Let me clarify this first: I’m just asking for opinions and I I would appreciate it if you just answer hypothetically. I know I’m not in danger of anything and I know I worry for stupid stuff, I just want to know your answer, not whether I’m right or not. And I thank you in advance for your answer. You take time to write the answer I appreciate it a lot. Thank you very much.
Now the question. My blog is being published under a .com tld. Now you surely know how United States government has power over all com and net tlds (among other ones of course).1 and I have a problem with that. As an Iranian, I’ve seen many domain names of my fellow Iranians being seized for reasons like spreading misinformation or simply being Iranian.
For example, Iranian Bank Saman’s sb24.com domain was seized (or taken away) because of sanctions.
I’m paranoid and I worry for stupid stuff. I know I’m not in danger of anything but I just don’t like the fact that United States government can seize my domain name just because. Now, I was thinking about switching to .org (from my current .com) but well the authority behind .org is American as well. However, they don’t have a history of seizing domain names.
Should I change my .com to .org? Now that doesn’t really change the fact that US can easily seize the domain but should I do it? Will it make it harder?
There’s also ccTLDs like .se or .ch or .no. For example, Pirate Bay domains were seized and they switched to .se. Even with them in jail, their .se domain is still active so I think switching to .se (or similar ccTLDs) makes sense.
I also can switch to .ir (ccTLD for Iran) but you know how authoritative regimes act. I don’t want to jump from one problematic country to another.
Now my question is that if you were to start a blog, what domain extension would you choose, if you had to consider what I said as well as other factors.