Unstoppable Domains
 24:14:43:06 

.co vs .net

Labeled as discuss in Domain Extensions, started by acs6656, Feb 23, 2021

Replies:
43
Views:
1,799

  1. acs6656

    acs6656 Established Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    45
    Hello,
    If you had to choose between .net and .co for your company domain name, which one would you choose?
    and why?
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. TauseefKhan

    TauseefKhan Established Member

    Posts:
    680
    Likes Received:
    1,221
    .net because it's a not a country code top level domain.
     
  3. acs6656

    acs6656 Established Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    45
    I find the .co more aesthetiically pleasing, i just dont know if people automatically associate it with a company and trust a website with the .co extension.
     
  4. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    18,704
    Likes Received:
    32,437
    for domainers and resale..co wins net...and it's not even close...

    but that's not yer dilemma is it

    well...I'd still pick co
     
  5. Amar D

    Amar D Established Member

    Posts:
    359
    Likes Received:
    491
  6. draco

    draco Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    293
    .net

    I would be concerned that people who aren't familiar with .co would think it's a typo and go to the .com instead.
     
  7. acs6656

    acs6656 Established Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    45
    Good point. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021
  8. ReallyBigIdea.com

    ReallyBigIdea.com Established Member

    Posts:
    441
    Likes Received:
    353
    depending on the name

    . co is company domain hack
    . net is better.
    but dot com is better even with hyphen

    i will drop my. cos and. nets no resale value
     
  9. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    9,504
    Likes Received:
    18,236
    i like .net

    Oldest, most recognized #2 outside .Com.

    “.Co” confused for “.com” plus higher renewal
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021
  10. OnlineDomainShop

    OnlineDomainShop Screamers.Com VIP Blue Account

    Posts:
    7,027
    Likes Received:
    4,544
  11. acs6656

    acs6656 Established Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    45
    In your opinion (for example) Miami-BoatRental.com is better than MiamiBoatRental.net?
     
  12. Ariff BD

    Ariff BD Restricted (15-30%)

    Posts:
    1,261
    Likes Received:
    442
    I like dot co but for business I will feel sale with dotnet since dot co might face email leak;
     
  13. gotasale

    gotasale Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    531
    Likes Received:
    296
    People confused ?
    My mother may be confused
    I may be confused a little on the phone
    But the third generation will never be confused

    .co can take over .net easily in numbers , that's if the domain names survived the next change

    .net is a bad extension for some countries like russia

    I can't sell few of my one words .net even for half amount paid to acquire them
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021
  14. blogspotter

    blogspotter Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,576
    Likes Received:
    2,875
    I have sold many .co but .net is anyday better than .co

    People think .co sells better because it is still possible to buy good .co in the market while good .nets are not.

    If you build a .net portfolio of similar quality to a .co portfolio, I am sure, .net will sell better
    Also, .co is a repurposed ccTLD. it is simply that there are still good a lot of one word brandbale .co in the market while you can't say the same for .net

    Just look a the wholesale market of .net and you will understand.

    Also, another small indicator is, A two word .net has a much better liquid value than a 3L.co
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021
  15. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

    Posts:
    9,135
    Likes Received:
    13,168
    either, but take note of how many are using .io instead. hmmm. :)
     
  16. griff

    griff Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    longer .com > .io (if tech) > .co
     
  17. kalr

    kalr Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    2,482
    Likes Received:
    3,910
    ideal for any kind of project.
     
  18. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

    Posts:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    23,228
    Lots of startups are using .co (and .io) last few years. Many more than are adopting .net of late.
    .net has a longer history, of course, and still used in many websites.
    I think either .net or .co could be used if the term is good.
    If the business involved some sort of network, electronic, social or figurative, then .net is good choice.
    Otherwise, I would tend to lean towards .co if term availability equal.
    Bob
     
  19. 3sixty

    3sixty Established Member

    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    285
    I'm not a fan of the aesthetic of a dot net domain personally.

    Amazon don't give a crap about owning it. While FB choose not to re-direct theirs.
     
  20. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    12,276
    Likes Received:
    20,130
    .NET hands down. It is widely used and recognized by the average internet user.

    The confusion between .COM and .CO is a real issue with ordinary people. The potential for email leakage is the thing I would be the most concerned about.

    Brad
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021
  21. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    12,276
    Likes Received:
    20,130
    I think that is a bad example because the hyphen placement doesn't make sense.

    What about one like Used-Cars.com vs UsedCars.net, or San-Diego.com vs SanDiego.net? That is more of a fair comparison.

    Brad
     
  22. acs6656

    acs6656 Established Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    45
    If the MiamiBoatRentals.com is taken, and you need to choose one of them.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021
  23. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    12,276
    Likes Received:
    20,130
    I would never want a domain with an awkwardly placed hyphen.

    Brad
     
  24. Mize

    Mize Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    60
    Likes Received:
    13
    If someone asked .com
    If you weren't forced to be 3 letters....what would your first choice have been?
    .c
    .co
    .net
    .io
    .org
    ?
     
  25. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

    Posts:
    1,957
    Likes Received:
    4,504
    nothing says I'm old and out of touch like a .net domain

    nothing says I want to be different but afraid to innovate or I want to be the same but cant afford to like a .co domain
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
Topics / Tags:
NameWorth
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...