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After .com, It is .CO, .IO?

Labeled as question in Domain Extensions started by Aboutdomains, Apr 15, 2019.

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  1. Aboutdomains

    Aboutdomains Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi Everyone,
    I am not in domain business for a long time and now I would like to see, after .com, what is the best domain extension? .co or .io ??? I mean for domain investor.
    Thank you for your sharing
     
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  2. AuctionBio

    AuctionBio Top Member VIP

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    .co .io is only for high premium words and specially if you want to invest in .io than better stick with only tech premium words. Only 1 word domains are recommended as well.
     
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  4. Shaun Lun

    Shaun Lun Established Member

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    Personally I'd go for .co after .com, considering it's available before exploring .io. This is for general cases but there may be very few instances I'd consider .io before .co.
     
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  7. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    I think there is not a simple answer, it depends on where you are and the area of specialization.
    • In many parts of the world the country code is the first choice.
    • In general, I would say .org is next.
    • For tech startups probably .io (mainly single word)
    • For artificial intelligence startups, possibly .ai (but only AI related)
    • For companies with some sort of network, possibly still .net
    • For companies that can't afford .com in general, probably .com
    • In a few cases one of the new gTLD may be best.
     
  8. Aboutdomains

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    Thank you all for your advices. It is clear for me now.
     
  9. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Member VIP

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    1. .com
    2 .org
    3. .co
    4. .io
    5. .top (syke)
     
  10. Bernard Wright

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    I just compared recent .net sales to .co sales on Namebio. It looks like .net still has .co by a small margin. It also appears to me that .co might be better than .net for one-word names, a la .io.

    I'm not advocating .net, but why isn't there more consideration for .net on NP given the sales trends?
     
  11. Shackleton

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    Avoid .co like the plague in my opinion
     
  12. Keith

    Keith Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    As a seasoned domainer, I’d rarely opt for .co. It’s better to go with .org, .io, maybe even .tv...before .co imo.
     

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