I understand that many Cardano-based projects have domain names that have the .io extension. I understand the pattern: io is an abbreviation for input/output, the parent company of Cardano is Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), and that many of the IOHK-owned websites are hosted on .io domain names, e.g., iohk.io, daedaluswallet.io, atalaprism.io and mantisclient.io (with the exception being cardano.org).
That said, I thought .com was still the preferred domain extension throughout the world. The cost for .io domains is 5x more than the cost for .com domains. The .io domain is a country-code domain for the British Indian Ocean Territory. Why are people not using .com more often for their Cardano-based projects? The nod to IOHK and the trend to use .io seems to outweigh the popularity and savings in .com. I am hoping to get some feedback from people.
This is related to my Cardano-based project. I have the .com. Do I really need the .io? My project is on a shoestring budget!