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August 17th, 2008, 06:37 PM #1Going with .net or .us domain?
I had been researching the differences between .com, .net, and maybe even .us domain names. I suspect the search engines could care less about the domain extension your site uses. The only reason I have seen so far to go with .com is because that's what people are accustomed to typing in on the address bar.
Any other real good reason to go with a .com and thereby settling with a variation of the name you want as opposed to going with a .net or .us extension and getting the name you want?
August 17th, 2008, 06:47 PM #2
Originally Posted by SeymourButts
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August 17th, 2008, 09:38 PM #3
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My only concern is that you launch the ideal domain name under .us or .net - and later on, readers try to find it again using the .com. They would reach either a parked domain or someone else's site (lost traffic).
I find variations haven't been all that tough to come up with - and I wouldn't be too keen to brand a site that already exists under .com.
Just my two cents worth!
August 17th, 2008, 09:43 PM #4Originally Posted by teezonePeace,
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August 17th, 2008, 09:47 PM #5
Unless you're going to run an extremely unique site where people will go to the trouble of hunting you down, I'd stick with .com if possible.
ProBlogger comes to mind..... even though I read his site a LOT, if I type in that address by hand, I still catch myself typing .com at the end. (He now owns the .com which forwards it to the .net BTW)
August 17th, 2008, 10:38 PM #6
Thanks for all of the input. I appreciate it.
August 18th, 2008, 12:18 AM #7
As I see it .net and .org are used when the .com is taken. So, it looks like they are going after a successful .com. You might inquire with Citzenhawk as they do battle with typo squatters.
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