Domain Extension & SEO Impacts

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I'm planning to register a domain extension for educational start up. But our brand name is not available with popular extension such as (.com, .org).
And most of the startups are using .co & .io extension for their business.

As per my understanding .CO stands for Colombia & .IO stands for British Indian Ocean Territory. If i register my website with any one of this & targeting people who living in Australia, Can i rank the website for local keywords?

Please advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It might be possible to rank but it is not a very good idea. Generally speaking, the TLD has no influence on how well a site will rank UNLESS is is a ccTLD (country code) TLD.

    You'd be much better off picking a different domain name without a country-specific TLD (unless it is .AU), and using an add-on word at the beginning or end.

    Check this article out - https://searchengineland.com/google-...ns-tlds-225671
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    Why don't you register for an alternative domain keyword name? It doesn't have to be exact.
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    You can choice .AU if your target business in Australia.or you can select any kind of TLD domain,Just remember that search engine give same priority all the TLD , just required proper SEO activity.
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