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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't ".com" supposed to be for American sites?

 

I know for a fact that RuneScape is not an American game at all. I know it's British, I know this because of how everything is spelled in the game. I still use the American spelling as I think British spelling looks stupid, but that's irrelevant to the topic at hand.

So yeah, why isn't the website runescape.co.uk? Granted, you CAN pay with US dollars, but that doesn't make the site American.

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.us is actually the 'main' domain for us websites and equivalent of .co.uk

 

Some governmental things even seem to use it, for example Colorado sites seem toe have adopted .co.us

 

As was correctly pointed out .com always has been the international commercial site domain. People just associate it with America wrongly because many big commercial entities started as American only (ie Amazon) and thus had .com and then when they spread more globally and need localised sites they opted to use .co.uk, .it etc to support the localised sites whilst the original american one stayed on .com.

 

But that being said there are plenty of retail sites where .com will automatically bounce you out to your countries localised site.

 

And was quite correctly pointed out Runescape.co.uk does work, along with many others like runescape.it, runescape.fr, runescape.us etc

Basically loads and loads of country local domains, including the american .us and the british .co.uk auto feed back to the .com commercial domain stie.

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'.com' stands for 'commercial' and is applied to all online businesses so I guess that could be the reason why.  :?:

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As stated above, ".com" is for international sites. RuneScape is a big online game which has international customers, therefore ".com" is the DNS that makes the most sense.

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http://Runescape.co.uk works perfectly fine. Why don't you do some testing before asking something?

But that redirects to .com, I was referring to the main site.

 

 

.us is actually the 'main' domain for us websites and equivalent of .co.uk

 

Some governmental things even seem to use it, for example Colorado sites seem toe have adopted .co.us

 

As was correctly pointed out .com always has been the international commercial site domain. People just associate it with America wrongly because many big commercial entities started as American only (ie Amazon) and thus had .com and then when they spread more globally and need localised sites they opted to use .co.uk, .it etc to support the localised sites whilst the original american one stayed on .com.

 

But that being said there are plenty of retail sites where .com will automatically bounce you out to your countries localised site.

 

And was quite correctly pointed out Runescape.co.uk does work, along with many others like runescape.it, runescape.fr, runescape.us etc

Basically loads and loads of country local domains, including the american .us and the british .co.uk auto feed back to the .com commercial domain stie.

 

This explanation is perfect, thank you.

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http://Runescape.co.uk works perfectly fine. Why don't you do some testing before asking something?

But that redirects to .com, I was referring to the main site.

Yeah that's exactly the point, runescape.co.uk or runescape.us all redirect to the main .com site, which is used for the reasons Sy explained.

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