Generally, a domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control on the Internet.
Have seen the trend of Dot My domain in Malaysia lately? What so great about it? It’s more expensive than the dot com, yet many individual and enterprise act fast to get them, especially the premium one.
Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Domain names are organized in subordinate levels (subdomains) of the DNS root domain, which is nameless. The first-level set of domain names are the top-level domains (TLDs), including the generic top-level domains (gTLDs), and such as the prominent domains com, info, net and org, and the country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) – in Malaysia, the domain with country code domains will be called com.my or net.my and et cetera (Klensin, 2003).
Some advantages of purchasing a domain are making websites much more professional-looking, easier to find, makes it easier to move the site in the future should the owner care to, helps website master to keep their RSS subscribers if they move to another domain, acts as a powerful branding tool, and obscures the fact that the website admin will not be paying for their website hosting.
A few domain providers even offer protection of digital assets. They protect a user’s digital assets and take control of their legacy. They can help create a list of the user’s digital assets and decide if they want to transfer each asset to an heir or have them destroyed after the user’s passing. It somewhat saves family and friends from enormous amounts of time and hassle in recovering data, have personal online accounts discreetly deleted upon the user’s passing and help craft the user’s digital legacy by making sure certain accounts do not remain part of their online presence.
Local domain hosting is also recommended for small services and companies. Beside the website response time or speed is faster, the hosting plan or features offered by Malaysian domain service providers are sufficient enough to meet small company’s needs. Budget does not come to primary in this decision, the website response time, provider service, data center infrastructure and server performance the usual main concern. Malaysia web hosting providers can now provide the standard requirement for a normal website need at the reasonable price, including a unique domain name for easy tracking.
Benefits of dot My domain
1. Dot my domain is local seo friendly.
2. Better for branding because it’s easier to remember.
3. look elegant with shorter and local extension.
4. Have chance to go for premium domain with this new extension.
1. Expensive. Cost you around RM70 a year (standard price)
2. No whois protection so far. Your full name can be found behind your dot my domain.