Over all of the years I have worked for Register.com / Web.com that is one of the first things that people always tell me. That they NEED to have a .com domain name.
Well, if this was 1999 I would tell you that you are correct. But step into the future here people.
This year the Internet as we know it has gone through a major shift and how people actually use the internet is a different story altogether.
When was the last time that you "looked up" a domain name and put in that you needed the .com?
Today Google Yahoo and Bing have made it next to useless to type in .com .org or .info for anything. Instead you simply go to the search baic r, type in what you want and that is it.
That brings me to the topic of overall domain names. If you have a .com already don't get rid of it.
If you are looking for a new domain name for a new website and business look at the options and what you are trying to accomplish.
As of today there are over 200 new top level domains (the piece after the . on the domain name). Everything has changed based on how people search.
For example, some of the domain extensions that are currently available are:
and the list goes on and on.
These new top level domains allow you freedom to have a domain name that will allow you to brand not only your business name but also what you do.
Check out the full list