You have probably seen domain names that end with extensions other than the usual [dot]com, [dot]org or [dot]net. Specifically and probably one of the most common is bit.ly, the company that helps you transform your long URLs into shorter, catchier links whose statistics you can then analyze for traffic.
Well, did you know that .ly is actually the Country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for the North African Country Libya? And just in case you were wondering if you too could own a domain with a similar extension, the answer is yes. In this article, I will share five African domain names that can help you standout. I will also share some examples of each ccTLD that were still available for registration at the time of publishing this article.
1. .ly ccTLD for Libya
I just thought I would continue right from where I had stopped in my introduction. The ongoing civil wars ravaging this country are the only sad bit about this once prosperous oil-rich country. According to Statista, Libya’s GDP grew from approximately US$93Billion in 1984 and peaked at US$220.5 in 2007 (Apple by comparison had a net income of US$3.5Billion in the same year). This astronomical wealth has unfortunately dropped to US$34.75Billion in 2020.
On the brighter side, the number of words that end in LY accord us numerous options to grab brandable domains.
Added[dot]ly, adhoc[dot]ly affab[dot]ly, algal[dot]ly, alien[dot]ly, aloof[dot]ly, amiab[dot]ly, Antic[dot]ly, Apert[dot]ly, Apeta[dot]ly, Apish[dot]ly, April[dot]ly, Areal[dot]ly, Artsi[dot]ly, Atter[dot]ly, Axial[dot]ly, Azure[dot]ly, Baggi[dot]ly, Bairn[dot]ly, Balmi[dot]ly, Banal[dot]ly, Barmi[dot]ly, Barru[dot]ly, Basal[dot]ly
2. .ng ccTLD for the Federal Republic of Nigeria
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nigeria as of 1st July 2020 was the 6th most populous country in the world with over 214million people. Nigeria is also home to Africa’s largest and most populous city, Lagos, estimated by World Atlas to have a 21million strong population as of June 2019. The country, according to Wikipedia is also the world’s 12th largest producer of petroleum and has the 10th largest proven reserves.
Thankfully, this populous nation also accords as an equally limitless number of domain names that end in NG. Below are some of the examples that can help you stand out.
driftraci[dot]ng, dunebashi[dot]ng, mountaineeri[dot]ng, representi[dot]ng, trailblazi[dot]ng, Aboundi[dot]ng, Abridgi[dot]ng, Abseili[dot]ng, Absolvi[dot]ng, Absorbi[dot]ng, Accenti[dot]ng, Accepti[dot]ng, Accessi[dot]ng, Accordi[dot]ng, Achievi[dot]ng, Acquiri[dot]ng, Actuati[dot]ng, Adjoini[dot]ng, Adjusti[dot]ng, Admitti[dot]ng, Adsorbi[dot]ng, Advanci[dot]ng, Affecti[dot]ng, Affirmi[dot]ng, Affordi[dot]ng, Alighti[dot]ng, Allotti[dot]ng, Analysi[dot]ng, Analyzi[dot]ng, Anchori[dot]ng, Animati[dot]ng, Electi[dot]ng, Anointi[dot]ng, Answeri[dot]ng, Appeali[dot]ng, Approvi[dot]ng, Ascendi[dot]ng, Ascribi[dot]ng, Assisti[dot]ng
3. .ke ccTLD for Kenya
This East African Country is probably best known for its safaris. Tourists from all over the world get to enjoy the best of Africa’s big five mammals (cape buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions and rhinoceros) all in one location. The most popular of Kenya’s game-viewing locations is the Maasai Mara, which is home to the spectacular wildebeest migration. Tourists in their thousands flock this game park from late July to early September to witness the wildebeest migrate North and from late October to early November as they migrate back South. The migration occurs across open plains where prides of lions lie in wait to prey on hordes of wildebeest. The migrating wildebeest also cross the treacherous Mara River where hungry crocodiles pick out the less fortunate of the migrating herd. This entire spectacle despite the vicious cycle of predator-prey is a must-see.
The Kenyan ccTLD offers us a number of domain name options, thanks to the countless numbers of words that end in KE.
DirtBi[dot]ke, SuperBi[dot]ke, Turnpi[dot]ke, Adobeli[dot]ke, Adultli[dot]ke, Aerobra[dot]ke, Airstri[dot]ke, Antismo[dot]ke, Brookli[dot]ke, Canebra[dot]ke, Childli[dot]ke, Corncra[dot]ke, Earthli[dot]ke, Flameli[dot]ke, Flintli[dot]ke, Forespa[dot]ke, Forespo[dot]ke, Friedca[dot]ke, Fruitca[dot]ke, Fruitli[dot]ke, Giantli[dot]ke, Graywac[dot]ke, Grubsta[dot]ke, Handspi[dot]ke, Jonnyca[dot]ke, Keystro[dot]ke, Kittiwa[dot]ke, Lookali[dot]ke, Mapleli[dot]ke, Shortca[dot]ke
4. .so ccTLD for Somalia
Popularly referred to as the “Horn of Africa”, Somalia is home to the continent’s longest coastline (3,333Km/2,071Mi). The country is unfortunately also infamous for sea piracy, leading to the production of some blockbuster movies including Captain Phillips (2013) and The Pirates of Somalia (2017) among others. The national economy is nevertheless heavily reliant on the export of live animals, accounting for 38.6% of total exports according to Worlds Top Exports.
Thanks to a number of unique words that end in SO this domain name gives us some great results.
INeverToldYou[dot]so, Spirito[dot]so, Doloro[dot]so, HotEspres[dot]so, HotExpres[dot]so, Gracio[dot]so, Maesto[dot]so, Pastit[dot]so, Vigoro[dot]so, Amoro[dot]so, OriginalCalyp[dot]so, Chami[dot]so, Meste[dot]so, Nitro[dot]so, DeepBas[dot]so, LongCan[dot]so, TheCus[dot]so, HelpForDip[dot]so, Kus[dot]so
5. .ma ccTLD for The Kingdom of Morocco
This North African country at the entrance of the Mediterranean sea is perhaps best known for its Medinas, which are historical downtown districts ladden with an assortment of jewelry, rugs, leather products and other handicrafts. Moroccan-style archtecture too is themed with elaborate arching building patterns and colorful ceramic tiles. Electrical machinery accounts for the Kingdom’s top exports bringing in US$5.3billion according to Worlds Top Exports. Morocco is also home to some popular tourist destinations such Casablanca, Marrakesh and Fes.
This ccTLD gives us quite a number of options when it comes to memorable domain names
Cyclora[dot]ma, Docudra[dot]ma, Exanthe[dot]ma, Grandma[dot]ma, Hybrido[dot]ma, BestMelodra[dot]ma, Monodra[dot]ma, Penulti[dot]ma, Protone[dot]ma, ComfyPyja[dot]ma, AllPlas[dot]ma, MonoChro[dot]ma, RecipiesByGrand[dot]ma
Additionally, MA is the U.S. Postal Service abbreviation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As you can imagine, this gives us limitless possibilities for brands or services that want to stand out in this State.
Some more examples
GreatBrunch[dot]ma, LawPractice[dot]ma, Hospitals[dot]ma, Retirement[dot]ma, HealthInsurance[dot]ma, Mortgages[dot]ma, Movers[dot]ma, Robotics[dot]ma, Headhunting[dot]ma, HumanResources[dot]ma, VentureCapital[dot]ma, InvestmentBanking[dot]ma, HealthyDiets[dot]ma, WorkFromHome[dot]ma, StayHomeMum[dot]ma
That just about wraps it up!
Thanks for taking time to read this article. I hope you have been inspired to try out these African Domain Names. Whereas they are country-specific, there are no restrictions to their registration regardless of your country of origin.
Just to reiterate, all the examples shared in this article were available for registration at the time of publication. To grab your African Domain, simply visit Netim, a domain name registrar and hosting service provider, key in any of these examples and proceed to make your purchase.
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