Below you can see a list of 2 char top level domains that were originally country TLDs but are treated like generic TLds (like .com) by google. It means they will rank the same wherever the google user is located on earth. Be cautious about the domain price on the second year of subscription.
- .ad => Originally from Andorra
- .as => Samoa. Warning. This may be an issue when you pronounce it.
- .bz => Belize. It could be used instead of .biz. It is a cheap tld. This jurisdiction is stable. Buy a .bz at namecheap
- .cc => Coco Islands. it is a cheap tld. Buy a .cc at namecheap
- .cd => Democratic republic of Congo
- .co => Colombia. Many webmasters use it instead of .com. This jurisdiction is stable. Buy a .co at namecheap
- .dj => Djibouti
- .eu => Europe. The operator is located in Belgium. Strong regional feeling for users. Buy a .eu domain at namecheap
- .fm => Micronesia. This is an expensive top level domain. Buy a .fm at namecheap
- .gg => Guernsey. It can be an generic alternative to co.uk. It is an expensive top level domain. Buy a .gg domain at namecheap
- .io => British indian ocean territory. Buy a .io domain namecheap
- .la => Laos
- .me => Macedonia. Buy a .me namecheap.
- .ms => Montserrat
- .nu => Island of Niue. Swedish jurisdiction. Generic TLDs for Swedish content. Buy a .nu at namecheap
- .sc => Seychelles. Stable jurisdiction.
- .sr => Suriname
- .su => Soviet union. It is operated the Russian Institute for Public Networks. Warning. They already took down domain names.
- .tv => It is used by many TV channels all over the world. Buy a .tv domain name at namecheap
- .tk => Warning. It was heavily used by spammers and malware sites. Bad reputation. Nevertheless, you can buy a .tk domain at namecheap if you want
- .ws => Warning. It was used by spammers, malware sites. Bad reputation. Buy a .ws domain at namecheap
Important things to know before buying one of those domains
The jurisdiction of those domains is very important. Even if those country TLDs are considered to be generic TLDs by Google it does not mean they fall under a “generic” law framework. The companies that operate those TLDs are liable to the local law enforcement authorities. The local government may decide to shut a domain name. In 2010, The Lybian authorities seized vb.ly for violating the Islamic Sharia law.