WEB Your definitive thoughts on .COM vs. .NET

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  1. $entenza

    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    Is .com really the "rodeo drive" of domains?? and does a global site really have to have it? Facebook for example is essentially a network but would it be the same if it were facebook.net?? or is it just a question of how it's marketed and what people associate it to? OR does it not even matter??
     
  2. nashstradamus

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    i think a .com can is automatically ranked higher but i could be wrong
     
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    .com > all
     
  4. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Fatwallet.com has a traffic rank of: 1,918
    Slickdeals.net has a traffic rank of: 1,071
     
  5. rwdftw

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    it depends on your site's target audience. If your target audience gets to your site through google then it doesn't matter. If they have to type it in then you must have a .com
     
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    use and market the .com, but register the .net and forward it to the .com
     
  7. Vtec44

    Vtec44 OG!

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    .com is OG
     
  8. Supergeek

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    I came here to post this.

    For a site I think may become popular, I use .com. For my link-building and traffic-generating that doesn't really have a future, I buy whatever's cheapest. Like 80 cent .info's.
     
  9. JesterFX

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    for "real" sites, always .com when you can. Yes, all the other TLDs can work fine if you have a great site/product/service but .com IS where it is at.

    Besides the trendy or clever name variations, for the most part those big sites that are using .net only did because they couldn't get the .com. I doubt many would choose .net over .com if they could. And those that do end up with only .net and then get super popular probably end up sending a ton of free traffic to whoever owns the .com lol.

    In the end it really just matters what content there is. If it's great then the people that want it will remember it regardless.
     
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    obviously there are exceptions, del.icio.us? how many .us sites are acutally worthwhile?
     
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    I'm still sad I missed out on buying airb.us domain lol :(. Not worth anything but thought it was cool.
     
  12. XO

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    iirc all of the four letter .us domains were taken during the land rush :o

    i submitted a reservation for an.us, but neustar decided to keep all two letter domains in an attempt to sell to the govt :mamoru:
     
  13. $entenza

    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    thanks guys.. :) the reason i'm asking is that i have a killer site idea but the .COM is taken (the guy wants upwards of $10k for it) and the .NET is taken aswell.. (guy wants 2.5k for it) and i really need the name! so basically i find $10K.. :hs:
     
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    Most americans still think everything ends in .com anyway, so I stick with that.
     
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    also, ask yourself... how many super large websites do you know of that aren't .com?

    //edit: aside from ones that play off of the .us or whatever... like del.icio.us
     
  16. Jesse

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    Was just making a point, son.
     
  17. JesterFX

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    was on ebay and I forgot to up my bid and got sniped lol.

    an.us would have been kick ass! (pun intended of course)
     
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    Does the site idea require a specific domain for some reason or just the one you liked for it?
     
  19. rwdftw

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    search.com didn't beat google
    auctions.com didn't beat ebay

    the name itself is not important, just as long as it sounds ok it can be a random set of letters and it'll still work. Just come up with a random 5-6 letters word(all 4 letter combinations have been registered up) and use that.
     

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