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.CO or .ORG ?

Labeled as poll in Domain Extensions, started by Top10, Dec 14, 2017

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.CO or .ORG ?

  1. .co

    48 votes
    46.6%
  2. .org

    55 votes
    53.4%
Total: 103 vote(s)
  1. Michael M

    Michael M Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I would personally add a third option to the poll "Choose a different domain name in .com"

    .co is going to bleed to much traffic over to the .com

    .org is not the best extension for a company, IMO.
     
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  2. AIS01

    AIS01 domainer VIP

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    i Think .co better for company name.:xf.smile:
     
  3. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    .com.co/.co - both are for Colombia... apriori.
     
  4. DomainFQ.com

    DomainFQ.com Contact : [email protected] VIP

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    .co is better for company
     
  5. golan

    golan GolanMedia.com VIP

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    For business, for commercial enterprise, of course .co.
    .org might be good for some information business, something more humanitarian.
     
  6. CrazyTech

    CrazyTech Wordpress & Web Hosting Guy VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You can play off of .co with a business, it even sounds a little trendy. .org doesn't have that edge, and it's often associated with nonprofits.

    Easy choice.
     
  7. Branko Jovanovic

    Branko Jovanovic Established Member

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    Long answer short, .org is for non-profit organizations, so better go with .co if you are a company or a business which makes profit.
     
  8. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Top Contributor VIP

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    That's the tough one, as these are my go-to extensions when .COM is taken.

    I haven't read the thread yet, but I assume there are a lot of "old man yelling at the kids to stay off my .ORG lawn" posts, but everyday I see more for-profit businesses on .ORG,. I wouldn't run a monster e-commerce biz like Amazon off it, but for a small to medium consulting, hosting, domain-related, business development, branding, crypto, etc. biz it works nicely as you have a significantly higher choice of premium domains for cheap and SEO is ultra high-end.

    As for .CO, it's a great second choice as it's increasingly being recognized as the "place to go when the .COM is taken", but demand is rising and it's tougher to find a good deal on premium names.

    Personally, if it's within budget, buy both the .ORG and .CO, then experiment with what gives you the best result and redirect the other one.
     
  9. daica85

    daica85 Owner of NameCab.com VIP

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    .org is my choice. it looks worthier than .co
     
  10. YYDevelop

    YYDevelop Established Member

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    i think i would rather .org or .net domain and not .co
     
  11. codoamins

    codoamins Established Member

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    i think i would rather .co domain and not .org

    In fact, the .co end users I sell are much larger than .org
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2018
  12. miklcct

    miklcct Established Member

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    I won't get .co unless the site is targeted for Colombia.
     
  13. sharjeep

    sharjeep Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That is me, when it comes to .org domains. Its the Public Interest Registry and maybe its old-school thinking, but when a see a for-profit commerce site sitting on an .org domain, I figure its some kind of scam site.
     
  14. domains21

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    The most recent advertisement I have seen of a .org was for a charity and so I still mostly associate .org with that. However, I am seeing a lot of organisations using .org more for the corporate ends of their business, for which it clearly works, but as a front-face to the public, .org is still strange to me.
     
  15. miklcct

    miklcct Established Member

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    Similarly if I see a site on a .co targeting U.S. users, I figure it's some kind of scam.
     
  16. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Top Contributor VIP

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    Times change, and like I said, I would not operate a HUGE site like Amazon on an .ORG, but lots of consulting, networking, hosting, branding, biz development, consulting, and other similar for-profit SMB business sectors use .ORG and actually make money.

    Plus, "non-profit" doesn't mean they don't make money and many take in billions and their execs make millions per year, it's just a classification for taxation, and hardly means they're all out there "saving the planet". The majority are scams too - fronts to make the executive branch (usually family and friends) a shitload of money.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  17. LeDomain

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    .co is for Colombia, if used for anything else its not a long term solution
     
  18. PHILIPPE RAVEL

    PHILIPPE RAVEL Established Member

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    I have

    preachings.org

    this domain will not be good with .co extension...
     
  19. rentmynames

    rentmynames TheFinestDomains.com Gold Account

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    For security reason, a business should never use a .co. Especially in banking industry, or ecommerce, or business that store users' sensitive information. It has a very high risk of leaking the sensitive information to the .com owner. Additionally, it looks ugly. For example, when a normal people (not a domainer) sees a sign like << mycompany.co >> they'll think that it forgot the "m" (bad impression). They don't know that the .co also exists. So, my vote is .org
     
  20. rentmynames

    rentmynames TheFinestDomains.com Gold Account

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    If for your own use, get a different name with .com. Why not ?
     

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