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    Posted: 19 Apr 2012 at 7:38am
Should I use .co.uk or .com domain name for my website?
One of the most common questions we get asked about when clients ask us to register domain names, is which is the best extension to place a website on - .co.uk or .com?

The choice is of course down to you, but the best way of answering the question is to ask yourself if your website is targeted for a UK audience only. If the answer is yes then it would be reasonable to use a .co.uk for your website. With over 10 million .co.uk domains on the Nominet Registrar, the annual growth rate is 7.84% which still shows a high demand for .co.uk extensions. Source: Nominet
If companies and small businesses are still buying .co.uk domains, then there must be a good reason for them to do this. It is also more than likely that UK users prefer using .co.uk addresses.

If your target audience is global rather than just the UK, then use a .com (dot com) domain

In most cases we always tend to recommend buying both extensions if they are available, even if you intend on just using the .co.uk, you would not really then want someone else buying the .com version of your domain name, and trying to "steal" your brand and identity.
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