.LA has become a popular extension to represent Los Angeles, and it’s also a ccTLD (country code top level domain) and the internet country code for Laos.
Why choose a .la domain extension?
If you’re in or near Los Angeles, .LA is a great way to give your website some Southern California branding.
In addition to Laos and Los Angeles, .LA could represent Louisiana or Latin America.
Create hacks like grano.LA or umbrel.LA.
About .LA domain names
Although there is some use of this TLD for websites associated with Laos, it is mostly used outside this arena. CentralNic, the registry for .LA, has marketed this domain for the city of Los Angeles (LA). .LA lets you tell the world not only who you are, but WHERE you are. The domain's popularity has grown since its launch in 1996 and continues to draw new registrations.
If you have a trademark, you need to protect it. Protecting your identity, as well as that of your business online is just as important as protecting your personal identity. By registering ccTLDs you are taking one more step toward preserving your trademark. It is much wiser to be the initial purchaser of a domain, than attempting to acquire it after someone else has.
Another great use for ccTLDs is acquiring shorter names. It is near impossible to register common words in more prevalent domains such as .NET or .COM. It is much more likely to find these types of domains available in a ccTLD. Similarly, domain hacks are much easier to find in ccTLDs.
There are no restrictions on .LA domain name registrations
Anyone in the world is welcome to register a .LA, similar to .COM, .NET, or .ORG.