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The term geo-domain refers to domain names that are the same as those of geographic locations, such as cities and countries. It is unrelated to country code top level domains (ccTLDs).
Examples of geo-domains include: Atlanta.com, LosAngeles.com, Texas.com and Memphis.org.
Since geographical domain names are limited in number and have good name recognition, geo-domains are highly valued, with .com and .net extension geo-domains valued the most highly.
Geo-domains can provide a virtual representation of the locations they serve– for example, Hawaii.com is heavily tourism focused, while Syracuse.com and Madison.com have more local content. Collectively, geographic domain names are estimated to represent approximately over 500 million dollars a year in gross hotel bookings alone.
Related domain name term: geo-targeted domain