Why choose a .im domain?
As the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Isle of Man, .im is well-recognized and trusted by locals of the self-governing island. This makes it a great option for any business operating or targeting audiences in the region. These days, however, .im is used by brands and businesses of all kinds. From clever domain hacks to personal websites and businesses that offer instant messaging (IM) services, there are plenty of ways you can put .im to good use.
.im facts, stats & history
Although .im is the official ccTLD for the Isle of Man, .im has also gained popularity among companies who offer instant messaging (IM) services. These companies typically domain hack the .im extension to create a short, memorable URL. .im is also commonly used in Italian-, German-, and French-speaking countries to market real estate services.
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Is .im right for you?
A .im domain is perfect if you’re building a website that targets audiences who live on the Isle of Man, however a .im domain extension offers all kinds of creative domain hacks.
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Buying a .im domain name opens up a wide range of opportunities for businesses targeting Isle of Man locals. But it's equally useful for personal sites (with .im being used as “I’m") or businesses that offer instant messaging services ("IM" is a commonly used as an abbreviation for instant messaging).
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FAQ - Learn more about .im domains
.im is the country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) for the Isle of Man, a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea. It’s best suited for local Isle of Man businesses or those looking to reach residents of the island. However, there are plenty of creative domain hacks for .im as well.
A .im domain name is an excellent choice for businesses based in Isle of Man as they look to build trust and loyalty among residents. Brands whose name ends in “im” can also domain hack the extension to make their URL short and appealing.
Registration of .im domains is open to every individual or company without any location restriction.
Yes, you can buy your branded .im domain names on Shopify.
Registering an .im domain via Shopify gets you a free SSL certificate. On other platforms, SSL certificates can cost you hundreds of dollars a year.