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Another Long One...But a Good On This Time...Or Am I Crazy?

Located in General Domain Discussion started by Dustie, Apr 21, 2019.

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  1. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Member VIP

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    Think of it this way:

    Would Amazon move its main site to, say, .shop?

    Is it really big deal that few people mistyped your email? Are you really losing deals? I never had issue with it, as normally people already have the spelling of my name in front of them and all I am telling them is my first name at my first name .com and then in few minutes I have email either in inbox or spam folder.

    Focus on dustie.com, don't create confusion.

    Google owns bunch of names and could buy almost any name, but they often choose subdomains or folders of google.com like /drive etc.

    Just think why they do it.

    You own your brand in .com without any long tail, that is all you need. Focus on creating content and upping the authority of your site and then enjoy the results.
     
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  2. johnnie018

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    Don’t give advices if unsure of what saying.
     
  3. Dustie

    Dustie Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I did see everyone's thoughts on NOT buying dusty.art at a premium price. Luckily .Art let recind the purchase since my credit card hadn't gone through and I thank everyone for helping me not to make that very rookie and expensive mistake!

    My website is simply a gallery for my art. I don't sell from it at the time being. It's way to hard to ship what I sell in most cases. Driftwood can be bulky and fragile. Though I've used it for 20 years, Dustie.com always sounded computer oriented to me. Dustie.Art, however, sounds art oriented to me. I like them both very much, and will use them both together and apart when the need arises.

    For my Art Website it's Dustie.Art. The email at the bottom though, is either/or .art /.com. So visit my site at www.dustie.art (or dustie.com) and tell me what you think?
     
  4. Recons.Com

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    1. The top browser line shows "not secure", which is not a good thing. Easily fixable with free ssl certificate and forcing all links into https. This makes your site also not search engine friendly. You also don't have much content to get indexed with anyway.

    2. your site is unranked by Alexa, meaning you probably get 0-10 visitors per day. Not sure why you need the website, if you are not using it for e-commerce or promoting it in any way.

    You are more concerned with things like people misspelling your email than really using the immense potential of online.
     
  5. Dustie

    Dustie Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Recons...thanks for telling me about the free ssl certificate. I'll check it out.

    I don't know if you read that I don't sell from this site though, so it's not really important that I get indexed by search engines. This site is a personal online Gallery which I can point local clients to. It was never meant to be seen beyond Northwest Arkansas. I have my business cards with my work at the actual Gallery where I sell and at the Farmer's Market and Arts and Craft fairs, I invite visitors to grab one of my cards and visit my website.

    Hopefully the site will encourage them to continue to visit the Gallery to view my future works, and perhaps to buy something that is displayed there now. My driftwood art does not, at this point, lend itself to online sale and shipping.

    I do, however, have a website that will benefit from all you mentioned and I will be working on it in the next few weeks. http:// www.beautifulbellavista.com, the fan site I built for visitors coming to Bella Vista, AR. So thanks for your help!
     
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  6. Recons.Com

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    That is all great. But still think outside of the box. Why not to create some pieces of shippable art, like smaller versions, glued onto a board in a frame, behind a glass or something? Put a blog there, write few ARTicles etc.
     
  7. Dustie

    Dustie Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Recons.com... That is definitely a very good goal to work toward. Before the Dustie.com situation I spent two weeks cleaning our oversized Garage and making half of it into a much more organized (floor to ceiling shelves) workshop. It is awesome, and I am going to get so much more work done in it when I can get back at it.

    As it is now though, the weather is so that, beginning tomorrow, I will be going out on all our local lakes and creeks to start building back my driftwood inventory. Besides doing art, I also sell"garden" pieces at our local Farmer's Market every Sunday. I've already reserved two camping trips in May to some serious driftwood hunting spots.

    I also need to create a half dozen new pieces to replace the pieces I've sold at the Gallery reciently. And I still have family, friends, and a husband who do demand some of my time...LOL! I've been in here a lot for a week, and they are starting to notice, expecially my husband. So tomorrow evening I've promised to go to my granddaughter's Art Show at her school...she's an artist too, and then out for ice-cream.

    i also am hoping to make some changes to BeautifulBellaVista if i've time to in the next couple of weeks.

    So trying to turn Dustie.art into a selling site will have to be on the back burner. A good time to do that would be when the weather turns colder...that's when Im cooped up indoors and spend a good portion of my time in the workshop or on the computer.
     
  8. WebFires

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    [email protected] is one of the best emails to have soooo not sure what you mean exactly
     
  9. MolaRam

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    As a business investment $1,600 is next to nothing.
     
  10. Dustie

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    ... Not for me! Would be nice if that were true...
     
  11. bmugford

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    That is a very simplistic point of view.
    It is only true if you generate enough revenue to justify it.

    Regardless of financial means, a waste of money is a waste of money.

    It is hard for me to see the value in a $1600 secondary domain.
    You already have the domains you need to build on, without the added expense.

    Brad
     
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  12. MapleDots

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    I only have one thing to say here....

    [email protected]

    Be prepared for issues with that as an email account.
    I see a number of businesses that own a .com and a new gTLD that are forwarding the .com to the new gTLD.

    However....

    They are still using the .com for email because the general public just have not grasped the new gTLD's yet.

    In closing..... also keep in mind that a short one word .com like what you have adds instant credibility. Most people using the new gTLD's do so because they do not have a great one word .com.

    SO I won't talk you out of it, just look at all the facts before you rebrand.

    Personally I would rather explain

    dustie - not dusty vs dustie.art not dustieart.com
     
  13. HotKey

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    huh? So what happened, now the .art registry has rebranded to dysty.com? This is all just nuts. I'm going to tiptoe to crypto.
     
  14. Dustie

    Dustie Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I hear what your saying. Nice thing about it though is I have both [email protected] and [email protected]. Both emails come to me, so if they do put in .com rather then .art, then I've still got it. Also, my art website is the only one that I'm going to be using Dustie.art for, and since I don't sell from there it won't be that big a deal if they type in dustieart.com. There's always the chance that it will bounce back and maybe they will take a closer look at the email address on the site.

    The other two websites I have, beautifulbellavista.com and realestateclipart.com are still using [email protected]. So I should be OK there. I'm just glad everyone in this thread dissuaded me from buying dusty.art. ;) That one would probably have cause problems since I didn't own the .com besides puting me more in debt!

    Oh, and that [email protected]...much head shaking at that one. ;)
     
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  15. Dustie

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    Love Tiptoe to Crypto! ;) Through the Tulips No Doubt! And, of course I went and looked it up... Tiptoethroughthetulips.com is for sale... 10,000.00. Must be a domainer! ;)

    TipToeThroughTheTulips.Art was available though, for GD reg price of 9.99. ;)
     
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  16. MapleDots

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    You're missing my point a bit

    If you use [email protected] chances are some of the emails will go to [email protected]

    [email protected] will be of no consequence

    I had a client that had a domain name at .associates and the email was always mixed up for them. it went to [email protected] instead of [email protected].

    So you see you would need to register dustieart.com so you could have [email protected] as well to cover all the bases.
     
  17. Dustie

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    Mapledots, I do know what you are saying. The problem is, I don't really like the name dustieart.com and don't want anyone to get the idea they can successfully use it and maybe pass it along to others. If it bounces back, perhaps they will take a closer look at my email address either on my card, or no my website, whereeer they found it. If they got it from me, I certainly told them to be sure to Not use .com but instead use .ART. I'm happy with only dustie.com and dustie.art for the time being.
     
  18. johnnie018

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    You say using first [email protected] name .art, terrible advices!
     
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    He will only learn through bad experience. At moment OP is blinkered after somehow buying new tld. He says he listens but nothing is being learned. Must fail first, only solutions!
     
  20. WebFires

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    Obviously .com is the best way but she wants to support .art as well so if she wants she could do [email protected] or .com
     
  21. Dustie

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    Yes, I think you can tell that I'm enamored by the .Art TLD and I'm very happy to have discovered it and even happier to find that dustie.art was available at 9.99. Now I am sold on using both dustie.com and dustie.art. Both are short, both are memorable and both are me.

    The way my website is visited is either by me giving someone one of my business cards, in which case both dustie.com and dustie.art will be on it. If anyone does get confused and types dustieart.com and nothing happens, they can just check the card to discover their mistake.

    The other way they will find my site is from my signature in my emails and it will be a live link that they can just click on. I think that will work for me. I'm thrilled to be who I've always been, Dustie.com, but also happy to add a new layer of interest to my name by using Dustie.Art also.
     
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  22. stub

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    I think you should probably add the mispelling emails, [email protected] to your list of emails, so that you don't miss those emails you've been so worried about. Or at least have a catchall, which redirects all emails @dustie.com/.art to [email protected]/.art. I don't like catchall emails that much because of the problems which can be caused occasionally with too much spam. Which is why I recommend adding these emails directly and dumping everything which is not sent to a valid email account. YMMV.
     
  23. Dustie

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    I will be keeping a close eye on things here on out. I'll also be asking all friends and family and even new acquaintances I get a chance to talk with at the Farmer's Market and the Gallery where I sell my art. It's a artist's coop and we all share time working there, so have a chance to often meet art enthusiasts and talk in length to them. They, and the folks who visit my booth at the Farmer's market, are my target audience. I will be really interested to learn more about what they think of the .ART TLD and what are their thoughts on my "rebranding" to reflect both .com and .art.
     
  24. stub

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    I wish you all the best with your future endeavours.
     
  25. Dustie

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    Thanks Stub! You've been a Chum...Fred fits you (or visa versa) Best with your future endeavors too!
     

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