I can see that before you clicked on this page you have already purchased a domain name or you are about to get one and now for those who already got one either .com or .com.ng they still have the doubt if they purchased the right domain for their blog. And those who haven't gotten one yet are still contemplating on wither to get .com or .com.ng.
The truth of the matter is that A paid domain name is a paid domain. When you hear on net people do write get your site a better domain name that doesn't mean it must be a .com or .com.ng domain name what makes your domain a better domain irrespective of the suffix you choose is the name before the suffix.
There have been so much criticism on the domain name (.com.ng) which makes me almost changed my domain name when i newly started blogging i was thinking i have taken a wrong brand for my blog but not until i know what it means.
Now without much stories let me throw a very short light on the two domain names which are both called paid domain.
Why You need a .com.ng domain name?
Promotion If you choose a Nigerian extension for your blog you are proudly promoting Nigerian ICT and that's why you see other top counties like UK uses co.UK , co.us.co.in ,ga and many more
Targeting If you want to create a business to target mainly or only Nigerians then the best brand is the Nigerian extension e.g Nigerian government, and organisations, schools who are targeting Nigeria audience will prefer to use the .ng or .com.ng instead or .com ,.net or .org thats why you see popular naijaloaded is now redirected to naijaloaded.com.ng because the owner knows that his target is the Nigerians so he see no reason to be using .com or other domain name.
Google NG Google is not stupid to register the domain name Google.com.ng they knows the importants of country specific domains A domain name with a Nigeria extension is likely to get more search result from Google.com.ng than other domain name because it is country specific and targeting Nigerians mainly.
This is the major reason when you go to your search console , you can't select the country you want to target if you are using .com.ng or .ng because they asune your domain is already specific and Google will also know that you are a Nigerian when searches are made from Nigeria.
From the above reason you should be able to extract why you need a .com or other top level domain for your business.The .com domain is a global targeting domain name. This domain can be used when you want to target the global audience mainly from search engines.
One other reason why.com is preferable is the fact that browsers easily detect it to other domain names e.g when you type kingsweb in your address bar you will be taken to kingsweb.com.
Which one can do better on Google?.com or .com.ng
Have you search for some important stuffs online and only for you to be seeing .tk .ga and other fucking domain name rank higher than your own ? lol it somehow looks foolish and thats why i always say Google is mysterious.
There is no domain name that cannot do better on Google. Even the free domain but it has been recommended you get a paid domain name and you know what that means? it could be .co .com .com.ng .net.org.co.in etc provided it is paid you have obeyed the rule or the talk of "get a paid domain name"
Any domain name can rank on Google if the domain follows Google rule so don't consider Google when you want to buy a domain name forget the FAQs about wither .com rank higher than .com.ng it is just a saying out of ignorance. The only thing that make you know the domain name to choose is the audience you want to target.
Can i rival the person using other extension with my Nigerian extension?
Yes you can rival the person using other domain name even of you are using a country specific domain. Blogging success does not depend on domain it depends on your site and the domain name is not your site it's just the name of your site. take note of that.
I have personally experimented with my site. I started blogging and my Alexa ranking was over 8 million but my competitors was around 1million globally who where using .com domain name but after some months of blogging i was able to rival them with my country specific domain name why? because a domain is just a sites name but what matters is the site.
Where Can i buy .com.ng or .ng domain name in Nigeria?
Perhaps with the above you have known the reason why you need a .com.ng or ng domain name and you want any if then for your Nigerian business you can get one from Domainking.Ng
How much is Domain names currently at domainKing?
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Woe not only on domainking but other hosts as well. i was surprise to see the change in price of domain name. though this price are not permanent bit for now bellow is the price chart of domainking.
Who needs .com and who needs .com.ng or .ng?
I have answered this question from my above inscription but i will say it again here!!.
those who uses .com.ng or ng domain name are those who want traffic from Nigeria but those who uses .com or other top level domains like .net.org are those who are targeting the global audience.
Can i Buy both.com.ng and .com for my blog?
Yes o you can buy both just like naijaloaded is doing. you can buy both domain names and redirect them to each other but this will have Search effect of your site.
The only reason why you should get the both is when you are already well known with one and you want to use the other then not to loose your traffic you can do redirection apart from that it's not advisable you get another domain name for your blog unless if your site is not yet popular.
Can i add ng to the back of my .com?Hahaha this is one of the most foolish but sensible questions i have ever had since i started blogging and before someone could ask me the above question probably there are tones of newbies who will still be in the same shoes that's why i want to officially announce the answer as "NO" You can not add .ng to your .com domain to make it .com.ng
Ones you get one that's yours no addition to already purchased domain no subtraction. In a simple sentence "you can't edit a domain name"
Conclusion Every paid domain name is equal. what makes the difference is your brand and the audience you want to target. So if you want to buy a domain name today ask yourself the audience you want to build , who did you want to see your site most in search engine after getting the answer on the audience you want then you can now decide.