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  1. #1
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    Quick question

    When I am buying my domain name, (I am thinking of purchasing .com) should I also buy the .net, .info, and .org?

    Because at check out, I get the add 3 more for only $15.99.

    I am new and a full time single mom so I want to make smart choice and not waste money.

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    .com at the minimum because people to this day still type in .com by default when trying to remember a website.

    Purchasing additional domain extensions, ie: .com/.net/.org/.info etc (there are over 200) can help protect your 'brand' and your traffic.

    Should your site become popular, there will be those out there that will grab available extensions in hopes of also grabbing your traffic by outranking you. First to go will be the .net, then the cheapest - usually .info.

    Personal suggestion is to register the .com and .net. When your site starts to make money pick up the available .org, .info, .biz extensions. If your site is making enough money, then suggest trademarking the domain with or without the extension. You can do so online for about $300. Contact an attorney at that time.

    Quote Originally Posted by littlered View Post
    Because at check out, I get the add 3 more for only $15.99.
    Note: That's for a new registration. You will pay full price when renewal time comes around.

    Think ahead and remember, there are scumbags out there who WILL take advantage of you without batting an eye...
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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    I agree with Convergence, his statement is true.
    On the other hand, I did not but any .net/.info/.org/.etc.... extensions
    and I don't think you need to shell out the money for them unless you
    have an absolute awesome domain that you think everyone is out to get.

    One experience I have had with a domain of mine: [I'll call it] "1stword-2ndword.com" [includes hyphen]
    is that someone else built a similar site using "1stword2word.com" without
    the hyphen. That annoyed me but there was nothing I could do.
    Then I saw "1stword2ndword.com" up for sale and figured I had prevailed.
    I did not buy that domain in case the owner was hoping I would do so.

    littlered, if you are just starting out and you are a single mom, my advice would be to minimize your expenses.
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    Ok,
    Do I also purchase an email with the domain site or do I do that with who I use as my host?

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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Your domain [hosting of that domain] should come with email names -- lots of them.
    You don't purchase a separate email.

    What I do is use the email and also forward the email into a gmail account
    [I connect the email accounts -- the ones that come with the domain
    to gmail because I like the sorting/searching capability of gmail]

    You can also use your hosting email with some affiliate networks but others
    only will work with you if your email matches your domain.

    If you have separate hosting from your registered domain, you still should
    get the email names.

    Have you been reading the info on the packages you are considering?
    If separate is confusing then buy the hosting from a registrar like 1&1 so that everything is
    together [that's what I did].

    Here is some general info on web hosting:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_hosting_service
    Last edited by Rhia7; May 30th, 2012 at 02:17 PM.
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    Who are you using as a registrar? As mentioned some charge a higher price the second year. If you are on a limited budget I would hold off on buying the other domains until you make some money from the site.

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    I bought my domain name from godaddy.com Yes, they are a little high in price, but I just bought one domain name. I want to focus on one and go slowly until I get up to go. I am just going to move my blog from spotblog to a domain site so that I can place ads. I will use a different company to host my site.

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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    Check sites like Sedo or similar where they have domains and site for sale, some go for less than $100.

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