I'm building a multinational site and will buy domain names pretty much all countries.
I've been looking around how big international sites does this and I have a question regarding second level domains.
If we take Peru as an example, they (according to Wikipedia" had domains like .net.pe, .com.pe .org.pe etc before. And "Starting from December 8, 2007 the registry accepts registrations directly at the second level.", which means I can now register just a ".pe" domain name.
But when I look at some big sites, many of them use the .com.pe and have bought the .pe -domain, but just use it as a redirect to the .com.pe.
As I see it, this makes sense if they already had the .com.pe and it doesn't matter for their SEO which one they use.
In my case, I'm starting a new site and will be able to buy both, so with "less is more" in mind, my first though is to go with just ".pe" and also buy ".com.pe" and just redirect it. Are there any disadvantages of this? I've never worked with SEO in countries like this before, so I'm thinking maybe I'm missing something here for the SEO. Have anyone of you worked with SEO in countries with these domain extensions before and have any thoughts?
Edit: If looking at Google, .com.pe works, but not .pe. In some other cases, they redirects (like Venezuela from .com.ve to .co.ve).
Many thanks in advance!