can be the best part of your day. If you’re hungry, it will be what you need right away before you can do anything else.
For many of us, food is much more than a meal – it’s a way of life. Those who are really passionate about their favourite cuisines have taken things online and created their own websites for their blogs, recipes, restaurants, products or anything else having to do with the wonderful world of food. Now, with the recent addition of many new food-related TLDs, your website is about to get a whole lot tastier!
What is a Top Level Domain?
You might not realize it, but you see a top level domain every single time you go to a website. To put it simply, a TLD is the last part of a domain name. So, in the domain name hover.com, .COM is the TLD.
It used to be that there were only a couple of TLDs to choose from; now, the domain name world is a whole different place. There are hundreds of new great options to choose from (and counting), ranging from every topic you can imagine. Instead of a generic TLD, you can now utilize that valuable space in your domain name to say something that’s much more palatable for your website (had enough of the puns yet?)!
Why Should I Get a Food TLD?
There are many reasons why a food TLD will improve your website. Here are some of the major ways it will make for a better domain name:
Get Your First Choice of Domain
If you’ve ever searched for a domain name before, you know how hard it can be to find your ideal name. In the past, if someone had already registered the domain name you were searching for, then you were simply out of luck. You’d either have to add words to your name, change the spelling or – worst of all – change your name altogether. Now, searching for your ideal name with a different TLD will increase your chances of finding your first choice and not needing to settle on something you’re not 100% happy with.
Your domain name is precious real estate, so why waste your TLD on something that has nothing to do with your website? Utilize that space to better indicate what your website’s all about. Are you a caterer? Register YourName.catering to show people who you are before they even get to your website!
Shorter Domain Names
In many cases, a word that’s in your domain name will be available as a TLD. When it comes to domain names, the shorter the better. If for example you’ve got ‘recipes’ in your domain name, consider using a .RECIPES TLD to save some space.
New TLDs are still…well, new, and so it will be the first time that many people are seeing one – and that’s a good thing! A unique TLD will catch people’s attention and so have a great chance of being more memorable when it comes time for them to check out your website.
What Food TLDs are Available?
Great question! Here are some of the food-related TLDs that we currently have available at Hover, along with handy search bars to see if they’re available for whatever domain name you’d like!
Seen any great websites using one of a food TLD in their domain names? Be sure to share in the comments!