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Thread: Do you only go in for .com's?

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    I prefer .com but if that isn't available I like to go for .net and if that isn't even available I will go for a .org but usually I like to have all 3 domains empty that way no one can get confused and go to the wrong site.
    Hmm, interesting. I personally don't think that .org domains are very good unless they're either for an organisation, or if it's a really powerful domain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Plus, .com is usually assumed when typing a link.
    Agreed. When I owned a .net site a few months ago I found I was getting around 50% of the type-in traffic I was getting on my .com sites. If people hear about a website, they'll usually just type in the .com automatically.

  2. #22
    also agree with steven. And sometime we get wrong in typing site url, right? When we want to enter (for example) abc. net , sometime we type it abc. com . Hehe...

    For flipping site purpose, .com is also more expensive

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    Both Steven and Akira have a point here. .com
    I share Steven thoughts that .org have somewhat professional and good-looking at the same time.

    But yes, .com's are better for marketing and commercial use, hence the 3 letters. :P

  4. #24
    actually, domain extentions have it purpose

    com is for commercial
    edu is for education site
    tv is for tv channel
    org is for organization etc...

    but i think it's no longer important. Just see, there is many tv hcannel, organization, life story blog, etc which using com

  5. #25
    yes.. go for .com
    anyway price for .com and the other domain extension is not really different.. so why bother to think about other domain..

    except like akira says.. if you make educational site.. for sure you need to use .edu

    easier for ppl to remember..
    it's not like -> "errr.. is his site .net or .org ???"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TsubasaOzora View Post
    yes.. go for .com
    anyway price for .com and the other domain extension is not really different.. so why bother to think about other domain..

    except like akira says.. if you make educational site.. for sure you need to use .edu

    easier for ppl to remember..
    it's not like -> "errr.. is his site .net or .org ???"
    My my... do we have a trashtalking case here?


    Quote Originally Posted by TsubasaOzora View Post
    anyway price for .com and the other domain extension is not really different.. so why bother to think about other domain..
    Usually, .net domains are 1-2 bucks less than .coms, and the majority of the registars offer .infos for 1.99$.


    Quote Originally Posted by TsubasaOzora View Post
    except like akira says.. if you make educational site.. for sure you need to use .edu
    You can't register .edu domains just like that. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.edu#Accreditation

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    When I buy domains, I normally buy the .com, .net, .org, .us if they are all, available. It prevents domain squatters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDisk View Post
    When I buy domains, I normally buy the .com, .net, .org, .us if they are all, available. It prevents domain squatters.
    Agreed. I used to run a site on a very brandable domain, yet it was a .net (I bought the domain off a reseller). I then realised that the type in traffic was really low on my site compared to all the other sites I ran, so I did some research and the .com had a parked domain that had a really high alexa rank, which had been rising since I started getting good traffic on the .net

    What this basically means is that people were trying in .com instead of .net, so I was losing out on a load of traffic

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    Envato uses .net for all of their marketplaces. so I don't really think it's a major hindrance.

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    Concerning the last few posts:

    Even though Problogger is also registered with the.com extension, does some of you know why we are redirected to the .net version?

    My guess is that first, Mr. Rose had only registered the .net domain, but he turned out to be pretty successful anyway, and raised enough money to buy the .com (it must have been pricy). :P

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