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    looking for general opinions here-
    If you were building a new site on a non .com whcih address would be your preferred .us, .info, .biz, .org, .net?

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    I've always been partial to .orgs. No reason why, just am.

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    My personal two cents worth is that it depends on the nature of the site:

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>.us is a good, strong branding to use for a site, either commercial or informational.
    <LI>.biz is a bit of a flop in my opinion. It's pretty uncommon, even though it's been around for a while.
    <LI>.org is going to be enforcing nonprofit organisations only for new registrations, so it's going to become much less commercialised in the future.
    <LI>.info is a good TLD for content sites, maybe content with a sales spin.
    <LI>.net is completely lame unless you happen to provide internet infrastructure.[/list]

    You really can't beat .com for brandablity though, and more .coms are becoming free all the time. I think then consider .us or .info and ignore the rest.

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    Postscript: .org, .net and .biz smack a little of "well, the .com name was taken so we had to settle for this," whereas I think that .info and .us are more along the lines of "we didn't want the .com address anyway because this is more relevant" [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Thanks Dynamoo
    I've always stuck with dot com in my own sites, but am seeing more and more affilaites with the others and it's interesting to hear third party opinions.

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