Although there are tons of registrars for you to register a gtld domain(.com, .net, .org, etc.), there are few companies for you to register a cctld domain at reasonable price. If you want to expand your market in specific countries, you’d better register cctld domains, which enable you to rank better for searches originating from those countries. You may wonder which cctlds you should register considering the long cctld list. Well, if you do not have an exact country you will expand your business, you can consider the following cctlds:
- .de, the country code for Germany, the most developed country in Europe
- .fr, the country code for France, a big player in Europe
- .it, the country code for Italy
- .br, the country code for Brazil, the number one Portuguese spoken country in the world, while Portuguese is the No.6 most spoken language.
- .mx, the country code for Mexico, No.1 Spanish spoken country in the world, while Spanish is the No.2 most spoken laguange.
- .eg, the country code for Egypt, the No.1 country speaking Arabic, which ranks No.5 in the top spoken languages in the world.
- .ru, the country code for Russia, a powerful country that can not be ignored.
- ,jp, the country code for Japan
- .cn, the country code for China, the most popular country in the world, and Chinese is the No.1 most spoken language.
- .in, the country code for India, another giant in Asia. Hindi ranks No.4 in the top languages in the world.
Where to register these cctld domain names? I found the following registrars you can register cctld domains.
- Namecheap.com. Do not be fooled by its name. Ordinary gtld domains are not cheap at all at namecheap. But some cctld domains are sold at really cheap price. The price for .fr cctld is $9.98/yr, The price for .de cctld is $6.88/yr. The price for .in is $9.98/yr. .it, .ru, .eg, .br, .jp, .cn cctlds are not available on Namecheap. .mx is sold at $37.88/yr, very expensive, as with other registrars that sell cctld domains. Note that if you register cctlds on namecheap, you may be required to provide proof of local resident of that country or you may lose your domain.
- 101domain.com. You can register much more cctlds on this registrar than namecheap. The prices are $7.99 for .de, $14.99 for .fr, $14.99 for .it, $44.99 for .mx, $349.99 for .eg, $12.99 for .ru, $49.99 for .jp, $29.99 for .cn, $10.99 for .in. .br domain is not available on 101domain.
- openprovider.com. .fr-€6,95/year, .es-€9,95/year, .de-€7,95/year, .it-€15,95/year, .mx-$51,95/year, .ru-₽393,00/year, .cn-$26,95/year, .in-₹1645,91/year