You may be about to buy the first domain name for your e-commerce brand and in the back of your mind you're thinking, "What if this takes off and I want to go global?"
In that case, if you have any plans to grow beyond just your primary country of origin then you need to consider the domain name availability in all other markets.
Despite the fact that Shopify allows you to publish shops to subdomains, I'm a great believer in securing in-country top-level domains for each of your target markets as they impart a level of trust to domestic customers.
Normally it's a pain in the a$$ to go to your domain registrar and check each possible country to see if your domain is available.
Luckily there's a great tool out there that has been around since 2012 that will save you a ton of time checking if your domain name is still available in your countries of choice.
Knowem.com is pitched as a tool that allows you to check for the use of your brand, product, personal name or username instantly on over 500 popular and emerging social media websites.
In fact, it makes its money by having you pay them to set up your social media profiles on up to 300 social platforms.
Domain Name Availability
However, it also has the ability to check if your brand domain name is available in a whole bunch of countries.
Just go to https://knowem.com/checkdomainavailability.php and enter your brand name and Knowem will quickly tell you where your domain is available.
Then simply go and register the ones you want and spend the three hours you just saved having a nap.