What is .com?

As one of the first top-level domain (TLD) names to be used in the Domain Name System in 1985, .com has seen widespread use and popularity. It currently has over 100 million registrants and can be used by any person or entity.

Who uses .com?

Although this domain extension was originally intended for commercial use, no such restrictions apply nowadays. Despite having a slow start in the first decade or so, it soon experienced a boom as tens of millions of domain names were registered from 1997 onwards. Various people, organizations, and companies have chosen the .com as their website domain extension.

Why go with .com?

.com is one of the most recognizable domain names and is used by many of the established brands and companies. As such, using .com can help in adding a professional touch in your brand’s website. The popularity of its domain name also makes it fairly easy to remember, which helps in getting people to visit your site. You can’t go wrong with a classic. Go for .com!
Frequently Asked Questions

A domain is your website name and the address where you are found on the internet. A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers followed by an extension. You may recognize .com, which is the most common extension. But we offer hundreds of others to help you stand out. Every domain is unique and must be registered before you use it.

Yes! You'll need to sign up for a Verizon Small Business Essentials plan. Make sure your domain is ready to transfer and supply the authorization code.

The details will vary slightly depending on your current domain registrar. But don't worry, it’s easy. Learn more in the Help Center.

A domain comes free with the purchase of a WebsitesWeb HostingEcommerce, or Business Mail plan.
TLD stands for ‘top-level domain’. It is the last part of the domain name. The most recognizable TLDs in the world are .com, .net, and .org. Other TLDs include .blog .cafe.info.

It’s time to get your website started. You can either create a domain starter page or sign up for a Websites plan. Domains can also be used to connect to your custom email.

Consider purchasing multiple domains related to your business name to protect your brand online.

If the domain that you really want for your business, hobby, or event is not currently available, do not worry. With hundreds of TLDs available through Verizon Small Business Essentials’ domain search, you still have a lot of options. Just search in the domain search bar and we are sure there will be a TLD that is a great match for you.
Yes! Your brand is very important to your business. Registering multiple domain names that relate to your business name will help keep your brand and domain protected. Signing up for Local is another great way to protect your brand.
* Sale/introductory pricing is valid for the initial purchase term only. Product renewal pricing subject to change. All subscriptions are renewed automatically and your credit card will be charged according to our TOS. Domains only products are renewed 30-45 days in advance to avoid expiration.