Reserve your .com domain name
.com is a generic extension available for all uses. It is the most used extension in the world.
Included with your domain name
Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).
Protection against theft
Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.
Redirect your domain name to a webpage of your choice.
The life cycle of .com
Creating your .com domain name
|Booking Period||1 to 10 years|
|Renewal Period||1 to 10 years|
|Domain size||2 to 63 characters|
|Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported||Yes|
.com domain name renewal
|Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:||✓|
|Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.||✓|
|Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.||✓|
|Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com||✓|
|Renew via your Control Panel||✓|
.com domain name transfer
|Time to complete the transfer||5 - 10 days|
.com domain name owner change
.com domain name reactivation
|Redemption period||30 days|
|Reactivation by the owner||✓|
About .com domains
The .com extension is the most well-known domain name. Since it was one of the first ever top-level domain names, it is also the most used and recognisable one. Since 1985, the .com domain has been mainly used for businesses. Today, it is used for both commercial and non-commercial uses. When it was created, the .com extension was managed by the US Department of Defence. Now, its management has been handed over to Verisign and it is governed by American jurisdiction.
Why choose a .com domain name
The .com extension is the gold standard. If you want to reach the widest possible audience for your organisation's website or your business, buying a .com domain is the way to go. Internet users have become accustomed to using the .com domain by default. By using the .com extension, you will make it easier for visitors to remember your website name. Even if you prefer to use another extension for your web presence, reserving the equivalent .com domain is a good practice to ensure that your visitors do reach your site. This ensures that you don't miss out on visits or potential sales. Registering a .com domain will bring you optimal credibility and visibility in reaching a large non-specific audience.