Although “.com”, “.net”, and “.org” are the most popular domain extensions, some websites may want to specify in their address a region or country. This is where the country domain extensions (ccTLD) come into play.  Each country has its own two-letter domain extension.

Although some websites prefer to emphasize their globality by using the extensions ".com", ".net", and ".org", some websites use the country domain extension (such as “.fr”, “.de”, ".tr", etc.) to specify the country in which they are registered or for the site content to appeal to people in a certain region. In terms of SEO, country domain extensions are also among the important means of reaching out to the targeted country or region. When a country domain extension is used, Google thinks that the website or content is relevant to that country and should be displayed on results pages of queries performed in that region.

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